About Music Therapy New Zealand

Te Roopu Puoro Whakaora O Aotearoa

We’re excited to share with you our new MThNZ mission, purpose and values which will form part of our 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan once it has been approved by Council.

Our Mission

MThNZ 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 New Zealand.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Music Therapy New Zealand (the public name for the New Zealand Society for Music Therapy Incorporated) is to Champion potential and wellbeing through the professional use of Music Therapy.

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Our Values

Promoting and working towards sustainability and a balanced, overall wellbeing.

Fostering relationships that are connected, reciprocal and inclusive.

Celebrating our diversity, passion, spark and vitality.

Supporting and advocating for the highest quality, evidenced based ethical practice with integrity and confidence.

Our Logo

Incorporating the hei matau (fish hook), koru and treble clef, this logo aims to reflect the relationships and partnerships that are an inherent part of our advocacy and membership organisation. Representing new beginnings, growth and sustenance, this logo embodies our hopes for Music Therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand and MThNZ to flourish, honour our past and move forward into the future.

Our special thanks to Clare Saunders-Lee, Graphics Designer, and the 2018 Marketing Working Party: NZRMThs Pip Algie, Megan Berentson-Glass, Lauren Payne and Shari Storie, for developing our new logo and branding materials.