Music Therapy with Russell Scoones

Music has the power to touch us all deeply and this power is used in music therapy. Through improvising and creating music together, a trusting relationship is built up as the therapist helps the child or adult to find renewed self confidence, self esteem and improved quality of life. The unique qualities of music as therapy can enhance communication, support change, and enable people to live more resourcefully and creatively.

Guitar painting by Beverly Savinski

I am a NZ registered music therapist and a community musician. My work has been with disabled and non-disabled children and adults for over 20 years in many settings including people with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, psychiatric disabilities and people with Alzheimer's and dementia. I trained at Roehampton University and specialise in guitar, percussion and voice. For many years I have been based in London but in 2009 I relocated to Auckland, New Zealand.

I am currently employed by the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in Auckland.

If you wish to discuss music therapy for yourself or someone else, please contact me by email or telephone.

Music Therapy Links

Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre

Music Therapy New Zealand

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