Strategic Plan 2019 – 2021

Building connections that realise the potential in people

Our Purpose

Is to Champion potential and wellbeing through the professional use of Music Therapy

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 Values

Live / Ora: (hauora and waiora) Promoting and working towards sustainability and balanced overall well-being

Reciprocity / Whanaungatanga: Fostering relationships that are connected, reciprocal and inclusive 

Creativity / Awhatanga: Celebrate our diversity, passion, spark and vitality

Professionalism / Te Taumata: Supporting and advocating for the highest quality evidenced based ethical practice with integrity and confidence


Our Destination

Through redefining our identity and telling our story through a range of media, Registered Music Therapists are supported working across a diverse range of New Zealand communities. A stable and extended funding base will enable our membership to grow and expand positively in partnership with key stakeholders.

Strategic priorities 2019-2021

  1. Improve and refine our governance, financial and management systems (Resources & Budget)
  2. Use effective communication to build our relationships with our membership and to create opportunities to further expand our reach to include partnerships with a range of stakeholders
  3. Strengthen our credibility and profile through engagement with existing and potential members