At Hills District Speech Therapy, we are excited to offer 1:1 Music Therapy sessions to current and new clients wanting to progress further with their therapy goals.

What is Music Therapy

Music therapy is the use of 🎶 music to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of children and adults of all ages. It is an evidence-based profession that seeks to enhance communication, behaviours, movements, social interactions and thoughts of participants engaging in music.

Music therapists work with clients, their caregivers and wider support team (including speech pathologists and occupational therapists) to develop bespoke sessions that consider the client’s needs, therapy goals, musical preferences, previous experiences with music and sensory profile. Music Therapy sessions can involve:

  • 🎤 Singing
  • 🎹 Playing instruments
  • 🎧 Listening and 🕺🏼 moving to music
  • 🎼 Discussing the meaning of lyrics
  • ✍🏼 Writing music

Learn more about Funding

Funding supports for Music Therapy

Hills District Speech Therapy is proud to offer our Music Therapy service to both NDIS funded and private paying clients. Music therapy is an approved NDIS allied health support with funding accessible under Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living. Unfortunately Medicare does not subsidise the cost of music therapy sessions. For more information on the costs of music therapy sessions, please fill in our enquiry form here.

Registration and Regulation

LogoOur Music Therapists are registered members of the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA) .

AMTA is responsible for the registration and regulation of registered music therapists in Australia. They also play in integral role in advocating for the profession around the country.

A systematic review of thirty-nine studies found music therapy for children diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disability has a positive effect on their speech production and social functioning

Mayer-Benarous et al., (2021)Music Therapy for Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Systematic Review

Let’s help change the world with Music Therapy

Listen to US based, board certified music therapist, Erin Seibert’s incredible TEDx talk on music therapy here:

Evidence Base for Music Therapy

There is a growing body evidence supporting the use of music and music therapy to enhance outcomes for children and adults with a range of conditions and diagnoses including:

For more information or to make a booking

To learn more about our Music Therapy service and/or to book yourself or your child for a session, please fill in this linked form. Otherwise, please call us on 9054 1996 or email