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A chance for teachers to upskill and make music accessible to students with disabilities
A new course at the University of Melbourne will help equip music teachers with the skills to work with students with special needs and ensure they have equal access to a quality music education.
Homeside: music therapy for people living with dementia goes global
Homeside is training family carers worldwide to use music interventions to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Music Therapy: from Melbourne to Würzburg
The University of Melbourne’s Music Therapy team has a strong connection with the German city of Würzburg – and it’s only going to get stronger.By Paul Dalgarno
Meet Andrew Bucknall, Master of Music Therapy student
After working in hospitality, retail, and as an electrician, Andrew Bucknall finally heeded his calling to help others through music. Now a second-year Master of Music Therapy student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, he gives some insight into the course and into the growing world of music therapy.
Two-minute interview: Dr John Carpente, music therapist for children on the autism spectrum
Dr John Carpente is a world expert in music therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In advance of his 9 July seminar on Musical Play to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum to Express their Identity, he answers a few questions about his work.By Susanna Ling
Felicity Baker on Music Interventions for Dementia and Depression
Professor Felicity Baker is Head of Music Therapy at the Melbourne Conservatorium. She talks here about her upcoming symposium, Music Interventions for Dementia & Depression in Elderly Care.
Let it go: remembering Dr Ben Leske
A colleague and friend pays tribute to one of Melbourne Conservatorium’s brightest and most-loved researchers, who died this week aged 37. By Dr Katrina Skewes McFerran
Singing to remember: music therapy and dementia study to launch at the Conservatorium
Music Therapy researcher Dr Jeanette Tamplin’s latest study will examine how singing can improve the lives of dementia sufferers and their carers.
Dr Imogen Clark wins the Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care