About Us

Paul Madaule

musicnote Paul Madaule graduated in psychology from La Sorbonne in Paris 1973. He moved to Canada in 1978 to create The Listening Centre. The Centre was the first clinical facility in America to use the listening training with sound stimulation; it was founded by Dr. Alfred Tomatis and Paul in 1978. Paul has also helped create a dozen Centres throughout the US and Mexico. An international authority on listening, Paul is the author of When Listening Comes Alive (1993), now available in ten languages.


Paul is the author to numerous articles on subjects related to the educational and therapeutic value of music and voice. His primary focus is on listening training for children with developmental and learning problems specifically in areas of auditory processing, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum disorders. His work in this field has garnered national media attention through two television documentaries on the Discovery Channel, a CBC radio interview with Vicky Gabereau (1997) and an article in Equinox Magazine (1997).His work with autism is described in a book by Stephanie Marohn "The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism" (2002). Some of his most recent articles are: "The Voice of the Child Behind Autism" (2003) and "The Listening Profiles" (2004), both published in Early Childhood Connections Journal.


Aside from his clinical work, Paul dedicates a lot of time transmitting his knowledge and raising awareness to educators, health care practitioners, singers and musicians. "The Listening Experience", "The Ear-Voice Connection" and "Listening Fitness" are some of the themes of his workshops. His article "Listening and Singing" was published in the Journal of Singing (2000). He also presented "The Listening Ear" at the Music Teachers' National Association Conference in Seattle, 2005.


Drawing from his 35 years of clinical experience, Paul developed a portable audio device called the "LiFT®" (Listening Fitness Trainer), and "The Listening Fitness Instructor's Course". The goal of this professional course and certification process is to teach educators and practitioners how to apply listening training in their school or their practice.

 

Morana

musicnote2Morana Petrofski is a lead Teacher and Supervising Consultant for the Listening Fitness Instructors' Course. Morana's background includes an E.C.E. Diploma from University of Zagreb, Croatia and a B.A. in Psychology and Cultural, Critical and Historical Studies and Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. Since 1995, she dedicated her professional life to listening training as a listening therapist and a clinical consultant, bringing together her experience, creativity and enthusiasm supporting children and families in variety of settings. As part of the team she contributed to the development of the Listening Fitness with the LiFT. As a lead Course teacher and consultant she provides
guidance to Listening Fitness Instructors during their period of supervision towards full Certification.

Morana Petrofski is a lead Teacher and Supervising Consultant for the Listening Fitness Instructors' Course. Morana's background includes an E.C.E. Diploma from University of Zagreb, Croatia and a B.A. in Psychology and Cultural, Critical and Historical Studies and Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. Since 1995, she dedicated her professional life to listening training as a listening therapist and a clinical consultant, bringing together her experience, creativity and enthusiasm supporting children and families in variety of settings. As part of the team she contributed to the development of the Listening Fitness with the LiFT. As a lead Course teacher and consultant she provides guidance to Listening Fitness Instructors during their period of supervision towards full Certification.