Music therapy is an allied health profession, and as such is an essential service according to the federal government. We are now providing face-to-face sessions again, after a period of working exclusively with Telehealth in early 2020. During this time, we are implementing a number of health and safety measures as per Department of Health guidelines - read more here.
While most of our sessions are face to face now, online music therapy will continue to be made available. Known in the medical and allied health sectors as Telehealth, this delivery format uses real-time digital video technology to provide services at a distance. We are doing our best to assist in making this as accessible and effective as possible, including finding ways to optimise audio quality.
Please get in touch to discuss what kind of service will be right for your needs.
We offer individual sessions for private clients across a broad spectrum of therapeutic needs, abilities, and ages, including adolescents, adults and children. These are typically conducted in the client's home, which enables a comfortable dynamic along with a transferable context for music activities. Depending on individual needs and therapeutic goals, sessions can also take place at a day program centre, school or other site.
We provide group programs for disability service centres and group homes, supporting a wide range of health and wellbeing outcomes. Group sessions take place in group homes, day program centres and other disability support centres. Group music therapy sessions are valuable supports for a wide range of therapeutic goals, particularly those with social outcomes. Note that groups are currently only available to day services and group homes.
As a registered provider under the NDIS, we're experienced in creating programs aligned with clients' overarching goals and support plans. This applies to both individual clients and groups. In groups, it is possible for some participants to be NDIS clients and others privately funded.
We run on a 10-week term schedule, with term breaks coinciding with Victorian school holidays. Following an initial 1-3 sessions for assessment, it is preferred that clients commit to a full term. This structure provides a beneficial routine that supports longer-term outcomes. It also enables the most effective scheduling for all clients, and allows funding to be allocated in a timely manner.
Upon request, we will prepare documents such as progress reports and letters of support. The fee for these services can be covered by your NDIS funding. Initial assessments are provided free of charge. See our fees page for more information.
As a mobile provider that works in homes, centres and schools, we charge a provider travel fee as per allied health industry standard. The cost depends on the amount time spent in transit to your session location from the previous provider location, and is charged for travel one-way only. These fees are based on NDIS guidelines and can be covered within your plan under the same category as session fees.