Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy works in partnership with the University of Western Sydney, to train the next generation of music therapists. Students complete the Master of Creative Music Therapy a two-year, full-time course much of which is conducted from Australia’s only purpose-built Music Therapy Centre, on the Penrith Campus of the University of Western Sydney at Kingswood.
The Masters of Music Therapy course offers an intensive program of musical, therapeutic, and academic studies with an emphasis on clinical musicianship and supervised clinical work. With this practical, ‘hands on’ focus, students work at the Golden Stave Centre and external music therapy programs, under the professional supervision of registered music therapists.
The course guides students into developing a deep awareness and understanding of music and how to use it therapeutically through improvising, composing and arranging to meet the needs of individuals and groups.
Through the training you will develop an insight into your own psychological make-up, your own needs and areas of vulnerability. This helps you develop a deeper understanding of both yourself and your clients.
Graduates of the course have the skills, understanding and experience to enter professional practice with confidence. Once qualified, students find employment with Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, in private practice, and at music therapy centres all around the world.
To find out more about the Masters of Music Therapy please visit the University of Western Sydney website - or contact:
Dr Alan Lem
Golden Stave Music Therapy Centre
Ph: +61 2 4736 0240