Yutong Gao

  • Preschool Children – Intellectual and Physical Disability, Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Communication Disorders, Sensory Impairment Intellectual and Physical Disability, Mental Health
  • Primary/Intermediate – Intellectual and Physical Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, Communication Disorders, Mental Health





After I graduated in 2014 and got my Bachelor Degree in Musicology, I worked as a piano teacher and volunteered as a music teacher for children who have visual impairment.

I realized that music helped to build positive relationships, and I saw how enjoyable music was for the children. I decided to study the Master of Music Therapy at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ,  finishing my training at the end of 2018. I love working with children, and my research focused on using technology within Music Therapy session with children who have physical disabilities. I currently work at Conductive Education Wellington Trust and NaeNae Primary School.

  • New Zealand Registered Music Therapist
  • Master of Music Therapy, Victoria University of Wellington, 2019
  • Bachelor of Musicology, Tianjin Conservatory of Music (China), 2014