We’ve improved the way we write our goals and objectives AND created an online library for our therapists! We’d like to update you on our latest Quality Improvement Project, that we’ve been diligently enhancing. Our new Evaluation system addresses the Music Therapy goals and objectives that we formulate for each individual client and incorporates neurodiverse-affirming […]

The moment when Koh Chan was ready to integrate the skills he learnt in music therapy!

Koh Chan loves to play the piano. His goals this year in music therapy include developing his cognitive skills as well as increasing his fine motor skills through musical play. With his music therapist Rebecca Cooper, they have been working towards learning a song on the piano, by improving his finger isolation & dexterity, as […]

Cameron’s Musical Journey

A Reflection on Growth and Transition In April 2017 Cameron came for the first time to Sound Expression with his parents, starting a seven-year musical journey that would shape his growth and confidence as an individual. At just 5 years old, Cameron exhibited curiosity but also anxiety, a common experience for neurodivergent people navigating new […]

Empowering Children to Express Grief through Music

We were honoured to have recently volunteered our time to work with the National Centre for Childhood Grief (NCCG, formerly A Friend’s Place) on a project with their Kids Group.   This group of bereaved children, who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling, worked together with their counsellors and with Grace and […]


Our team at Sound Expression would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and great New Year. Thank you to all our clients for an incredible year of amazing achievements; and thank you to the parents, carers and support workers for the wonderful collaborations!

Our Young Adults Group performed for their family and friends!

Very proud of this group of young adults who meet every Tuesday morning with their RMT Pete McDonald, to jam together at our clinic. This week they performed in front of their family and friends!!


Take a look at this beautiful improvised musical exchange between Tahlee and her music therapist, Pete! Tahlee showcases her emerging jazz ‘chops’ in this wonderful collaboration between two great musicians. Tahlee was initially drawn to Pete’s chord progression, feeling her way through the music. As the improvisation progressed, she engaged in more melodic improvisation and […]

Awesome Teamwork from our music therapy group performing “On My Own” (from Les Miserables)

Awesome teamwork by one of our Saturday Music Therapy Groups – Tahlee (piano), Andreas (cello), Hannah (vocals), and Karuka (tone chimes)! They have been hard at work practising this musical arrangement of “On My Own” (Les Misérables) over the past few weeks, supported by their music therapist, Rob Devlin, and music therapy assistant, Damian Khoury.

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Accidental Counsellor Training – Professional Development

Many thanks to Rocky Biasi from Human Connections for his incredible Professional Development Workshop for our team called ‘The Accidental Counsellor’. Working in a helping profession like ours, we are often faced with scenarios where we need to respond appropriately when clients and families open up to us about a range of difficulties and stressors […]