Changing lives through music!
We aim to provide accessible music therapy programs, art therapy programs, and music tuition for people of all ages and abilities.
We love to talk about music and art therapy and share our knowledge. We are advocators for the benefits of music and art therapy and endeavour to educate the community about music and art 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?
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.”
What is Art Therapy?
As defined by the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), “practitioners calling themselves art therapists have been trained to work therapeutically using the visual arts, including drawing, painting, and sculpture.”
Registered arts therapists must complete a minimum two years Masters degree, complete a minimum of 750 hours of supervised clinical placement, hold a professional membership with ANZACATA, and complete continuing professional development and work under a code of ethics.
Art therapy is a nonverbal creative therapy. Some goal areas that art therapy can address are increasing emotion regulation skills, improving social skills, expressing difficult feelings non-verbally, increasing self-awareness and improving communication skills.
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.