Music Therapy

Music lifts the spirits and – when it’s used as therapy – it can improve many aspects of physical and mental health.

music therapy

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is an evidence-based treatment in which the music itself is the therapy.

You don’t have to be a great musician to benefit from music therapy. In fact, we’re not here to teach you how to play an instrument (you need music lessons for that). We’re here to help you express yourself through music with the guidance and support of our experienced music therapist.

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

What are the benefits of music therapy?

No matter how young or old you are, music therapy can help you to improve your physical and mental health.

Music therapy can improve


Mental health and wellbeing

  • Reduce anxiety or stress
  • Regulate moods and energy levels
  • Increase motivation
  • Manage anger and frustration
  • Manage challenging behaviour.
Down syndrome

Speech, communication and social connection

  • Improve verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Improve physical speech function
  • Increase social skills & interaction
  • Increase independence
  • Give positive, new ways to deal with situations.

Body movement, coordination and physical function

  • Improve fine & gross motor function
  • Improve balance
  • Increase physical independence
  • Help regulate heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure
  • Improve respiratory muscle strength and control
  • Improve sleep.

Memory, attention and cognitive function

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Recognise appropriate behaviour
  • Improve memory & attention
  • Improve emotional self-regulation
  • Improve planning and problem-solving.
Learning disability

Pain management

  • Reduce pain perception
  • Increase production of natural painkillers
  • Support faster recovery from medical procedures.

The overall result is a happier, healthier you. This just might be the most enjoyable hour of your whole week.

Who does music therapy help?

Who does music therapy help?

Music therapy can help people with a number of different conditions affecting behaviour, communication, mood or movement. It is a registered NDIS support.

What does a music therapist do?

Music therapists hold a Master’s degree in the subject, which takes 2 years to complete full-time. Before that, they have either obtained a degree in music or a degree in a related health profession and demonstrated a high level of musical skill.

Melody, rhythm, expression

Almost anything can be music. Our music therapist plays several instruments including guitar, piano and violin  but you can use almost anything to make music. You could:

Melody, rhythm, expression

Individual and group therapy options

At Look Who’s Talking, you have two options for music therapy: a 1:1 appointment or a group program.