Menu arrow


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


Redkite's role

Redkite funds music therapists in paediatric oncology units 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 and we’ll get back to you in under two working days. 


our music therapy team


Women and Children’s Hospital


Matt - Sydney Children’s Hospital

Sydney Children’s Hospital


Sean - John Hunter Newcastle

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

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children 


The Children's Hospital at Westmead



The Children's Hospital at Westmead


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre



contact us

TIS National interpreter services 1800 REDKITE (1800 733 548)



Stay connected to our support    Have us contact you

Last updated March 2020