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A young boy in hospital sings and claps with a music therapist playing guitar

Music Therapy

Using music to build resilience

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What is music therapy?

In-hospital Registered Music Therapists

For children and their siblings

Music therapy gives kids a chance to express themselves and explore their feelings. It helps them explore and manage difficult as well as happy emotions, and even find some fun. It also helps them manage the stress and anxiety that comes with procedures like MRI and CT scans. For some children, these hospital procedures are so stressful they need to have a general anaesthetic before anything else and for some of these kids music therapy can help to where they don’t need the general anaesthetic.   

You can ask your child’s team about a referral.

I like singing and shaking the maracas. I like (the music therapist) singing. It makes me feel calm and happy. It reminds me of meadows and bees.
Miss I, 4 years old, brain tumour

Meet the music therapy team

Music Therapy
9th Sep

Perth Children’s Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children  – (Perth)

Louise
Perth Children’s Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children  – (Perth)

Music Therapy
5th Oct

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

Miriam
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

Music Therapy
5th Oct

John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle)

John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle)

Sean
John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle)

John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle)

Music Therapy
5th Oct

Women and Children’s Hospital (Adelaide)

Women and Children’s Hospital (Adelaide)

Maybelle
Women and Children’s Hospital (Adelaide)

Women and Children’s Hospital (Adelaide)

Music Therapy
9th Sep

Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick)

Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick)

Matt
Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick)

Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick)

Music Therapy
9th Sep

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

Roxanne
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney)

Music Therapy
9th Sep

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)

Stef
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Melbourne)

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