Music Therapy Week 2021

Kotahitanga - Many Voices, One Purpose

Ka korokī ngā manu ka tākiri ko te ata.

The dawn chorus signals the new day. 

Like last year, we still face uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The theme of kotahitanga – unity, holds true and is as important as ever. We have evolved our practice to adapt to this new way of life, this year we want to showcase the magnificent work of Registered Music Therapists and the various different mediums and technologies that we use to reach our communities.

As birdsong rouses us to the promise of a new day, we come together as many diverse voices with one purpose. To champion potential and well-being through the professional practice of Music Therapy.

For up and coming MTW events, check out our website, follow us on Facebook, and we’re now on Instagram!

Music Therapy Week aims to increase the awareness of Music Therapy and celebrate the Music

Therapy that is happening throughout NZ in health, education and varied settings.

We also aim to foster connections with other disciplines and ensure every

New Zealander knows how to access a Music Therapist.

Music Therapy NZ is a member of Allied Health NZ

 

27 NZ Registered Music Therapists united to celebrate Music Therapy Week 2020.

We have chosen to do a virtual choir to celebrate the prominent use of telehealth in Music Therapy as a response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Music Therapy Week 2020 - Webinars

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Research SIG Webinar 1: Tāngata Whaiora – Working to Support Māori Students Receiving Music Therapy in Assisted Learning Environment 

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Research SIG Webinar 2: Evaluating how a music therapy service is valued by its community.Adrian Field from evaluation company Dovetail and Jen Ryckaert from Raukatauri discuss the process of the evaluation and its findings. 

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Research SIG Webinar 3: Musicking and Cultural Identity. We invite you to experience a therapeutic sound-making journey.

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Webinar : Mental Health and Adolescents – Professor Katrina McFerran will draw on two decades of Music therapy research and practice with adolescents.

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Webinar: AHANZ, Heather Fletcher present everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. This event is suited to NZ RMTh, Registration Board & Council members. 

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Webinar: Self Care Workshop,  with Yoga practitioner – Dani Fuenzalida, Provisional member of NZAC – Nadia Ettaher, Voice specialist – Silvi Jung. Come along to experience some helpful ways of looking after yourself.

 

Keeping Community in Mind in Collaboration with – Music Therapy Week 2020

Webinar: Lighting Specialist, Light has an incredible ability to influence any space so it affects directly our living and working experience.

Music Therapy Week 2020 - Media Events

Regional News  Connecting Wellington

Check out the article on page 4 of Regional News – Connecting Wellington Issue 136, October 13th 2020. Wellington based Registered Music Therapist Sophie Sabri talks about her passion for making music accessible to everyone. Click the link below to read the article.

Music Therapy Week  Tapatahi News

If you missed Tapatahi news on Māori Television this morning,  you can watch Te Ao Tapatahi – On Demand, to see Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha interview New Zealand Registered Music Therapists Ruby Solly and Megan Glass speak about our virtual choir project for Music Therapy Week. Click the link below to watch.

Music Therapy Week  RNZ Interview

Music Therapy New Zealand has launched its annual awareness campaign to celebrate and promote the work done by Music Therapists across Aotearoa. RNZ speaks to Registered Music Therapist, Rachel Foxell. Click the link below to listen

Music Therapy Week  The Big Idea Interview

May Clulee is one of over 70 registered Music Therapists in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a strong stance on disability advocacy. To celebrate Music Therapy Week,  The Big Idea asked May what issues need to be raised to the wider creative community. Click the link below to read the article.

Music Therapy Week  My Life

Sophie Buxton, Music Therapist from Good Vibrations Music shares Yung’s beautiful song called ‘My Life”. Yung was very enthusiastic about his experience in Music Therapy sessions. Having the opportunity to express himself in a meaningful way to share with others. Click the link below.

Music Therapy Week  rhythm4wellbeing

Over 130 students from Te Waka Unua primary school in Christchurch have participated in an introductory course of rhythm4wellbeing: a music and well-being resource for primary schools utilising the power of rhythm, during five days of music therapy week . Click the link below.

Music Therapy Week  Planet FM 104.6 FM

Arts practitioners from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond discuss their work, their journeys and those important issues that affect us all. 90 minutes of frank, open discussion, great music, inspiring thoughts and fascinating projects! Click the link below to Listen to this podcast at (52.55min)