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Course Information

Receptive Music Therapy Workshop


Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Melbourne


April 6, 2024, 9:30am – 3:30pm


The Receptive Music Therapy workshop is for Registered Music Therapists who would like to advance their understanding of using advanced receptive music therapy methods in their practice. We will use experiential methods to revitalize and inspire the use of receptive music therapy for self-care as well as the people we work with.



We commence with Repeated & Intentional Music Listening, to attune our listening skills to hear more deeply, and to hear with our bodies not only our ears. This is followed by Music Drawing Narrative, a beautiful process that commences with drawing to music and then segues into writing a reflection on what has been drawn. Finally, there is a segment on Creating Expert Playlists, drawing on our expert knowledge of the repertoire.



The workshop will be held at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton, Melbourne.
Meeting Room 3 on the First Floor.


Time: 9:30am-3:30pm


Fee: $200. A deposit of $50 is payable 3 weeks in advance to secure a spot – by Saturday March 16th.


Payable to:

Avalon GIM Training

BSB: 733-033 (WPC)

Account number: 591562

Coffee and lunch: The Wild Timor Coffee cafe is open from 10am – 2pm. The morning break and lunch can be purchased there.


Participant Numbers: Minimum 6 (to cover costs); maximum 16 (space available).


Learning Outcomes:

For participants to:

- Be more confident in expertly selecting music from their own preferred repertoire

- Explore including music and drawing processes in their practice

- Deepen their use of music listening through novel methods


To apply, please complete the Application Form and pay deposit by March 16th.

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