Music Therapy

Sunraysia Arts and Learning offers music therapy for individuals, small groups and organisations; catering for people of all ages and abilities. We are a registered NDIS provider for NSW and Victoria. We also accept HCWA funding. 

Director Catherine Threlfall is a registered music therapist with more than 20 years experience in a range of health, education, community, early childhood and disability services.

Music Therapy as defined by the Australian Music Therapy Association is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.
Music therapy is the intentional use of music by a university trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Registered music therapists draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice.
Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship. They are employed in a variety of sectors including health, community, aged care, disability, early childhood, and private practice. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.
Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background.

To learn more visit the AMTA website. 

We offer music therapy services tailored to individual and organisational needs and circumstances. Music Therapy programs run at the Sunraysia Arts and Learning Studio in Merbein, and in homes and centres throughout Sunraysia. The Music for Life program for learners with additional needs runs weekly at our studio.

Music therapy techniques include singing, songwriting, dance, music and movement, instrumental playing, guided listening and relaxation, music appreciation discussion, music technology, musical games, and instrumental and vocal improvisation.

Please contact us to discuss how music therapy can help you and your family, or how music therapy can assist your organisation.

The Australian Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as:

“a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.

Music therapy is the intentional use of music by a university trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Registered music therapists draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice.

Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship. They are employed in a variety of sectors including health, community, aged care, disability, early childhood, and private practice. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.

Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background.

Australian Music Therapy Association, www.austmta.org.au

How music therapy can help you? Contact us!