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Music Therapy for growth and expression

Inclusive adaptive lessons & music enrichment sessions

 

Music Therapy is a research based method of treatment that uses musical interventions to address non musical goals.

 Jamie Rowitsch is a Registered Music Therapist and an MT-BC. She is trained in Neurologic Music Therapy  and has been working as a music therapist since 2009. She has met many amazing people and worked as a part of incredible teams to address non-musical goals with music.

Jamie’s most recent experience is in working with children and adolescents who have a refugee background (2016 - present). She works within state primary and high schools to provide opportunities for empowerment, connection to learning environment, social skill development, and many other goals through instrument playing, singing, song writing, computer composition, movement, and improvisation.

Jamie also has experience in the areas of: inpatient psychiatric care, public schools, early intervention, and aged care, as well as developing a program for a community music school. She has worked with children from 4 months of age to older adults up to age 98. No matter the age or diagnosis, Jamie believes in person-centred, individualised care. She believes that music therapy gives people a chance to shine, to be naturally motivated, holistically engaged and to creatively express themselves, which in turn gives the opportunity to improve quality of life.


 

Phone

0416 690 227

 

Location

64 Lancelot Street
Tennyson QLD 4105

 

Email

musictherapybrisbane@gmail.com

Music Therapy is a research based method of treatment that uses musical interventions to address non musical goals. Physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs are met through various expressive activities including singing, instrument playing, active movement, improvisation, and more.

Through musical involvement in a therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.

Neurologic Music Therapy

Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) treatment is based on stimulating music perception and production parts of the brain, and therefore effecting non-musical and behaviour functions. It is music as therapy to target cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions that are symptoms of many neurologic diagnoses including stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, and others.

Exposure to music can improve communication, learning, attention, and community in many environments. Music Enrichment Groups may be beneficial for pre-school, behavioural health, and geriatric settings.

 Adaptive music lessons are offered to students interested in piano, guitar, drum kit, voice, or music in general but may require an adaptive approach to learning their instrument. Musical concepts and instrument instruction steps are broken down and reformatted to fit the needs of students. Goals can include improved perception of musical concepts and knowledge of instrument, playing in a performance or recital, and/or creating a recording of the student performing on instrument of choice.

This service can be effective for individuals who have communication, neurologic, emotional, physical, or cognitive challenges and who may experience increased stress in a typical musical education setting.

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