The philosophy of our music therapy program is to meet patients needs physically and emotionally, by offering quality of life experiences through music and the therapeutic partnership.

A patient and her daughter with a music therapy clinician

Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.

Helping patients find their voice

In May 2016, young mother of three, Margaret, woke up with strange tingling sensations in her body. She had suffered a stroke which affected her ability to walk, use her arms, and speak clearly.

Margaret is currently undergoing rehabilitation, including Music Therapy, at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Neuroscience investigations show that music improves overall brain function and that the brain processes singing differently to speech. Often people who cannot speak can still sing and music therapy can help people like Margaret speak more clearly, motivate their movement, and uplift their spirit.

Find out more about our Music Therapy service.

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