Music Therapy Events
AMTS Meeting 22/29 June (TBC)
Want to find out what is music therapy from AMTS’ professional members?
AMTS talk on 17 May (Sun) in Mandarin by Ms Ng Wang Feng at Bukit Merah CC 9-10am.
AMTS talk on 2 May (Sat) in Malay 2-3.30pm at Radin Mas Community Club, by Ms Gurpreet Kaur Kalsi, who is currently based in E. Malaysia.
Please note that the morning talks on 2 May at St. Andrew’s Community Hospital have been postponed. Please watch this space for updates. Thank you.
A BIG “THANK YOU” to those who supported the NAFA-SGH Fundraiser concert on 7 April at NAFA’s Lee Foundation Auditorium to help needy patients with hearing impairment receive music therapy. The occasion was graced by Mrs Nathan and other esteemed VIPS and guests. It was nice to see old friends and make new friends.
AMTS Meeting 13 April – We welcome our new professional member: Mr David Khlentzos (Australia-trained)!
Commencement of 8-week workshop on 26 Feb 2009 at NAFA Contin Education Dept: Use of Music with Special Needs Children. Please check http://www.nafa.edu.sg – Part-Time Enrichment Programmes link for updates and details.
This 8 week course will be an overview of how music can be used with children with special needs. This is an experiential course targeted at allied health professionals (OTs, SLTs, PTs, etc), early childhood educators and special education teachers, who work with children with special needs, and who are interested in using music in their work. Participants need to have some music background as they will be expected to lead music activities. It is highly recommended that participants will accompany themselves using a chosen instrument during the course. Participants will make a presentation to demonstrate learning in the last week.
The workshop will not train participants to become music therapists or to practice music therapy, though it will briefly introduce what music therapy entails. The focus will be on theoretical underpinnings relevant to early childhood music education and development, with focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and hearing impairment, as well as a brief look at selected syndromes. Participants are encouraged to test out their ideas and try new activities in this new learning environment.
The next one-day MT workshop at SGH has been postponed from September to December 11. See link below: (https://singaporemusictherapy.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/whirlwind-one-day-tour-of-the-world-of-music-therapy/) Download registration form here: music-therapy-1-day-lect-reg-form-11-dec-2008
Our public education talk in Mandarin held at Teochew Association on 30 August 2008 was brought to you by: The Association for Music Therapy (Singapore), Society for Audiology Professionals (Singapore) & Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan. Topics: Introduction to Music Therapy “认识音乐治疗” (Speaker: Dr. Patsy Tan) and Hearing Problems: What to do? “听觉问题：您能怎么做？” (Speaker: Steven Lee). Thank you to all who made the event a success – Patsy, Steven, Wei Ming, Xu Lin, our partners at Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, as well as all of you who attended.
The misconception that Music Therapy works like a prescription drug (Music Rx) is still in need of clarification. Music Therapists do not endorse or sell CDs or call that Music Therapy. The majority of what happens during a MT session is “live” and requires individual assessment of client’s needs. Music Therapy is a process that takes time, and is not a miracle-drug! – WF