Can I use my NDIS funding for music therapy?

Absolutely! Music therapy can be funded through the NDIS. Sound Expression is a registered NDIS provider. You can access our music therapy and music lessons through your NDIS funding regardless of whether you are self-managed, plan-managed or NDIA managed. Music therapy can be funded through the “Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living Skills” funding category. Supported music lessons can be funded through “Capacity Building – Increased Social and Community Participation”. Click here for more information on music therapy and the NDIS.

Do you need to have musical skills to do music therapy?

No, you do not need to have musical skills to participate in music therapy. However, you do need to have some musical skill to start music lessons.

What should I expect in music therapy?

Clients will be involved in interactive music-making with the therapist. This may include singing, movement and playing musical instruments. Sessions are 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the needs of each client. Please do not hesitate to ask the therapist about what is happening during the session, but we would appreciate it if this is done after the session ends rather than during the session.

How many music therapy sessions will be needed?

The length of therapy depends on the goals and how clients respond to the musical intervention. Sessions are conducted on a weekly basis. Some clients attend for 1 – 2 years and we develop progressive goals as each client achieves new milestones.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is as such:

  • Cancellation made 48 hours or more prior to appointment – no charge
  • Cancellation made between 24 and 48 hours prior to appointment – 50% charge
  • Cancellation made between 60 minutes and 24 hours prior to appointment – 75% charge
  • Cancellation made less than 60 minutes prior to appointment and ‘no shows’ – 100% charge
  • 100% cancellation fee is charged when no prior notice is given