April 19, 2021
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.
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.”
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.
Lisa McCune, star of stage & screen is a proud ambassador of the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation and our Music Matters program.
Picture by: Chris Eastman.
One of our Music Matters Grant recipients, Lulu (pictured) first received music therapy when she was diagnosed with cancer at eight months old. She started it up again when in 2018 when she was eight years old. Music therapy has provided Lulu with a creative outlet, helped her focus, and improved her gross motor skills. Through her sessions with licensed music therapist, Verena, Lulu has developed a love for singing and performing.
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Make a difference
Your generous donations are helping us fund music therapy for kids with brain cancer, along with critical research and development projects. Thank you for helping us change the odds for young people, and supporting them in the meantime.
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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.