MUSIC THERAPY


When the heart sings
the mind heals

OUR GRANTS

We offer blocks of 10 private in-home music therapy sessions for children & young adults under 25 who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Upon confirmation of receiving a Music Matters grant you will be contacted by a registered music therapist in your area who will arrange sessions with you.

 

OUR PARTNER

We are working in partnership with the Australian Music Therapy Association. For more about music therapy visit their website.

“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.”

austmta.org.au 

 

MUSIC THERAPY

Music is more than just fun and relaxing, it can have a profound impact on our brains. Music therapy is the evidence-based use of music to accomplish individualised treatment goals. It can help with learning. For example, through its use of shared networks in the brain, music can target speech & motor deficits. It can help to improve memory and attention, as well as enhance psychological coping. Music therapy is non-invasive and is motivating, both of which help the heart sing and the brain heal.

Pictured: Pippa, 9, setting the beat with music therapist Sarah Punch.

OUR SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

During Connor’s treatment for a brain tumour, he had weekly sessions of music therapy. Music was a high note that played on beyond the hour, filling Connor’s heart, home and family with relaxed happy memories. It’s this very personal experience that drives us to support other patients and families.

Pictured: Connor, chilling with his brother Nick and sister Hannah.

STAR POWER

Lisa McCune, star of stage & screen is a proud ambassador of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation and our Music Matters program.

More on Lisa’s involvement in Brain Matters

Picture by: Chris Eastman.

Download the information sheet

Work at a hospital? Download our hospital staff information sheet.

GET IN TOUCH

MUSIC THERAPY LIAISON

We work closely with hospitals and healthcare networks and accept grant requests from qualified community & health professionals. If you would like to enquire about our Music Matters grants or submit a grant request, please contact Sarah Punch.  Email or call 0431 447 301 or download the grant form
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Pictured: Sarah Punch, Music Therapy Liaison with Una (left), Yoga Therapy Liaison.