- Mental Health
- Aged Care and Dementia
- Able to Privde Supervision
Music Therapy with Shari – Music for Non-Musical Goals
I love experiencing sparks of connection, witnessing people’s sparks of meaningful progress, exploring what my Master’s training and music can do within a safe therapeutic framework.
People’s strengths, goals and their whole person are central to my practice. I draw on psychodynamic theories and utilise Neurologic Music Therapy in order to connect music with people’s non-musical needs.
I have enjoyed working with a range of people across the lifespan living with a range of needs since graduating in 2012, and it was a pleasure being part of the MThNZ Council 2014 – 2018 and contributing to the growth of music therapy in NZ Aotearoa. I am currently focusing my practice with those living with neurological conditions, mental health, and aged care including dementia. I provide contract services at a range of settings including a hospital, residential care homes and facilities, organisations, as well as private homes. I also offer supervision services, focusing on reflective, strengths-based and creative supervision models.
Member of Music Therapy New Zealand since 2010
MThNZ Council Member 2014 – 2018
Member of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation
Storie, S. (2019, September) An Introduction to Music Therapy and Person-Centred Dementia Care. Presentation to the Post-Graduate Population Health Practice Course: Dementia Care, School of Nursing, University of Auckland: Auckland, New Zealand.
Storie, S. (2019, August) Finding safe, appropriate, meaningful ways of supporting people living with dementia through music and music therapy. Presentation to the Music Therapy NZ Symposium: Still me; Music Therapy and Person-Centred Dementia Care. Hamilton, New Zealand.
Storie, S. (2019, August) A 10-Week Group Music Therapy Project at a Dementia Day Service. Presentation to the Music Therapy NZ Symposium: Still me; Music Therapy and Person-Centred Dementia Care. Hamilton, New Zealand.
Storie, S. (2019, July) An Introduction to Music Therapy and a Dementia Pilot Project. Presentation to the Selwyn Centre Coordinators Conference, The Selwyn Foundation: Auckland, New Zealand.
Storie, S. (2017). Polyphony. In Molyneux, C. (Ed.), Only Connect: Poems and Stories from New Zealand Music Therapy. Nelson, NZ: Mountain Girl Publishing.
Storie, S. (2017). The Room is Warm. In Molyneux, C. (Ed.), Only Connect: Poems and Stories from New Zealand Music Therapy. Nelson, NZ: Mountain Girl Publishing.
Talmage, A., Storie, S., & Hicks, R., (2017) Choral Singing Therapy for people with neurological conditions: The CeleBRation Choir at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research. In Molyneux, C. (Ed.), Only Connect: Poems and Stories from New Zealand Music Therapy. Nelson, NZ: Mountain Girl Publishing.
Storie, S. & Hoskyns, S. (2016). A music therapist’s speech and expressive language specific tool set. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 14, 82-103.
Thompson, N., Storie, S., & Purdy, S. (2016). “Catching the tune or channelling the beat”: A pilot study investigating the role of rhythm in therapeutic singing for aphasia. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy, 14, 122-161.
Storie, S. (2016). Group Music Therapy in a Mental Health Service with Older Adults: ‘It sure beats watching television’. In Miller, C. (Ed.), Arts Therapists in Multidisciplinary Settings: Working together for better outcomes. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Storie, S. (2016, May). How music therapy has been used to support speech and expressive language development for pre-school children with special needs. Presentation to the Music Therapy Symposium of the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland: Celebrating Music Therapy and Musical Partnerships. Auckland, New Zealand.
Talmage, A., Ludlam, S., Leao, S., Fogg-Roger, L., & Purdy, S. (2013). Leading the CeleBRation Choir: The Choral Singing Therapy protocol and the role of the music therapist in a social singing group for adults with neurological conditions. New Zealand Journal of Music Therapy 11, 7-50.
Ludlam, S. (2011, September). How music therapy has been used to support speech and expressive language development for pre-school children with special needs. Thesis presentation to the conference of the New Zealand School of Music: Music Therapy Performing and Inquiring. Wellington, New Zealand.
Read about David’s experience with Music Therapy with Shari – https://www.spectrumcare.org.nz/davids-experience-with-music-therapy/
Watch the CeleBRation Choir get ready for New Zealand’s first ever Music Therapy Week Symposium on One News, aired Sunday 22 May 2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_NP30wEQU
Liz Gunn interviews NZRMThs Shari Storie and Libby Johns on 13th Floor, Music Therapy Week 2017 – https://youtu.be/gDWTCSJAUes
Watch the CeleBRation Choir’s Film Shari put together for Brain Day 2017 – https://youtu.be/NKuJ_VRZ3iI
Read Shari’s blog about being a Registered Music Therapist – https://www.musictherapywithshari.co.nz/newsblog
Music Therapy with Shari
NZ Registered Music Therapist; Neurologic Music Therapist (Affiliate); Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Statistics), Bachelor of Music (Composition) Conjoint, 2009; Master of Music Therapy (First Class Honours), 2012; Post-Graduate Certificate Professional Supervision (2021)