Emma Matthews

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Emma Matthews

Music Therapy

Music Therapy - client-centered. which ever genre the client or student wishes to explore

Bachelor of music (contemporary), BA, Dipgrad (ECE), Masters Music Therapy


Emma is a New Zealand Registered music therapist. She has been practicing over the last 10 years in the wellington region, southland, and now in Nelson. Emma’s background is in specialist education, and she has experience working in using music therapy in dementia care. Emma has particular interest in developing community based music therapy opportunities.

Skills and expertise

Emma’s skill set is based on creating trusting relationships between therapist and client. She has particular experience working with students that happen to have physical or learning needs.

Emma can support students that want to explore how music can be used for

  • communication
  • social skills
  • pain and sensory support
  • fine and gross motor development
  • self-regulation

Emma is able to provide consultation with teachers using a therapeutic framework, and is open to developing and sharing skills with families, educational facilities, and other allied health professionals.