Max Schollar-Root is a Registered Music Therapist. He has a rich and varied background in community health services, with a focus on the disability sector.
Max works with with adults, adolescents, and children spanning a wide range of abilities and therapeutic needs. He specialises in working with adults with profound and multiple disabilities as well as children with autism and other developmental and learning challenges. He provides group and individual sessions sessions for a number of disability services across Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs in both day programs and at group homes. Max also visits family homes and runs sessions from his studio in Belgrave.
Since graduating in 2014 with first class honours from The University of Melbourne’s Master of Music Therapy program, Max has had the privilege of working with music to help people experience improved quality of life. This ranges from increasing social opportunities for clients to supporting individual development in areas such as communication and mobility.
Max has previously been employed at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne on the adolescent ward, and spent five years with Attuned Music Therapy working in the disability sector with children and adults. Max worked with Bop Along Baby for five years, providing early childhood music and development sessions in childcare centres and leading music groups for new parents and babies. Over this time, he built a thriving private practice working with adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, and in early intervention for children with autism.
Max's extensive and ongoing experience in the arts as a performer, composer, producer, band manager and sound designer feed into his therapeutic work, to which he brings skills in the technical and technological elements of music making and a rigorous skill set in managing the logistics of serving a diverse client base.
Now focused on his role as an NDIS provider, Max works exclusively in private practice in his local area of the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds.