About Us

Learn more about Central Coast Music Therapy

About Kayoko

Kayoko is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT)  

Kayoko had a career as a preschool teacher in both Australia and Japan., In 2003, Kayoko began studying for a graduate diploma in Music Therapy. In 2005, she became a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) with the Australian Music Therapy Association.

 

After she became a RMT, she began teaching in special needs schools and aged care centres. From 2008-2013, Kayoko worked at the UTS Music Therapy Clinic. Clients who attended the clinic ranged from young children to young adults and had a range of disabilities.

 

In 2014, Kayoko moved from Sydney to the Central Coast. She works with clients here on the Central Coast and in Sydney.

Music therapy has the ability to improve the lives of people.

Discover music as therapy

Music therapy is a professional discipline that utilises planned and controlled music to achieve therapeutic goals and aims. Music therapy is the functional use of musical interaction to enhance and develop socialisation, communication, selfexpression, and sensory-motor skills.

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Sarah Fisher Dobbin

Sarah has been working in music education with students with a range of needs. This includes working in schools that cater for students with behaviour issues and emotional issues, schools for students with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities and in mainstream settings.

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Music therapy goals

There are a range of music therapy techniques and interventions that are used during music therapy sessions. There are planned components but there are also activities that can be used in the moment dependent upon reaction, feelings and willingness of the participant(s).

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Music Therapy Sessions

Music therapy sessions are offered after school hours or on the weekends.

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Music therapy workshops

Work you like to have your staff participate in a music therapy workshop?

Music Therapy WorkshopsMusic therapy workshops

Music Lessons

Providing traditional music lessons on a range of instruments.

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Testimonials

Music Therapy has been wonderful for April. She is singing with more confidence and with more articulation, making her speech clearer and easier to understand. She is enjoying all aspects of her sessions, becoming increasingly less anxious. She particularly enjoys using the microphone.

Lyn – Mother

Talk with us – music therapy can work for you too.