Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia Ltd

Kingswood, NSW Disability Services

About Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia Ltd

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy transforms lives through music.

We all know how powerful music is in our day-to-day lives, but it is even more powerful in a therapeutic environment.

Nordoff-Robbins have given children speech, when they were told they would never speak, given people motor skills, when they were told they would never be able to move their arms again and given new life to the elderly struggling with Dementia.

The power of music truly has no boundaries.

Our work originated from the tradition of using live musical interaction to engage clients in their own growth and development. This approach, known as Creative Music Therapy was pioneered by Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins in the 1960s and 1970s. They used improvisation to help children with physical or mental illness, disabilities or emotional distress to relate and communicate through music. At the heart of Creative Music Therapy is the belief that there is an inborn musicality residing in every human being that can be activated in the service of personal growth and development. It is out of our innate responsiveness to music that music therapy arises.

Our service model covers both clinical and community programs that support music-making across the full spectrum of needs experienced at different times in life. We are committed to equipping individuals, groups, families and organisations to engage with life more creatively and resourcefully.


Building E, Second Avenue, University of Western Sydney
Kingswood NSW 2747

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