Brittany Robart is a Canadian singer, pianist, and accredited music therapist. She wrote and performed her music in Calgary, before later becoming a music therapist in British Columbia.
Robart was born in Calgary. Her father was an executive with an oil company. As she was about to finish grade one in a Calgary school, Robart moved with her family to Jakarta, Indonesia, after her father’s company stationed him there. They lived peacefully there for three years in a gated community, which she remembered fondly.
However, in 1998, when she was nine, an economic crisis led to riots in Jakarta, making it unsafe to stay. Her family fled with her and her younger brother to avoid the violence. They escaped in an unstable boat, on a trip lasting a few days, to land in Signapore. They subsequently returned to Canada, settling back in her hometown of Calgary.
As a vocalist and pianist, she has performed various venues and events in Calgary, including Storybook Theatre shows, the Kiwanis Music Festival, and the Calgary Stampede. Daniel Clayton, CEO of NuDecade Records Inc., an independent Calgary-based recording company, helped her release her first album. Her musical styles include jazz, folk, pop, musical theatre, and spiritual music.
In 2012 Robart moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as a Music Therapist. She obtained a Diploma in Music-Voice Concentration and a Bachelor of Music Therapy from from Capilano University. She is an accredited Music Therapist with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.
She began work as an accredited Music Therapist in British Columbia. This includes contract work as a Music Therapist at BC Women’s Hospital in addictions and mental health. She has also worked for Creative Music Therapy Solutions, helping seniors, children with autism and developmental delay, adults with brain trauma, and young adults with mental health challenges.
The still photos (excluding the video) of Robart were taken by me on July 25, 2010 at the Sun and Salsa Festival, that was held annually in the Kensington community of Calgary, Alberta. She was singing and playing keyboard on a free concert stage outside.
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