Supporting growth and well-being with personalised Music Therapy programs.
New things are growing at Music Garden as it ventures into new places!
Wodonga/Albury: Tuesdays starting Feb 4th between 10:45-1:00, Early Intervention classes for children accessing the NDIS held at The LEAP centre.
Mansfield Wednesdays starting Feb 5th 10:30-11:15. Specialised music classes for social and communication skills using books, play and music together, for children under 6. Held at the Collopy St Studio.
Benalla: Thursdays 9:30-10:15. Specialised music classes for social and communication skills using books, play and music together, for children under 6. Start date and location TBC.
What is Music Therapy?
Imagine the difference between a psychologist and catching up with your friend. When you’re feeling down, you chat with your friend over dinner and feel somewhat better and supported. After a few days though, these feelings come back and the chat with the friend isn’t going to cut it this time. Now professional help is needed to support you achieve your own goals to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Music therapy is the professional support, the next step up from listening to music at home. It’s the support that works with you either physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively or with communication, using live music and a registered music therapist.
Music therapy is a research-based allied health practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and well being. It is not music education which aims to teach the basics of music and learn instruments. Music therapy is about exploring different aspects of yourself through music.
What happens in the sessions? This is dependent on the people in the room. First session is an assessment session where I will be observing your children and how they respond to different songs, instruments and ideas. I will write goals to create a personalised program with steps demonstrating how music therapy will support these goals. Methods that may be used are songwriting, song sharing, improvisation, relaxation, play and movement. Whatever is best for the participant, is what will occur. Please contact Simone to discuss how music therapy can support you and your family.