Lara Burke

Executive Officer for Music Therapy NZ

Christmas hours 2019-2020

MThNZ  office will be closed on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen Monday 6 January 2020 In event of emergency, please contact President and Interim Chair, Linda Webb – president@musictherapy.org.nz or 021 975530      Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Space to Play: space, improvisation and relationships in music therapy

Dr Philippa Derrington, Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), and Nicky Haire, Violinist, Lecturer in Music Therapy (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh ) and PhD Candidate at The University of Edinburgh, facilitated ‘Space to play’ on Saturday 14th December 2019 in the Adam Concert Room (ACR) at New Zealand School of …

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Stand Children’s Services Tu Maia Whanau

Registered music therapist DEVIN BROOKS explains how music therapy “reaches into the corners of the brain”, and can have a transformative impact on children, adults and whānau. By KATE BARBER.   Beyond merely providing pleasure or transporting us to a different time and place, music can change the brain, and impact positively on our lives, and those …

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Cantabrainers Christmas Choir

Concert to be held on Wednesday 18 December. Please find the invitation attached and details below Date: Wednesday 18 December Time: 10am – 11.30am (followed by morning tea) Venue: The Salvation Army, 853 Colombo Street, Christchurch We would love to see you there if you happen to be in Christchurch on this date.

Music Therapy New Zealand proudly presents ‘Building Confidence’

Today is International Children’s Day! Here at Music Therapy New Zealand we felt this was a good time to share our new video! This has a focus on senior students in a Learning Support Unit (LSU) making big personal gains through participation in group Music Therapy. Starring the awesome students at Rongotai College, Wellington! #InternationalChildrensDay #MusicThearpy #Confidence

Morva Croxson Prize for Emergent Writers 2019

Music Therapy New Zealand invites postgraduate music therapy students and early career music therapists to submit an article of 3500-5000 words on a topic of relevance to the contemporary NZ music therapy profession, suitable for publication in the NZ Journal of Music Therapy. Closing date December 1st. Further info: https://www.musictherapy.org.nz/journal/ The Morva Croxson Prize acknowledges the …

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The Big Idea NZ Stories – Need for Therapy with Will Darbyshire

Will Darbyshire explains how a growing profession is set to expand throughout the regions. Why am I here? One of the first questions people ask me when I mention I’m a music therapist from Australia (after the inevitable “what is music therapy”) is “Why are you living in Hawke’s Bay?”  To answer the first, the …

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