Posts

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2023 AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024!

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!!

TAHLEE COLLABORATING IN IMPROVISED MUSICAL PLAY

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.

How do we do our music therapy at Sound Expression?

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 […]

Associate Professor Grace Thompson conducted an empowering seminar for our team!

We were honoured to have Associate Professor Grace Thompson, Head of Music Therapy at Melbourne University conduct a Professional Development seminar for our Sound Expression team this month. We delved deeply into discussions on humanism, post-humanism; ableism and post-ableism. It was a fantastic discussion and very valuable for our team as we look to embrace […]

Damian Khoury

WELCOME TO THE TEAM, DAMIAN KHOURY!

This month we welcome Damian into our Sound Expression team! Damian has been volunteering at Sound Expression since mid last year. He is now joining us officially as a Music Therapy Assistant whilst studying the Master of Music Therapy course. Damian has a Bachelor of Music and a dual diploma in Audio Production and Music […]

Building friendships through group music therapy

Have a listen to these lovely voices from our little people who attended group music therapy at our clinic! Sound Expression conducts group music therapy for children on a weekly basis, helping them to form friendships and supporting each other, learning various social skills.

What is Music Therapy like? A parent’s point of view

As part of World Music Therapy week 2023 (10 – 15 April) – we hear from Zeb’s mum about her experience of music therapy with Zeb!