Champion potential and well-being through the professional use of Music Therapy
Find out more about MThNZ
Champion potential and well-being through the professional use of Music Therapy
Find out more about MThNZ
Champion potential and well-being through the professional use of Music Therapy
Find out more about MThNZ

What is Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the planned use of music to assist with the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional, intellectual, physical or social needs.

Music Therapy New Zealand is a membership organisation that advocates the employment of NZ Registered Music Therapists (NZRMTh) and governs their ethical and professional standards of practice in working to enhance hauora and waiora of the people of Aotearoa.

Play Video

What’s Happening

Featured NZ Registered Music Therapists

NZ Registered Music Therapists use the special qualities of music in a shared relationship with their clients, to meet personal needs, support learning, and promote healing and change. They work with people of all ages and abilities, with individuals and groups, and in many different settings.

Our Registered Music Therapists are members of Music Therapy New Zealand and hold Full or Provisional Registration with the New Zealand Music Therapy Registration Board.

Hazel Barrett

Hazel Barrett

Music has always been my passion which led me to study for a BA(Hons) Music at the University of Leeds in the UK, focusing on community music and composition.
Meet Hazel

Libby Johns

Libby Johns

I turned my love of Jazz improvisation towards improvising and connecting with a wide range of people and cultures, and enjoying everyone’s individual musicality and abilities along the journey.
Meet Libby

Jingyuan (Cici) Kong

Jingyuan (Cici) Kong

After completing a bachelor degree in music performance ( Chinese instruments), I had some work experience in the field of special needs in China and some language and music teaching experience in New Zealand.
Meet Jingyuan (Cici)

Penny Warren

Penny Warren

I am a Registered Music Therapist who has over 25 years Music Therapy experience in health and education settings in both the UK and New Zealand.
Meet Penny

Alison (Ali) Talmage

Alison (Ali) Talmage

I have a strengths-based, music-centred approach and enjoy supporting people with diverse needs to make positive change through collaborative engagement and musical participation.
Meet Alison

Jennifer Ryckaert

Jennifer Ryckaert

Having spent the initial part of my career as a music therapist in the States, I moved to NZ and joined the Raukatauri Music Therapy team in August, 2015. Currently I serve as the Clinical and Centre Director of Raukatauri, while continuing to provide individual and group sessions at the Centre each day.
Meet Jennifer