- Primary Education and Secondary School:
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism, Identity work, and Mental Health.
- Aged Care: Rest Home, Hospital, and Dementia work.
TJ Hernandez Music Therapy
I am a first generation Filipino-Kiwi and a recently qualified music therapist. I gravitate towards person-centred and strengths-based approaches and I firmly believe that music can highlight the unique identities
of the people I have the pleasure of working with. I love seeing how music empowers people to discover their innate strengths and abilities!
Having been a carer for my late-Lola (“Grandma” in Tagalog) and autistic sibling, I can relate closely to the experience of having a family member(s) with additional support needs. It’s a passion of mine to advocate for our families to ensure they have access to the support they are after.
Accepting Private Work
Hernandez, T. (2022). “Where are you from?” – Navigating Oppression, Power, and Privilege in Music Therapy Spaces: A Critical Autoethnography on Intersectional Identities. (Unpublished thesis. Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. https://openaccess.wgtn.ac.nz/articles/thesis/_Where_are_you_from_-_Navigating_Oppression_Power_and_Privilege_in_Music_Therapy_Spaces_A_Critical_Autoethnography_on_Intersectional_Identities/24188922/1
Bachelor of Arts – Double Major in Music Studies and Psychology – Victoria University of Wellington
Master of Music Therapy – Victoria University of Wellington
NZ Registered Music Therapist
Member of Music Therapy New Zealand