On behalf of founding members APRA|AMCOS and Alberts, we are pleased to announce the 2013
Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.
$65,000 cash will go between the three placewinners this year, making this the largest songwriting
competition of its kind in the world. All Proceeds Go to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Australia.
OPEN TO EVERYONE
All songwriters across the world can enter. By paying $50 to submit your song you'll contribute to a
It is with great pleasure that Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is supporting the Lions Club of Emu Plains, as they celebrate 25 years of service to the local community.
The Club, who have visited the Centre as a group, and are regular attendees at Nordoff-Robbins fundraisers, will be holding their own event to commemorate this amazing achievement.
You are invited to join them at the
25th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Saturday 20th April, 2013
Emu Plains Sporting & Recreation club
Leonay Parade, Leonay
6:30pm for 7:00pm Dinner
$40 per head including a three course meal
RSVP to Alan Cooper by th March on or
The attached information about this significant recognition of music therapy's contribution to the allied health profession. The Allied Health Professionals Association (AHPA) has approved AMTA's membership and invited AMTA to take seat on the board. This seat will be taken by Liesel Higgins, AMTA vice president.
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Having read an article about the work of Nordoff-Robbins in their local newspaper, Patty and Peter O’Keeffe contacted the Centre regarding their 14 year old grandson Patrick.
Patty and Pete had taken on, as they describe, “the incredibly rewarding” guardianship of Patrick when his mother, Jenny Craig, sadly died in 2010. They believe much of Patrick’s unexpected progress – he attends Kellyville high school special needs unit – is down to Jen’s persistence with comprehensive medical and therapeutic interventions for her son who has Autism, the muscular wasting disease Myotonic Dystrophy and intellectual delay.
Because of Patrick s innate love of
A big thank you to all of you who supported us at Christmas by ordering Charity Christmas cards and purchasing the Christmas carol written especially to benefit Nordoff-Robbins. We were thrilled with the take up of these initiatives, and look forward to bringing you the Charity Christmas cards again in 2013.
A special thanks to Musicians Packwood, Jack Carty, Achoo! Bless You, Fanny Lumsden and Rosie Catalano who released their original Christmas carol 'Heading Home (It's Christmas Time)', with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Nordoff-Robbins.
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Listen to a series of interviews about Music Therapy coming soon on Long Way Home - Thursday Drive 4 - 7pm.
Iani Sujono (RMT), joined by Fatima and Simra talking to Jane Arakawa about the impact Music Therapy has had on Simra who is amongst other things, legally blind and when she commenced Music Therapy, non verbal - Part 1 & Part 2.