The Benefits of Music Therapy, Joanna Haire

Season #1 Episode #6

Julie speaks with Joanna Haire about her journey to become a Music Therapist and the numerous benefits music therapy offers across the lifespan but especially for the wellbeing of older populations. Joanna explains the difference between Music Therapy and music for entertainment, and a bit about her process for structuring both group and individual sessions.
Joanna and Julie discuss the discuss the successes they have seen as a result of Music Therapy in Aged Care and the different reasons Aged Care Facilities would contact a Music Therapist. You can connect with Joanna at
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