Jingyuan (Cici) Kong
- Preschool Children: Physical & Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Primary/Intermediate Children: Physical & Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour
- Elderly: Dementia
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.
When I was offering music workshops at schools in New Zealand, I was surprised, however, that how much children with special needs enjoyed music.
My music therapy work is person-centred and I am able to connect with people through music in a playful and relaxing way. I particularly enjoy working with children. I believe that children are kind, sincere, enthusiastic and generous. When they express these characteristics and feelings, we all receive a kind of therapy. I also benefits greatly from the experience of working with elderly people. I feel that I now have a better understanding of how to care for them with patience and compassion.
- Bachelor of Music Performance(Majoring in Chinese Pipa, Minoring in Chinese Ruan and Ocarina), Xiamen University, China, 2012
- Master of Music Therapy, Victoria University of Wellington, 2018