MECpro - Client Story

28 August 2018

MECPro

MECpro is a program designed to provide music for preschools and support early childhood teachers to engage in musical activities in their daily preschool routine. Our Music Therapist, Chanelle has been visiting these preschools weekly and they have had so much fun learning new songs, finding out about new instruments, and working on new ways to present old favourite nursery rhymes.

Our Program

The children have enjoyed their weekly music sessions and especially learning fun new songs. Taba Naba, a Torres Strait Islander action song, has been a firm favourite and the children continue to play and sing this song during the week. They have learned important social and auditory discrimination skills by playing instruments to songs like Fine Musician and This Old Man. The children loved exploring new ways to make sounds from various instruments and even had a go at making some of their own!

The educators participate with enthusiasm in the music sessions and have enjoyed learning new repertoire. They report that since the program started, they have been using music in new ways – some rooms now have a regular morning music time every day. Some use dancing and singing as their go-to spontaneous activity when it’s too rainy or cold to play outside! The educators have developed confidence in using their singing voices and have even started learning ukulele! The children and educators alike feel capable of enjoying music regularly together even when Chanelle isn’t there.

MECpro has been a great experience for all involved, and although it’s sad to say goodbye, we are excited to hear all about how the preschools continue to use music together in their lives at preschool!

Letter from the Educators

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NEWS & EVENTS

MUSIC THERAPY AT AFFORD

MUSIC THERAPY AT AFFORD

LOWNDES & JOE

LOWNDES & JOE

ART OF MUSIC 2018

ART OF MUSIC 2018

A Minute with Alex

It’s time to get to know Alex

Guitars for VETS

Guitars for VETS

A Minute with Joe

It’s time to get to know Joe

Student Workshop

Student Workshop

Supported Music Lessons

Supported Music Lessons

Music Quiz 2018

Music Quiz 2018

Music Club

Music Club

Client Story

Client Story - Kate

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

Nordoff Robbins & Afford

Afford & Music Therapy

Welcome to our new graduates.

Nordoff Robbins welcomes a number of graduates to the family this year.

A Minute with Jack

It’s time to get to know Jack.

Minute with Harry

A Minute with Harry

High Tea - Thank you

2018 Winter Glam High Tea

Golf Day - Save the Date

Golf Day - Save the Date

Client Story - Julian

Julian and Music Therapy

Nordoff Robbins Research

The Effectiveness of Verbal Cueing and Instrumental Improvisation on Turn Taking Skill: A Case Study

Golf Day 2018

Thursday 25th October - An annual favourite for both the serious golfer and those playing for fun.

Supported Music Lessons

Supported Music Lessons

MUSIC QUIZ 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2018 QUIZ WINNERS

Student Workshops

Student Workshops

Vanda & Young Song Competition

The Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters while raising much-needed funds for not-for-profit organisation Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia

Vale Graham Fear OAM

It is with much sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our much loved and valued Director, Graham Fear, OAM.

A Minute With Laura

We chatted to Laura about her first year as an RMT.

THANK YOU DRY JULY

Thank you Dry July for enabling us to make a difference to the lives of cancer patients.

New Clinic for The Hills

Our new, expanded clinic is now open

Winter Glam High Tea - A Toast

A lovely afternoon of fascinators, tiara's, laughs, bubbles and delicious delights

A Minute With Kate

Meet Kate Tabain - Registered Music Therapist since 2012.

Nordoff Robbins & AFFORD

Great initiatives thanks to AFFORD generosity

Western Sydney Rocked!

A Night Under The Stars

Kids Music Club

Join us for fun and interactive programs

Chantel and Lydia

Communication is the key

Magic Moment

Harrison

A Minute with Rachael

Meet Rachael Mackay - one of our new graduates.

Penrith Clinic

New Penrith clinic is now open

A Minute With Lydia

Meet another member of our fabulous team - Lydia Leung

Graduates

Welcome to our new recruits and expansions are a foot.

An Incredible Gift

Brand New Drum Kit

Amazing Work

The Proof is in the Padding

A Minute with Matt

Matt Laffan - Nordoff Robbins Registered Music Therapist

Thank you

Community Assistance Program Presentation

NDIS ENABLES WIDER ACCESS TO MUSIC THERAPY

Music therapy is approved as an eligible therapeutic support enabling us to reach additional people with our life changing programs.

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