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Redkite Music Therapists



music therapy

what is music therapy?

Music therapy is the use of music by a qualified practitioner to improve wellbeing. It can involve listening to and playing music, learning an instrument, or songwriting and performing.

 

Music therapy gives children and young people an enjoyable, supportive and creative environment where they can express themselves, regain a sense of control and stimulate important areas of growth and development. 

 

Research shows that music therapy has a positive impact on the confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing of children and young people with illnesses such as cancer.

 

Music therapy can also help with pain management and strengthen a child or young person’s ability to cope with the stress of cancer and its treatment. 

 

Nick's story

 

meet Redkite's Music Therapists

In this video, Redkite Music Therapists Amberly, David and Carolyn explain what music therapy is and how it can help during cancer treatment. 

 

 

Redkite's role

Redkite funds music therapists in paediatric oncology units and specific adolescent and young adult treatment centres throughout Australia.

 

To find out more about music therapy and how to access it, contact us on 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm AEST.

 

You can also email us on support@redkite.org.au and we’ll get back to you in under two working days. Or if you’d prefer, have us get in touch with you at a time that suits. 

 

our music therapy team

 

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Tara
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital 
(Brisbane)
Sean - John Hunter Newcastle

Sean
John Hunter Hospital 
(Newcastle)
Louise - Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (Perth)

Louise
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children 
(Perth)


Hayley
Women and Children’s Hospital 
(Adelaide)
Matt - Sydney Children’s Hospital

Matt
Sydney Children’s Hospital
Verena - Sydney Children’s Hospital

Verena
Sydney Children’s Hospital
Megan - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)

Megan
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
(Melbourne)



contact us

TIS National interpreter services 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)  support@redkite.org.au

 

 

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Last updated August 2015.