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.
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.
our music therapy team
1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548) firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated August 2015.