What is music therapy?
According to the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA);
"Music therapy is a research-based allied health profession in which music is used to actively support people as they aim to improve their health, functioning and well-being."
Music can be used as a social, communicative, cognitive and emotional outlet to connect and interact with people that have all levels of needs, no matter how different or significant.
You don't need to be musical, or have any musical experience to join the interaction. A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) will tailor each session to meet the needs and wants of the client.
What is a Registered Music Therapist?
A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) is a qualified music therapist that plans and provides person-centred musical experiences for various client populations.
RMTs are also trained to understand the physiological and psychological effects that music may contribute to a client.
Combining this with their musical skills, RMTs help clients achieve their goals, which can range from their social skills, communication, cognition, emotional, physical, as well as their overall well-being.
In order to become qualified, a RMT must complete a 2-year Masters course and become a member of the AMTA.
For more information, visit the AMTA website here.
Session Length & Cost
*Updated 28 July 2021
The length of sessions will vary depending on the needs and goals of the client.
Generally, sessions can run between 30-45 minutes, as well as 1-hour, though only if suitable for the client.
At this stage, I offer only individual sessions - both face-to-face or online via Zoom.
**Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the Greater Sydney area, only online sessions are currently offered**
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