Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing. It is the intentional use of music by a university trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Registered music therapists draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice. Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing (Australian Music Therapy Association).
Our music therapy services are provided within a holistic conductive education framework. We aim to help our clients use music to achieve their non-musical goals. Music therapy employs a range of techniques including, instrument playing, improvisation, drumming, singing, musical games and song writing.
Each child’s program is tailored to suit their strengths, challenges and goals and focuses on improving:
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Social skills
- Communication skills
- Cognitive skills
- Musical skills
We can also provide advice and education for parents and caregivers about how they can use music at home to facilitate their child’s progress.
Music therapy can help people with:
• Developmental / speech delay
• Down Syndrome
• Multiple / Physical disabilities
• ADHD / Learning difficulties