Making Music Meaningful

Music and movement for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Due to medical reasons,
I need to cancel the program for the rest of the year. Thank you in advance for your understanding. After my surgery and post-op, I will re-evaluate my situation and reassess at that time if I will offer the program again (TBD). 

About the Director

and the history of the program.


Joëlle Perrier is a versatile musician and a seasoned teacher.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Primary, Junior and Intermediate) with a specialisation in music from the University of Ottawa. Joëlle was privileged to study under Gilles Comeau, a music education expert.
She is a cellist first and foremost. She sings and also plays keyboard instruments, soprano and alto recorders, flute, clarinet, violin, guitar, and ukulele. As a cellist, Joëlle has played several years with local amateur orchestras.
She has attended Ontario Music Educators Association conferences and has received 1:1 training in the Making Music Meaningful curriculum by its founder, Nicole Wassink.

Joëlle looks forward to meeting you and your child and to sharing with you the joy of music!

Nicole Wassink founded Making Music Meaningful in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Elementary), a Master of Business Administration and received her training as an early childhood music educator at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. 

Nicole operated Making Music Meaningful from 2006 to 2016. Following a foot injury, she hired contractors to replace her on a sessional basis before officially passing the torch to Joëlle Perrier in 2017. Nicole served as coach and mentor to Joëlle for 2 years.


1500 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3Y9

Thank You

Tea provided by: Heart Tea Heart
Facilities provided by: Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation