Changing lives through music!
We aim to provide accessible music therapy programs for people of all ages and abilities.
We love to talk about music therapy and share our knowledge. We are advocators for the benefits of music therapy and endeavour to educate the community about music therapy.
To bring joy into people’s lives, to create meaningful connections between people and to help people know their worth and reach their potential – through music.
What is Music Therapy?
The Australian Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as…“the intentional use of music to support people to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.
It is a research-based practice and profession by a university-trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.
Registered music therapists (RMT) draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice.”
Music therapy is covered under the NDIS and Newcastle Music Therapy is a registered NDIS provider with existing NDIS clients who tell us they greatly benefit from the support they receive through music therapy.
Your planner may not know that music therapy is listed under the NDIS. In some cases, planners have told clients that music therapy is not covered by the NDIS but that’s not correct and it’s important to point out that music therapy is a part of the NDIS.
We are more than happy to liaise with your NDIS planner to clarify any issues that may arise and outline how music therapy can help you meet your goals.
About Newcastle Music Therapy
Newcastle Music Therapy started as a mobile service almost twenty years ago when Susan started to take on private clients in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. Originally as InSync Music Therapy, Susan grew her client base and took on programs such as Sing And Grow (for parents and toddlers) and SNUG (a respite camp for the families of children with rare disorders). As the business grew clients were increasingly asking for a space where they could express themselves freely. Susan also felt the need to bring more music therapists together where their collective skills and gifts could benefit her clients.