Who We Are

Major Progressions is a team of accredited and qualified Music Therapists. Proudly serving the Niagara Region through the healing touch of Music Therapy.

We uphold the highest standards of care through continuous education and professional development. Major Progressions raises the standard of treatment practices by incorporating the most up to date trends within Music Therapy.

Our Team

Laura Belet

RP, NMT, MTA - Owner

Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Michigan State University in 2011 where she also began a Music Therapy Equivalency training program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Brock University. She received her Music Therapy Board Certification (MT-BC) and Music Therapy Accreditation (MTA) in October of 2014. Laura is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), and has completed her Neurological Music Therapy training (NMT). She is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Professional Counselling through Liberty University with a desire to integrate counselling techniques within her music therapy approach.

Laura has worked with a variety of populations throughout her education, internship and career including those with acquired and traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, visual impairment, depression and mental illness.

Laura uses a variety of approaches when working with her clients and prescribes to a holistic focus by treating everyone she works with holistically rather than focusing on a set of symptoms.

Charlotte McCuaig

NMT, MTA - Music Therapist

We are happy to introduce Charlotte McCuaig to the Major Progressions team as a subcontracted music therapist. Charlotte graduated from Wilfred Laurier University with a bachelor of music therapy and received her accreditation soon after. She also has her neurologic music therapy training. Currently her main focus is music therapy in long term care settings. She considers her approach eclectic as she draws from different models depending on the client she is working with.

Justis Krar

MTA - Music Therapist

Justis Krar is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Therapy Program where he completed his clinical internship at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London, UK. Justis has experience working with adults in disorders of consciousness, neuro-rehabilitation, complex long-term care and profound and multiple learning disabilities. Justis utilizes the guitar, percussive techniques and improvisation in his therapy work.


Music Therapist

Molly is currently completing her Master of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. Originally from Saskatchewan, Molly has her Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up taking piano and voice lessons and has picked up guitar along the way.

Molly has volunteered with music therapists working with individuals with dementia as well as children with Down Syndrome. Music therapy placements in the program have given her the opportunity to work with children with autism spectrum disorder and adolescents with various levels of cognitive and physical ability, in community mental health, and people living in long term care.

Molly is extremely excited to be entering the world of music therapy and to be working with Major Progressions this fall.

Jon Burkhart

MTA, RP - Music Therapist

Jon graduated from Wilfrid Laurier’s Master’s of Music Therapy Program in 2019, and has been working as an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) since.

Prior to working as a music therapist, Jon received a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from Missouri State University in 2006 and worked in mental health and as a musician. While facilitating groups in a psychosocial rehabilitation day program, Jon became aware of the impact music can have in a therapeutic relationship.

As an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA), Jon has worked with diverse ages and populations to address cognitive, communicative, emotional, social, physical and spiritual domains. Jon has experience with Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, mood and personality disorders, PTSD, autism and developmental disabilities.

Jon is passionate about using music as a tool for self-expression and well-being , and is happy to support others in this journey in session.

Kurt Dunn

Music Therapist Intern

Kurt graduated from Brock University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music (BMus) Honours degree, and is currently enrolled at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Masters of Music Therapy program. He has been with Major Progressions since May of 2022 as part of his internship placement, and is currently working at Long Term Care homes in both St. Catharines and Hamilton.

Kurt is passionate about music and its potential to improve the quality of life in everyone across their lifespan. He has experience in working with older adult populations and hopes to continue working in Long Term Care settings, while also working with and gaining insight from other client populations to broaden his knowledge and outreach.

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We are always looking to expand our team! We are happy to take on interns, co-op students, volunteers and contracted music therapists.

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