About

Beyond the Studio was founded in 2013 by Music Therapist, Adrienne Pringle and Entrepreneur, Cathy Thompson.

Cathy and Adrienne decided to create Beyond the Studio to provide families with high quality music, theory and voice lessons. Beyond the Studio brings music lessons to you, in the convenience of your home with highly qualified and experienced music teachers.

As of 2016, Beyond the Studio is offering customized, in-home music therapy to clients of all ages.

What sets Beyond the Studio apart are the amazing teachers and therapists who create an environment that helps to nurture a love of music.

Adrienne Pringle, BA, BMT, MMT, RP, MTA

Adrienne has been teaching music lessons privately in voice, piano and theory since 1995.Adrienne Head Shot

She is the current President of CAMT (Canadian Association for Music Therapy) and is also a Music Therapist at The Carpenter Hospice. Adrienne also worked as the Music Therapist on the Palliative Care team at The Credit Valley Hospital for approximately 10 years.

She has extensive experience working as music therapist in the public (Halton public and separate board) and private (Tapestry Academy) school setting through her private practice. Adrienne’s expertise is in using music as a therapeutic intervention to develop social and expressive communication skills.

Adrienne has worked as a music therapist with many children, teens and young adults with ASD (Autism, Asperger’s, PDD), Developmental delay, physical needs, Cerebral Palsay, ABI, William’s Syndrome.

Cathy Thompson, B.A

Cathy Thompson is the founder and owner of Beyond the Classroom, Simply Blossoming and Simply Sprouting. Cathy is an entrepreneur at heart, focusing on helping people to develop to their highest potential through ongoing educational opportunities in the areas of academics, music and personal development.Cathy1

She believes that continuing education is truly the cornerstone to success.

Cathy has a degree in Psychology and Sociology from McMaster University along with a post-graduate degree in Continuing and Adult Education from the University of Saskatchewan. She also has diplomas in Addictions Studies from McMaster University and Accounting from Mohawk College. She is also a mom to two small children, both in elementary school.

“My 7 year old daughter has been taking piano and vocal lessons for the past 2 years and I’ve seen significant improvements in her confidence and poise as a result of her relationship with her music teacher.”

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