Emma Matthews

  • Preschool, Primary and Intermediate Children: Intellectual & Physical Disability, Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Communication Disorders, Sensory Impairment
  • Adolescent: Intellectual & Physical Disability, Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Communication Disorders
  • All Age Groups: Palliative Care, Communication Disorders
  • Supervision
  • Training (student teaching/placements/visiting music therapist)

Working alongside individuals and in groups to access music – I love learning about others and working collaboratively with other disciplines to create meaningful working relationships

My relationship with music has been lifelong, and I have loved dabbling as many instruments as I can. I have worked in a range of settings, both self-employed and as a waged worker. I have experience working in special education, and during my training worked with both primary and teenage clients. I have a special interest in broadening my music therapy experience in palliative and other areas of MT. I have a huge amount of satisfaction working with people, and enjoy developing solid and trusting workplace environments.

New Zealand Registered Music Therapist
Bachelor of Music (Otago), BA (film and media), 2005
Master Music Therapy (NZSM/Victoria, Wellington), 2008
Dipgrad ECE (victoria, Wellington), 2018