A Joyful Noise School of Music

July 09, 2010 22:18 ET

Media Availability With Charles Lage on His Cross-Canada Bike Tour for the Canadian Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2010) - Charles Lage will be available for media interviews on SATURDAY, JULY 10TH, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the SITE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM AT THE FORKS IN WINNIPEG. On July 1st, 2010, Mr. Lage began a cross-Canada bike tour to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy. The Centre will be built in or near Winnipeg, providing a not-for-profit, national centre for clinical music therapy and research.

"We are only beginning to understand the tremendous therapeutic power of music," says Lage, President of A Joyful Noise School of Music. "This summer's bike tour will raise funds to build the Centre and spread the message about the potential for music to be used as therapeutic tool, particularly autism."

A cross-Canada bike tour to raise funds for the construction of the Canadian Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy began July 1, 2010, in Vancouver, BC and conclude in Newfoundland in August. The tour will also seek to raise awareness of the Centre's mission to use music for the clinical treatment of a wide range of medical issues, particularly autism.

Lage, an adult survivor of autism, is based Hazelridge, Manitoba (approximately 30 kilometers east of Winnipeg). In addition to his professional work as a piano tuner, he leads the not-for-profit A Joyful Noise School of Music. Along with others who have been personally touched by the healing power of music, A Joyful Noise School of Music has refurbished pianos donated to their school which are then restored or directly given to the families of those living with autism.

"Over and over, we have seen how music provides a tremendously important tool for treating those with autism," said Lage. "Through this bicycle tour, we are going to share the dream of a national centre that will further our understanding of how music can heal the mind and the body. As Canadians come to see our vision, I am certain that they will help us build the dream of a National Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy."

WHO: Charles Lage, a Manitoban who is cycling across Canada to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy.

WHAT: A not-for-profit national facility, to be built in or near Winnipeg that will provide a venue for intensive, clinical-based music therapy and research into the therapeutic value of music.

WHERE: Winnipeg, Manitoba

WHEN: Saturday, July 10th, 2010, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

WHY: To raise funds for the construction and the Canadian Centre for Music and Classroom Therapy, and awareness about the therapeutic value of music.

Contact Information

  • A Joyful Noise School of Music
    Mr. Scott Wazney RMT
    Communications Director
    1-204-482-4706
    sgwazney@mts.net