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Getting set for Kids' Jam

 

RMTC and AUT’s School of Interprofessional Health Studies will be teaming up later in the year to offer a music therapy group at AUT’s new Northmed Health Clinic.  The Kids’ Jam group is designed for children ages 6-10 who need extra support to participate in school and community activities and who would benefit from opportunities to practice social engagement. 

RMTC’s participation in this new initiative has been funded by the NZ Music Foundation and we’re thrilled that our team will be working with students and professors from AUT’s occupational therapy, physio therapy and nursing degrees to start this interprofessional programme. 

If you know of a child who might benefit from this group, which be held on Tuesday afternoons beginning in August, or would like further information, please contact Jen at jenryckaert@rmtc.org.nz.

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Heard about music therapy and want to know more? 

 

As part of music therapy week we are running an information morning for year 12 and year 13 students considering a career in music therapy. 

Date:  Monday 3rd July 2017

Time: 9.00-10.30am

Those that attend will get the opportunity to speak with registered music therapists about who they work with, the settings in which music therapy is delivered, and what music therapy is. Student music therapists will also share about training in NZ and internationally. You’ll get the chance to have a look around the Centre, watch selected video and get an experiential taste of music therapy at Raukatauri.

Places are strictly limited and on a first come first served basis. The deadline to register is 28th June. To register your interest please email info@rmtc.org.nz stating your name, school, school year, and contact phone number.

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 Million Dollar Mission Funds 

On Tuesday May 9, the Trust Foundation presented the 30 charities involved in the Million Dollar Mission fund with their cheques for funds raised. Rachel and Carol were delighted to collect the cheque for Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre and meet many of the other worthy charity recipients.

 

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And again our thanks to all of you who voted for us and rallied friends and whanau to vote as well.


Family Feud All Stars South Team Raise $3,144 for RMTC

 

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It was the battle of the North vs the South Island on TV3's Family Feud All Stars last night, with both teams playing in support of local charities - the South for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.  With the scores going backward and forward between both teams, it was a close contest right up until the final round. Luckily the South team rose to the challenge and won the game - earning the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre $3,440 in the process. Our thanks to our two ambassadors Jason Kerrison and Boh Runga for forming the team and to Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Jason Faafoi for playing on our behalf. 


Music Therapy Sessions Are Available Now

Our Centre in Grey Lynn offers music therapy sessions six days per week. We offer music therapy sessions from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 4pm on Saturdays. And we have spaces available right now.  

If you have a child or young adult with special needs, or work or care for someone with special needs who you think would benefit from music therapy, please give us a call at the Centre on 09 360 0889 or fill in a referral form and send it to us. Referral forms are available to download here.

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