Music Therapy Day 2010 and other April surprises…

The Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) is happy to present Singapore’s FIRST Music Therapy Day. We are so thrilled to feature distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Clive Robbins*, world-renowned Music Therapy Pioneer and co-originator of Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy!

Music is capable of a very wide field of expression. When a therapist uses live improvised music, he/she can create it to closely match and meet the needs of a particular client. Different clients have different needs and call for different kinds of music. Music is also a very direct means of communication and can often bypass barriers caused by different pathologies. This is why many patients/clients find their music therapy sessions to be particularly enjoyable and releasing. The effectiveness of Creative Music Therapy will be illustrated by a series of short video case studies by the world-renowned music therapist, Dr Clive Robbins. Our very own local music therapist, Dr Patsy Tan will also be sharing on her development and patient journey using Music Therapy in Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Following that, do take the opportunity to meet the local music therapists and widen your horizons about the music therapy scene in Singapore. *DUE TO OVER WHELMING RESPONSE, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Do drop us a line to be on our mailing list for future events.

Date: 11 April 2010

Time: 2-5pm (registration starts at 1.30pm)

Venue: Central Lending Library (NLB) Basement 1 Multipurpose Room

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Advanced Bionics and  The Hearing Solution Company, the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, our venue partner, the National Library Board, and our co-organizer, the Singapore General Hospital.

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Dr. Robbins will also be speaking at a few other venues. Please note that the PGAHI talk is specifically geared towards doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Details are as follows:

8 April, 9-11am @School Of The Arts: Let’s go musicing

<http://www.sota.edu.sg/&gt;

9 April, 2:30 – 4:30pm @ National Institute of Education : Exploring Melodic, Harmonic, and Rhythmic Resources in the practice of Creative Music Therapy. See poster here

12 April, 6-8pm @ Postgraduate Allied Health Institute (PGAHI): Music Therapy in Medical Settings. Target audience: Doctors, Nurses, and Allied Health professionals.

13 April, 4 – 6pm @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music : Creative Music Therapy – An Art and A Craft <http://music.nus.edu.sg/02a_event_visitgartistseries_creativemusictherapy.html&gt;

*For more information about Creative Music Therapy and Dr. Robbins, please visit the following sites:

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/nordoff/

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/nordoff/people/faculty/robbins

and watch these youtube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CuAjiU7RBg (Video Portrait Part One)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB_s0PB2nQs&amp;feature=related (Video Portrait Part Two)

The Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) is happy to present Singapore’s FIRST Music Therapy Day. It is happening on 11 April 2010, and will feature distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Clive Robbins*, world-renowned Music Therapy Pioneer and co-originator of Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy!

Music is capable of a very wide field of expression. When a therapist uses live improvised music, he/she can create it to closely match and meet the needs of a particular client. Different clients have different needs and call for different kinds of music. Music is also a very direct means of communication and can often bypass barriers caused by different pathologies. This is why many patients/clients find their music therapy sessions to be particularly enjoyable and releasing. The effectiveness of Creative Music Therapy will be illustrated by a series of short video case studies by the world-renowned music therapist, Dr Clive Robbins. Our very own local music therapist, Dr Patsy Tan will also be sharing on her development and patient journey using Music Therapy in Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Following that, do take the opportunity to meet the local music therapists and widen your horizons about the music therapy scene in Singapore. *DUE TO OVER WHELMING RESPONSE, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL TO alliedhealth@sgh.com.sg OR CALL MS MARLYN AT 6326 5859.* alliedhealth@sgh.com.sg OR CALL MS MARLYN AT 6326 5859.*

Date: 11 April 2010

Time: 2-5pm (registration starts at 1.30pm)

Venue: Central Lending Library (NLB) Basement 1 Multipurpose Room

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Advanced Bionics and The Hearing Solution Company, and our venue partner, NLB.

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2 thoughts on “Music Therapy Day 2010 and other April surprises…

  1. This is so awesome! My sister (a social worker) has just attended this workshop. As a music therapist, it feels so wonderful to know that Singapore is working to expand our profession. Great work!

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