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Student Music Therapist

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Shi Ni recently began her placement with Southern Music Therapy as a student music therapist.


Shi Ni is in her second year completing her postgraduate music therapy degree. Shi Ni will be with Southern Music Therapy till November 2024. Her passion for Music Therapy has helped her gain experience by volunteering at the conductive education school at Nae Nae Primary in Wellington. She has also had placements working with older adults at Village At The Park in Newtown and adolescents with the Early Intervention Service (EIS) along Hania Street in Wellington. Shi Ni is originally from Singapore & has enjoyed her time in New Zealand. Currently Shi Ni is training for a half marathon and enjoys baking in her free time. 



Community Musician


Grace completed her Bachelor of Music, majoring in piano performance in 2023. As a part of her degree she was placed at Southern Music Therapy for an internship where she was able to create resources and observe what it means to be a music therapist. Through this, she has been given the opportunity to join the team as a community musician. Grace has a firm belief that a shared musical experience can bring fulfilment, joy and a sense of community to those who participate. This has become the base for all her musical outlets; playing, listening and creating and she values every opportunity to express that. Grace has been participating in music through various means her whole life, participating in competitions, exams, concerts, collaborative musicking, learning and teaching. Each of these has brought its own dynamic to developing the musician that she is today and she is excited to be a part of the SMT team.​​

Grace will be with SMT until June when she will go on maternity leave. Grace will be back with the SMT team once she has settled into her new family life.



Office Manager


Certificate III in Business Administration

Diploma in Interior Design

Gemma has joined SMT as a part time Office Manager.


Originally from Australia, Gemma has a background of over 18 years in varying Administration & Management roles across various industries from both small business to large corporate companies throughout Queensland, Melbourne and Christchurch.

Gemma has a passion for Interior design, natural living & enjoys spending weekends with family & friends.

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