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Music therapy is the systematic use of music by trained professionals to facilitate the healing and positive personal growth of people with identified developmental, emotional, intellectual, physical, mental, social or spiritual needs.

3rd Music Therapy Community Awareness Day

The theme of our 3rd Annual Music Therapy Day was Sowing Seeds of Possibility: Music Therapy and Children. Music Therapists from the Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) (AMTS) will share about their work with children and some music strategies they have used. The opening performance will be presented by students from Canossian School with hearing impairment. Come support them, meet the local professionals, learn more about Music Therapy, and get inspired to incorporate music into your interactions with children!

 

 

 

 

 

 


2nd Music Therapy Community Awareness Day

Building Musical Bridges -- Come down to the library@esplanade to hear more about the benefits of music therapy for persons with physical challenges, learning differences, depression, chronic conditions or to maintain health and wellness.

 

 

Our local clinicians will highlight cases and experiences from varied settings--hospital, special education, mental health facility, private practice. Come prepared to participate in a session of interactive music-making!  Date: Sunday, 10 April 2011

 

Time: 2:30-5pm (registration starts at 1.30pm)
Venue: library@esplanade


Free of charge, no pre-registration required

 

 

Tentative programme may be downloaded from http://singaporemusictherapy.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/programme-2011.pdf

 

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The Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) is happy to present our

 

Inaugural Music Therapy Community Awareness Day 2010.

 

 

We are so thrilled to feature distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Clive Robbins*, world-renowned Music Therapy Pioneer and co-originator of Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy!
Music is capable of a very wide field of expression. When a therapist uses live improvised music, he/she can create it to closely match and meet the needs of a particular client. Different clients have different needs and call for different kinds of music. Music is also a very direct means of communication and can often bypass barriers caused by different pathologies. This is why many patients/clients find their music therapy sessions to be particularly enjoyable and releasing. The effectiveness of Creative Music Therapy will be illustrated by a series of short video case studies by the world-renowned music therapist, Dr Clive Robbins. Our very own local music therapist, Dr Patsy Tan will also be sharing on her development and patient journey using Music Therapy in Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Following that, do take the opportunity to meet the local music therapists and widen your horizons about the music therapy scene in Singapore. Date: 11 April 2010

 

Time: 2-5pm (registration starts at 1.30pm)
Venue: Central Lending Library (NLB) Basement 1 Multipurpose Room

 

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Advanced Bionics and The Hearing Solution Company, our venue partner, NLB, and our co-organizer, the Singapore General Hospital.




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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley (English Novelist and Critic, 1894-1963)