If you would like to make a referral to the Centre for yourself, for a child (under 21) or adult (21 years or older) please fill out the appropriate Referral Form and email to info@rmtc.org.nz or post to: 15 Surrey Cres. Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021.

Download the CHILD Referral Form
Download the ADULT Referral Form


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What happens next?

Once a child or adult is referred to the centre, a consultation takes place to assess their needs and the potential for music therapy to help them develop new skills and behaviours and create new possibilities for their participation in the world.

If it is decided that music therapy is the right clinical intervention, the child or adult is placed on the waiting list until an appropriate session time becomes available. In many instances there are session times available and music therapy sessions can commence in a matter of weeks.

Sessions are usually weekly and are 30 to 40 minutes in length.

There is normally a six-session assessment period once music therapy begins. A Goals and Focus Areas plan is developed in consultation with the client, parent and caregivers and confirmed at the end of the assessment period.

Most sessions are one-on-one, or in small groups, depending on the client's needs.

The therapy process is supported by:

  • audio-visual recordings of most sessions. The therapist is then able to review sessions where necessary and view responses outside of the session
  • notes taken at each session, to record progress
  • input from the therapist into care planning, e.g. Individual Education Programme, Rehabilitaiton Plans
  • liaison between the music therapist and other therapists and professionals, e.g teachers, key workers. 
  • reports produced at about six monthly (20 session) intervals, measuring achievement and, where appropriate,  reassessing goals
  • a closing report at the end of therapy, identifying goals achieved.