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Group music therapy sessions provide the opportunity for participants to interact socially through music-based activities. Group work can happen through similar clients being a part of a small group of 3-5 members or a larger groups.

Group work can be a more cost effective way of accessing music therapy however we are particular in the members we group together to ensure that the clients get the best out of the sessions.


We have Groups like:

  • Jammin’ Band Which is a group of 5 – 7 children aged between 8-12 years old. It is an inclusive band were they get to be together in a safe and supportive creative space to promote wellness – run by a RMTh and a student;

  • Music and Movement Group - Which is run by a Registered Neurologic Music Therapist, and two Physiotherapists. This is for people with neurological conditions to help motivated and participate fully in their movement goals;

  • Halswell Community Group - This programme offers young adults with additional learning needs an opportunity to come together, connect and build relationships in the community through collaborative creative interactions in a supportive and respectful environment. The sessions are facilitated by a New Zealand registered Music Therapist.  

  • Movement and Music Group Partnership With CSO – Run by a Registered Neurologic Music Therapist and a Physiotherapist. In partnership with some very special musicians.  This is for people with neurological conditions who are in the community and would like to continue to work on their movement. Register now;

  • A Choir - For people with Intellectual Disability in partnership with Hohepa Canterbury. This choir uses musical instruments, dance, songwriting, and improvisation to authentically express the voice of the group


  • Papanui Community Music Group 

  • North Canterbury Community Music Group - For people with intellectual disability to come and make music together. 

  • Music and Rhythm Workout For Children - To provide a regulated environment for children to explore creative endeavors through music improvisation.

  • Groove Group -Is a small community group opportunity for young adults-musician at heart, with additional learning needs, to come together and share their passion in music. These sessions will use instrument playing, music improvisation, and songwriting, as a creative expression.

If you are interested in any of the above groups please contact us for more information, or to register.

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