MOVIN' WITH THE CSO
22 June 2022
“Well, that got everybody smiling!” says music therapist Kimberley Wade as the last notes of Can Can fade away. Sitting amidst gym equipment are people living with physical and neurological disability and they have been collaborating alongside Christchurch Symphony Orchestra musicians as part of a Music Movement Group from Southern Music Therapy.
THE CANTABRAINERS CHOIR - MORE THAN JUST MUSIC
28 July 2021
'Everyone can sing' is an oft touted phrase.
For people who have suffered a stroke, or who live with Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis it can seem like an insurmountable challenge. It’s a challenge, however, that has proven to be a pathway to speech.
Enter the Cantabrainers Therapeutic Choir, a singing group dedicated to supporting people with neurological conditions.
What began as an idea over a cup of tea some 10 years ago has morphed into a charitable trust with over 35 members, volunteers, and therapists all meeting once a week to belt out tunes.
USING THE POWER OF MUSIC TO HELP PEOPLE
OTAGO DAILY TIMES
5 Oct 2019
Treating neurological conditions using music therapy has long gone under the radar. But Avonhead resident Kimberley Wade doesn’t want the treatment to be a “secret” anymore. Eight years ago Mrs Wade, who runs her private practice Southern Music Therapy
BEYOND INCLUSION: EVERYONE DESERVES TO BELONG
THE BIG IDEA
19 Oct 2020
May Clulee is one of over 70 registered music therapists in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a strong stance on disability advocacy. To celebrate Music Therapy Week (19-25 October), The Big Idea asked May what issues need to be raised to the wider creative community