Music therapy centre
Building relationships, connection & communication through the journey of music
Well-being through music with qualified professionals
"Music Therapy is the planned use of music to assist the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional, intellectual, physical or social needs." Musictherapy.org.nz
Music Therapy differs from music tuition as its objective and focus is to improve a person's life, emotions, self-expression and social skills using music as the tool for connection and relationship. A Music Therapist practices holistically, examining the whole client and their place in the world.
Music therapy at NCMA
Colette Jansen, Emma Matthews, and Alvaro Saura Moreno are the three Music Therapists who comprise the Nelson Tasman Music Therapy Collective. They are experienced professionals registered in New Zealand, with backgrounds in adult mental health, including trauma, anxiety, and stress. Additionally, they possess expertise in aged care, specialist education and early intervention.
By working in partnership, Colette, Emma, and Alvaro ensure a holistic approach to music therapy, benefiting individuals of all ages and diverse needs within the Nelson Tasman region.
How to access music therapy
Music therapy is an Allied Health profession and is now offered at NCMA. You can register for therapy by completing the registration form below. Our experienced music therapists will advise you on the most beneficial pathway to meet your needs. Possibilities include:
- Individual music therapy sessions with one of our skilled and experienced therapists.
- Group therapy sessions through joining the NelSONG neorological choir
- Taking part in one of our regular music classes under the guidance or advice of a trained Music Therapist.
Once we have received your enquiry form we will be able to advise you of the costs of Music Therapy.
All music therapists are qualitifed
In New Zealand all registered music therapists hold a Masters degree, relevant undergraduate degrees, and have specialised experience in the field of music therapy. New Zealand Registered Music therapists adhere to the ethical obligations set by the governing body Music Therapy New Zealand Registration Board MThNZ.
There has been a large amount of research conducted into Music Therapy and its benefits. Voices is a world forum for music therapy and contains a large number of interesting articles relating to this.