Music Therapy

The music therapist attends school two days a week and since the start of the year has worked throughout the majority of the school population from Year 1 to Year 11 both individually and through small group work and has facilitated therapy in a variety of areas. This includes developing communication, functional vocal development, relationships and attachment, considering mental health, social interaction and group awareness, working with behaviour, developing interpersonal skills, engagement and promoting emotional health and wellbeing. Music therapy is an interactive musical relational process and doesn’t require those participating to have any knowledge or understanding of music, in fact, the focus of sessions is usually on the process of improvising music together and using the music created communicatively to share thoughts, experiences and issues.