Collective music therapy promotes and advocates for greater access to music therapy methods that emphasise equality and participation within communities.
What is music therapy?
Music therapy is a research based practice and profession that supports the health and wellbeing of people through the intentional use of music. Music therapy occurs within a therapeutic relationship and no music experience or knowledge is required to engage in music therapy. Music therapists are university trained and work within a variety of settings such as hospitals, mental health services, specialist schools, aged care facilities and in private practice. Find out more here.
What is collective music therapy?
Collective music therapy provides a broad range of music therapy services that are accessible, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
-Music therapy should be accessible for all people regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
-Therapy should be an empowering experience that supports the interests and aims of the client.
-Music is not reserved for the elite or the expert, instead music is an innate and profoundly human expression that we all share.