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Music therapy

Music therapy

Music therapy uses music to help people who have been debilitated by illness, injury or trauma.

About us

Music therapy is part of our Leisure & Creative Therapies service based at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

Music Therapy programs for people with cancer are part of the Wellness and Supportive Care service at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre. To find out more about these, see the ONJ Centre website.

What is music therapy?

Music therapy involves the use of musical experiences, and the relationships that develop through them, as a means of helping patients who have been debilitated by illness, injury, or trauma to regain previous levels of function or help adjust patients to their new levels of function.

People of any age or ability may benefit from a music therapy program regardless of musical skill or background.

Music therapists are registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association. They must be proficient musicians before undertaking one of the tertiary courses of training accredited with the Australian Music Therapy Association.

Find out more about music therapy.

Our services

We provide music therapy to patients in hospital with:

  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Brian and nerve disorders
  • Cancer
  • Spinal injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Medical problems

Music therapists provide programs at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre on Mondays. 

Music therapists work in Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Day Oncology, inpatient wards and in the Wellness Centre on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


You can access this service when you are staying in hospital. Ask a member of your care team to contact us.

Contact us

Music Therapy

Phone: 03 9490 7233



Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard
Kew, Victoria 

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