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What's your school closures playlist? Why music should be part of parents’ pandemic survival strategy

Family music sharing is a way to safely express emotions during school closures, for both children and parents. View More

High-tech concert hall measures brain waves and heart rates during performances

McMaster University’s LIVELab is a concert hall where researchers study how sound is produced and experienced, leading to therapeutic applications of music. View More

Curious Kids: is it OK to listen to music while studying?

Research suggest it’s probably fine to listen to music while you’re studying - with some caveats. View More

How music therapy can help anxious children

Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation. View More

Music therapy improves the health of premature babies and boosts parental bonding

Soothing babies with song is a natural instinct for some parents, and research has shown just how powerful it can be for premature babies. View More

Creative arts therapies can help people with dementia socialise and express their grief

Creative arts therapies allow people with dementia to express joy and sadness through painting, dance, music and drama. View More

Singing death: why music and grief go hand in hand

From spontaneous mass singing after a terror attack to Irish laments, music reflects the painful, complex and laborious task of mourning. View More

The healing power of hip hop

Hip hop often gets a bad rap but for therapists and teachers it can be a transformative tool. View More

Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme view music therapy?

The NDIS has laudable aims but how much funding will be available to enable participation in arts therapy? View More