Olly Lowery

Olly Lowery is a Registered Music Therapist Specialising in:

  • Adult, Preschool Children, Primary & Intermediate Children and Adolescent
  • Intellectual & Physical Disability, Mental Health and Neurodisability
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Communication Disorders, Sensory Impairment

Music therapy was my natural path after working as a support worker and studying music. I love connecting with people through music and supporting them however they need it.

I got into music therapy following a diverse pathway involving ski instructing with the Special Olympics, studying jazz guitar performance, working as a community support worker for adults with intellectual disabilities, volunteering at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, and finally studying for my Master of Music Therapy degree in which I received First-Class Honours.

My research explored the ways in which goals can be used for young people with autism spectrum disorder. I have worked with the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre since my student placement in 2015, and run two outreach programmes in Orewa and Otara. I have also worked in several schools around Auckland and contribute to the New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy.

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  • Bachelor Music, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, Massey University & Victoria University of Wellington, 2013
  • Master Music Therapy (Honours), Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, Massey University & Victoria University of Wellington, 2015