OUR TEAM
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LUCY KELLY

Registered Music Therapist

Lucy | Music Therapist | Southern Music Therapy

Lucy began at Southern Music Therapy as a Music Therapy student. She now has a Masters of Music Therapy is working with teenagers and adults with intellectual disability, children who have experienced trauma, and in the area of Neuro-rehabilitation. Lucy enjoys helping people to express and explore emotions in a safe environment, and strongly believes in music’s unique ability to reach, connect and heal people.

Lucy grew up in Christchurch, practicing violin from a young age. After completing her degree in Psychology and Music in Wellington she moved back to Christchurch to be part of the Southern Music Therapy team. ​

 

One of Lucy’s favourite quotes comes from Gary Ansdell’s How Music Helps in Therapy and Everyday Life: ​ “For me, the way of being with someone in music is the most uncomplicated form of love, really – that’s the only way I can define it. Love as being attentive to someone, being tended to, being listened to”.

 

MEGAN SPRAGG

Specialist in Telehealth Music Therapy

Megan Spragg | Telehealth Music Therapist | Southern Music Therapy

We have our very own Specialist in Telehealth Music Therapy. Megan Spragg is a Registered Music Therapist, based in Melbourne, Australia and trained in New Zealand.

 

She has worked within both mainstream and special education settings for over 20 years and has a passion for working with clients with physical disabilities and complex high health needs. She works with both children and adults and loves to use music to enable people to do things they didn't think they could. She has a passion for resourcing therapists, teachers and careers for ongoing work – and has recently produced a resource called “We can Play”, suitable for use in home, therapy and educational settings.

She is currently specialising in telehealth sessions for those who are remote or unable to access face to face sessions and loves how music always enables connection even through a screen!

Megan lives in Melbourne with her husband, and young daughter.

 

VALENTINA MUGA

Registered Music Therapist

Valentina Muga | Music Therapist | Southern Music Therapy

Valentina Muga who was studying Music Therapy from the University of Barcelona is now a fully qualified Music Therapist.

She was stuck here after COVID, and the university agreed for her to study abroad from beautiful Aotearoa.

She has now completed her training and after a trip back to Spain to visit family and friends she will be back to join the team as a fully qualified Music Therapist.

She had moved to Christchurch to observe and learn with Southern Music Therapy and the Cantabrainers Choir.

She says “my journey of liberating and exploring my own voice, singing with the ukulele and other people has become one of my biggest passions.

I am also very interested in holistic practices such as yoga, chanting mantras, dancing freely and being in nature”.

NATALIE

Office Manager/Administrator

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Natalie has joined Southern Music Therapy as a part - time administrator.

She has a background in small business book keeping and management, and is currently studying toward a diploma in the field of natural therapies.

Natalie has lived in Christchurch for the past 9 years, and is the mother of two aspiring musicians.

She is passionate about Yoga, Meditation and living a healthy lifestyle.