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CBR Music Therapy Research SymposiumPosted on: Monday, 17 September 2018

 CBR Music Therapy Research Symposium 2018

Saturday10th November 2018

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Keynote address: Dr Jeanette Tamplin (University of Melbourne)
Therapeutic singing interventions in neurological populations – current research and clinical applications

Dr Daphne Rickson (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ School of Music – Te Kōkī)
Robin Matthews SLT, Brainwaves Singers, doctoral candidate (University of Auckland)
Alison Talmage RMTh, CeleBRation Choir, doctoral candidate (University of Auckland)
Jordyn Thompson, postgraduate student (University of Auckland)
The symposium will conclude with a round table discussion.

Registration ($40) via Eventbrite only. Registration closes on Wednesday 7 November at 5pm.

A light lunch and morning & afternoon tea are provided.

This symposium is an initiative of the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research and supported by the CBR Knowledge Exchange Fund. Registration is open to anyone with an interest in research and practice focusing on therapeutic singing for people living with a neurological condition, such as stroke, Parkinson’s, brain injury or dementia.

Further info and registrations:

Further inquiriesalison.talmage@auckland.ac.nz

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Music Therapy Week 2018Posted on: Monday, 17 September 2018

 Spring into Music Therapy during October this year!

Music Therapy Week 20th – 28th October 2018


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Music Therapy New Zealand are thrilled that the Hugo Charitable Trust www.hugocharitabletrust.nz are generously supporting Music Therapy Week this year! We have some very exciting filming projects underway – watch this space!






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MThNZ AGM 2018Posted on: Thursday, 26 July 2018


We would like to invite all members to attend the MThNZ 2018 Annual General Meeting


Saturday 1st September 2018


Epsom Community Hall

202 Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland


9.30am – Guests arrival

10.00am – AGM

11.30am - Refreshments, Nibbles and Live Music

12.30pm – Speaker: Heather Fletcher - Music Therapy & Allied Health

  2.00pm – Finished



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Attachment in Clinical PracticePosted on: Monday, 14 May 2018

Wallin flyer

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World Music Therapy Day meme competitionPosted on: Wednesday, 24 January 2018

#WorldMusicTherapyDay meme contest.

Create a meme for WMT’s competition now to promote World Music Therapy Day (on 1st March 2018) and be in for a chance to win a Yamaha EZ 220 Keyboard generously donated by YAMAHA.

Download the competition details here

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17 Aug Half Day Workshop with Diane Austin Theoretical and Vocal Implications of Vocal PsychotherapyPosted on: Thursday, 20 July 2017

Diane Austin Half Day workshop

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Symposium 2017: Finding Your VoicePosted on: Monday, 12 June 2017

Symposium 2017: Finding Your Voice

MThNZ is excited to be bringing you the 2017 Symposium, ”Finding Your Voice”.

This event is being held at Victoria University in Wellington, over the weekend of the 12th and 13th August. See here for the Programme details  and here for Presenter Bios and Presentation Abstracts.

Download the Symposium 2017 Schedule of Events

Download Symposium Abstracts and Presenter Bios

Keynote speaker: Dr Diane Austin, Director of the Music Psychotherapy Center in NYC
Major address: Waireti Roesenburg, Wholistic & psychological practitioner

Diane Austin will also be facilitating a two hour experiential workshop, with opportunities to observe and/or participate.

There will be papers on a number of  different areas of work, including practice and research. These will cover the fields of neurology, rehabilitation, communication, and
working with children.

The symposium will also host a book launch, the 2017 MThNZ AGM, and a musical performance!

This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other Music Therapists and colleagues, and to increase your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of music therapy both within New Zealand and internationally.

Click here for a map of the venue: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Murphy Building (off Kelburn Parade), level 6, room MY632 

Registration is through Eventbrite.

Book Now

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2016 Hui and Supervision WorkshopPosted on: Monday, 20 June 2016

2016 Hui
The Music Therapy NZ AGM will be part of a one day music therapy hui, with presentations from Heather Fletcher, Carolyn Ayson, Opeloge Ah Sam and the Music Moves Me Trust, along with a music making session. Lunch is also included. More information and registrations can be made here. Early bird registrations are available until 1 July. ​​​​
The hui will be held at the Onehunga Community Centre, which is accessible by bus from Auckland Airport, and is also close to the Onehunga Train Station for those travelling within the city. 
Please note registration is not required if you are only attending the AGM. 
Course: Holding, playing and exploring: Music and action based strategies for self-reflection and supervision
Following the hui day, Claire Molyneux will be offering the above course on Sunday 21 August. More detailed information can be found here, but Claire’s short description of the course is as follows: 
The concept of holding is central to my work as a music therapist and supervisor. Starting from an exploration of this concept, we will discuss what is needed to create a safe trusting space in which therapists can share, discuss, analyse and reflect on clinical work. This workshop will offer practical ideas and techniques for exploring clinical work and other issues that impact on this. Music-based and action-based strategies will be explored with the aim of adding to participants’ kete of resources to be used for self-reflection and in supervision settings.


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2016 AGM and Council electionsPosted on: Monday, 20 June 2016

Notice of Music Therapy New Zealand AGM 
The 2016 AGM will be held at the Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061 from 10.15am – 11.15am on Saturday 20 August. The AGM is open to all current Music Therapy New Zealand members, and will be part of a longer Music Therapy New Zealand hui. 
Council Elections


The MThNZ Council is charged with providing direction for the organisation and setting strategic priorities for the organisation, and a new Council will be elected in August 2016.

All current Music Therapy New Zealand members can nominate, stand, and vote for Council members. Please note nomination forms must be received by 20 July, after which ballot papers for voting will be distributed. The results will be announced at the AGM. 

A nomination form is available here.