We are continuing to grow – a very warm welcome to our new team members Michelle How, Cathy Cai Lee and Alice Lai.
Michelle How graduated with a Master of Music Therapy from the University of Melbourne. She also has a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance. She has experience in teaching piano to children with autism and this inspired her to pursue a career in music therapy. Her music therapy experiences span across various fields including special schools, adult disability centres, aged care facilities and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Combining her experiences and university training, Michelle integrates a holistic, family centred and evidence-based approach in her work. She is also fluent in Mandarin and is happy to deliver therapy in a bilingual mode.
Cathy Cai Lee completed her Bachelor and Master of Music majoring in composition at the University of New South Wales. Her dedicated interest in supporting individuals with disability led her to pursue her Master of Music Therapy degree at the University of Technology Sydney.Cathy has been working as a music educator and a Registered Music Therapist for children with disability in various settings, including private practice, support units in primary schools, and community music therapy groups. She is able to readily connect with her clients and builds strong therapeutic relationships with both clients and their families. Cathy focuses intently on their needs, sets therapeutic goals and develops clearly defined strategies and plans to help her clients flourish.
Alice Lai has a Master of Creative Music Therapy from Western Sydney University and Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Education. Her music therapy experience includes early intervention work with children, clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (children and adults), special needs schools, hospital settings, stroke rehabilitation and aged care. She is passionate about the capabilities that music has to offer as an evidence-based therapy in improving speech, cognitive function and improving social skills in clients. Alice enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team, working alongside other Allied Health professionals to support children and adults with a disability to reach their potential.
Welcome Michelle, Cathy and Alice – we wish you all the very best in your music therapy journey with us!