LOCAL Music Therapy Events and Updates

April 2013

Singapore’s 4th Music Therapy Day on 14th April 2013 at Lib@Esplanade, 2.30-5pm. The theme is Music Therapy as a Career.


February 2013

Our annual newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 07 is launched.


June 2013

Our newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 06 is launched.

April 2012

Singapore’s 3rd Music Therapy Day on 15th April 2012 at Lib@Esplanade, 2.30-5pm. The theme is Sowing Seeds of Possibility: Music Therapy with Children.

We will feature a special performance by students from Canossian School, testimonies, and sharing by the Music Therapists from AMTS! No registration required. Free to public. See poster here.


December 2011

Our newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 05 is launched.

November 2011

Our professional member, Germaine Yong, shared about music therapy on 19 November 2011, at an event organized by the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH), which featured special visiting guest performer, Dr. Benny Prasad. Read this link:


September 2011


July 2011

Singapore’s first Music Therapy Healthcare Symposium, 11-12 July, 2011, made possible by LEE FOUNDATION SINGAPORE. Free admission.

June 2011

Our newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 04 is launched.

April 2011

Music Therapy Day 2011 was held 10 April, 2011 at Library@Esplanade. Free admission.

You can read the official report in Issue 03 of the Music Therapy Times!


Dec 2010


Our newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 03 is launched.

June 2010

Our newsletter Music Therapy Times Issue 02 is launched.

April 2010

AMTS presented Singapore’s FIRST Music Therapy Day on 11 April 2010 at the Central Lending Library (NLB), featuring distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Clive Robbins*, world-renowned Music Therapy Pioneer and co-originator of Nordoff-Robbins Creative Music Therapy!

Music Therapy Day 2010 was made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, Advanced Bionics and The Hearing Solution Company, and our venue partner, NLB, and support from Singapore General Hospital. Free admission.

Dr. Robbins’ also spoke on:

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

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

12 April, 6-8pm @ Postgraduate Allied Health Institute

13 April, 4 – 6pm @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music : Creative Music Therapy – An Art and A Craft


December 2009

Announcing the publication of our inaugural newsletter, please download from the right column.


May 2009

AMTS talk on 17 May (Sun) in Mandarin by Ms Ng Wang Feng at Bukit Merah CC 9-10am. Free admission.

AMTS talk on 2 May (Sat) in Malay by Ms Gurpreet Kaur Kalsi, based in E. Malaysia. Free admission.

April 2009

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)!

Feb 2009

1st run of 8-week workshop at NAFA Contin Education Dept: Use of Music with Special Needs Children. Please check http://www.nafa.edu.sg/in_courses/parttime/2008/ce/contents.htm 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.


December 2008


Next one-day MT workshop at SGH has been postponed from September to December. Please email us to indicate your interest. See link below: (https://singaporemusictherapy.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/whirlwind-one-day-tour-of-the-world-of-music-therapy/)

August 30

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.

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!




陈柏撕,李勒铣 联合华语讲座

Date and time: August 30 (Saturday), 2.30pm


地点: 潮州大厦二楼文化室,登路97号,新加坡邮区238066

Venue: Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan, Cultural Room, Level 2
No. 97, Tank Road, Singapore 238066

Free admission 入场免费

陈博士毕业于美国明尼苏达大学音乐治疗博士。她是美国音乐治疗协会的专业会员并拥有美国国家音乐治疗执照考试会鉴定认可音乐治疗师(MT-BC)证照。陈博士也是美国国家新生儿与幼儿医学音乐治疗学会鉴定新生儿加护病房音乐治疗师Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy( NICU-MT)以及美国科拉多洲立大学音乐医学中心授证之神科学音乐治疗师 Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)。过去十三年在美国担任音乐治疗师,其次曾在台湾新竹师范学院担任讲师也曾受邀赴中国上海与南京讲课。2006年受邀担 任美国音乐治疗协会的国际咨询团员。陈博士目前担任新加坡中央医院专任音乐治疗师。

李勒铣是新加坡中央医院的首位听觉学海外奖学金得主。2000年,他毕业于澳洲麦克里大学听觉学硕士学位。毕业后, 他在新加坡中央医院担任听觉学家多年。2004年, 他成为中央医院的听觉学支部主管并在一年后在医院里建立本地最大的听觉康复中心也担任中心的首位执行经理。李先生目前是“唯听新加坡私人有限公司”的高级 顾问听觉学家与董事经理。“唯听”是全球最大的助听器制造业者之一。李先生是澳洲听觉学学会的会员;拥有澳洲执业临床证书。他也是美国听觉学学会与美国声 学学会的会员。在本地,他是新加坡听觉学专业人士协会的现任主席。

28 July AMTS meeting: We welcomed our new professional member: Charissa Tan!

The Association for Music Therapy (Singapore) held its first public talk at the Singapore Art Cafe on July 5, 4-5pm, to an audience of around 40. Watch our blog for upcoming talks. Wang Feng talked about music therapy, training requirements, brief update on the local MT scene, and clarified a few misconceptions e.g. MT is different from Sound Therapy, debunking the Music Rx ideology. Audrey led a short improvisation experiential that involved the participation of a few volunteers (thank you for the music!). Patsy also helped field some questions, as did Audrey and Wei Ming.

Thanks again to Singapore Art Cafe!! We are sad that you’ll will be going away…

May 8 One day MT workshop at SGH

April 21 AMTS Meeting

March Dr. Patsy Tan presented on Music Therapy and Hearing Impairment at KKWCH to ENT doctors and allied health professionals.