RMTC reaches record number of clients!Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
Our primary aim here at the Centre is to provide music therapy for all in need. We were therefore thrilled to provide music therapy sessions to 219 clients per week in September – a record number for the Centre. Our aim is to continue to expand our service, as we have over our 13 year history.
It has become increasingly apparent over the years that we need to take music therapy out into the community. We have fifteen outreach partnerships whereby we work with schools and organisations. But a huge area of success has been our satellites where we truly provide our services right across Auckland. Our original satellite in Titirangi now operates one and a half days per week, and was followed by Orewa and Otara. To cater further to demand, in October we opened a satellite in Pukekohe which was almost fully subscribed even before the doors opened! Tori Gac is there each Friday offering individual and group sessions and has a couple of spots still available.
Individual sessions are the foundation of our service delivery model but we also provide pair and, increasingly, group sessions. One such group programme is Tune In, launched last year to great success. Tune In is jointly led by a Speech-Language Therapist and music therapist with the goal of helping children to develop both communication and social skills through engaging musical activities.
Our Tune In group was featured in the fabulous video produced by Million Dollar Mission and can be viewed on our Facebook page or on You Tube by following this link. We are developing more collaborative ventures as part of our programming - check out our article on Kids Jam.
Thank you to all our supporters for helping us achieve these record results.
You truly are helping us to change lives through music.