Newcastle Music Therapy operates on Awabakal country. We acknowledge the Awabakal people as the traditional custodians of the Warners Bay region and pay our respects to Awabakal elders past and present. We are committed to a positive future for the Aboriginal community.
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
The Omicron strain of COVID has put significant pressure on all of us in the Hunter Region, and here at Newcastle Music Therapy we are continuing to follow the safe practices we put in place at the start of the pandemic.
We continue to wear masks during all sessions, sanitise our rooms and equipment between sessions, and practice social distancing. Our waiting room has a 5 person limit, so parents, carers and support workers will only be able to stay in this space in pre-approved circumstances. We ask that you continue to be patient with us and our staff during this time, and respect all requests regarding capacity limits.
– Susan and the Newcastle Music Therapy team.
Introducing art therapy!
Newcastle Music Therapy are excited to add Art Therapy to our services!
Registered Art Therapists Katishe Grudnoff, Miriam Saines and Asoka Whitwell have joined our team, bringing over a decade of experience to our practice.
Changing lives through music AND ART!
About Music and Art Therapy
Music therapy combines the power of music and the skills of a registered music therapist to help support you and reach your potential.
Art Therapy sessions follow your individual interests and abilities to reach your identified goals. No art making skills are necessary. While engaging in art making, and when your hands are busy, you may find it easier to open up and tell your story. At therapy can also help you to improve motor skills and physical co-ordination.
Music and art therapy are about using music and art to help you with whatever it is you need. Whether it’s improving your speech, getting your body moving, expressing your feelings, connecting with others, supporting your learning or helping you to relax, music and art therapy can help.
Our services are delivered through individual sessions for children, teenagers & families, group sessions, workshops and professional development.
All therapy services are conducted by fully trained registered music therapists and art therapists who have experience in helping you reach your potential.
Newcastle Music Therapy is a registered NDIS provider.
Newcastle Music Therapy Services
Individual Music Therapy Sessions
My Music is our program of individual music therapy sessions for adults and children. These are tailored sessions where you work one on one with a music therapist.
Individual Art Therapy Sessions
My Art is our program of individual art therapy sessions for adults and children. These are tailored sessions where you work one on one with an art therapist.
Group Music Therapy Sessions
Our Expression Sessions are designed for you to share and express yourself through music in a group setting. If you are living with a disability this program is for you.
Music for Wellness
The Music for Wellness program combines the skills of a registered music therapist with a clinical psychologist to help support you. We create a nurturing environment where you can express yourself and explore your creative side.
Music Therapy for Children and Families
Our group programs for young children and families include:
- Laughter & Lullabies (0-3yo)
- Little Movers & Groovers (3-6yo)
- School Bell Bop (School Readiness Program)
Music Therapy Professional Development
We offer a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the year.
We are happy to cater for the specific needs of your workplace or organisation so please get in touch to discuss this further.
Music Therapy Workshops
We run a variety of workshops throughout the year.
Please contact us for more details.
We aim to provide accessible music and art therapy programs for people of all ages and abilities. We bring joy into people’s lives by creating meaningful connections between people helping people know their worth and reach their potential – through music and art.