Music therapy is a research-based practice in which music is used to support people as they aim to improve their health, functioning and well-being.
What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is delivered by Registered Music Therapists (RMTs) who must be registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association (Source: AMTA).
RMTs have high-level music skills and train at university, usually holding a Masters degree, and understand how music can have an effect on behaviour, memory, the brain and physiologically. In addition to being skilled musicians with specific training in music therapy methods, music therapists are skilled in therapeutic counselling and take an evidence and research-based approach when working with people.
Music therapy supports:
Speech improvement and communication skills
Motor planning and motor skills including physical rehabilitation
Emotional regulation, mental health and mood management
Overall wellbeing and improved quality of life
Social skills, confidence and identity building
Auditory processing and sensory integration
Cognitive skills, such as learning, organising, focus and attention
At Creative Therapy Adelaide, we have the largest team of registered music therapists. You can access individual music therapy sessions in Adelaide at our Torrensville Clinic, online or at your home or school, or access a tailored program supervised by a music therapist with our Allied Health Assistants.
You do not need to have any instruments or musical skills. Come to our clinic, connect with us online or we can provide music therapy at your home, school, childcare centre or other site in Adelaide and surrounds.
- Engage in music listening
- Vocalise and sing
- Participate in playing instruments
- Improvise with the therapist
- Write and record your own songs
- Talk about meaningful music and lyrics
- Learn ways to use music to support your mood
- Curate personalised music playlists
- Enjoy interactive musical activities
- Engage with music and movement
- Learn to play an instrument to develop skills
- Discover ways to integrate music into your daily routine
Behind all of these activities are objectives and goals that are working towards helping to improve a person’s health, functioning and well-being. A registered music therapist will assess a participant and write a therapy plan with measurable goals to track how effective the therapy is for the participant.