Music Therapy Presentations | KSProductions Music Therapy

By: Music Therapy  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Music Teachers, Music Therapy, Music Therapist

Music therapy presentations can be in the form of a lecture/seminar or workshop. The former is usually a talk which includes information about music therapy, what it is, the background of MT, how and where MT is used, and an explanation of how music therapists work.

A workshop is usually hands on and will often include demonstrating music therapy techniques such as improvisation, or musical activities which can be used.

The music therapy presentation in whichever form will often focus on a group or specific population, usually that related to the venue. An introduction to music therapy is more general and will cover aspects of music therapy used with a variety of populations. Video footage of a music therapist's own work will often accompany a presentation as an assistive tool to participants' understanding of music therapy.

The following are presentations given by Kathryn over the past 9 years.

Jan 2007

"Working with Children who have Vision Impairments; Implications for Music Therapy.

SPEVI Conference, Brisbaine, Australia.

Oct 2006

Music Therapy Workshop. "Music and musical activities for Preschoolers"

North Shore.

April 2006

"Music Therapy Ideas for our Special Piano Learners"

Registered Music Teachers' Conference, Tauranga.

April 2006

"Music Therapy Ideas for your Centre" McKenzie Centre, Hamilton.

Nov 2005

"Working with Children who have Vision Impairments; Implications for Music Therapy". Massey University, Wellington

Nov 2005

"Use of the Soundbeam" Staff, Early Childhood Centre, Homai National School for the Blind and Vision impaired.

July 2005

"Benefits of Combining Music and Speech-Language Therapy for Students with Developmental Delay". International Music Therapy World Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

July 2005

"Working with Children who have Vision Impairments; Implications for Music Therapy" New Zealand Society for Music Therapy Annual Conference, Auckland, N.Z.

Nov 2004

"Music Therapy in Palliative Care" Amibabha Hospice volunteers' "special music workshop"

Mar 2004

"Music Therapy Assisted Communication for Children with Severe Disabilities" South Auckland Preschool Interagency meeting.

Jan 2004

"Music Therapy Assisted Communication for Children with Severe Disabilities" University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Sept 2003

"Music Therapy Assisted Communication for Children with Severe Disabilities" NZSMT Music Therapy Conference, Wellington.

April 2002

"Music Therapy for your Child." Parent workshop, HeartShare First Step Preschool, NY, U.S.A.

Feb 2001

"Music Therapy - Communicating Through Music". University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Feb 2001

"Use of Electric Piano Keyboard in Music Therapy" University of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.


"Music Therapy for your Child". Parent workshop, First Step Preschool, Bayridge, NY, U.S.A.


"Music Therapy in the Classroom" Staff conference day, HeartShare Human Services, NY, U.S.A.


"Music Therapy in the Classroom. Staff in-services". First Steps, Richmond Hill & Howard Beach, NY, U.S.A.

Keywords: Music Teachers, Music Therapist, Music Therapy

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An initial visit could include a short tour or overview of the facility so that the music therapist could assess the context in which a music therapy program might take place. This involves visits by a music therapist to oversee/assess an on going music program run by music teachers/specialists and others, usually in a school situation.


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The report takes an hour because in addition to writing what happened, a "musical synopsis" of the client is written, and it includes recommendations. Sometimes music therapy assessments are carried out to find out if music therapy is a suitable/necessary intervention for a particular person. However, on completion of such a task, the school then has only to assess each new child for music therapy, as they arrive at the school.