Music Therapy links the use of interactive musical play with non-musical related goals sessions support; building confidence, independence and self expression, fine and gross motor function, enhancing social engagement, developing communication skills, improving emotional, cognitive and physical self regulation. Weaving musical play with instruments such as drumming, percussion, bells, voice, wind instruments, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar and keyboard in fun and engaging activities allows an effortless flow towards enhancing relationships with self and others.
Music Therapy caters for any age and supports those with disabilities, those who need emotional and mental support, and those who need physical support.
Registered Music Therapist (RMT)
A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) is acknowledged as an allied health professional and is a member of the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA™). The AMTA™ is a member organization of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA).
Through research-based practice, RMTs use their professional musician skills to actively support people as they journey to improve and enhance their physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Key Elements of the NMT Evidence-Based Model:
NMT is a research-guided clinical model that is driven by advances in neuroscience and the understanding of the perception, production, and performance of music and how music can influence and change non-musical brain and behavior function.
Rational Scientific Mediating Model
Musical Response Models
Nonmusical Parallel Models: shared, similar, parallel processes
Mediating Models: Influence of Music on Nonmusical Behavior
Clinical Research Models: Therapeutic Effects of Music
(Information taken direct from NMT academy.co)
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Intuitive Music Therapy
Renee King, a Registered Music Therapist, Neurologic Music Therapist and business owner of Intuitive Music Therapy provides a safe, therapeutic environment allowing individuals to access and express their innate musical being. Renée ensures individuals feel supported to self express through music and music related activities by intuitively meeting clients where they are at in the present moment. These activities focus on developing non-musical related goals to enhance day-to-day living.
Renee has a Bachelor of Public Health, Majoring Health Promotion, a Master of Creative Music Therapy and has completed the Neurologic Music therapy training with the Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. Renée works in the moment to intuitively connect with you, allowing the space and support for you to self express in an open, fun and safe musical environment.
Registered as a Music Therapist acknowledged through the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Renée is recognised as an allied health therapist and has extensive experience working with children, young adults, elderly, people with disabilities and the general population. As well as this, Renée has experience as a professional musician for over 12 years with a health promotion background; Renée is passionate about using her professional music skills to actively support people on their journey to improve and enhance their physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing.