BA(ContempMus), MA(MusThy), RMT(AMTA), NMT Fellow (ANMT), PhD Candidate
Al has been a Registered Music Therapist for over 24 years, focusing on children and family-centred practice across the population areas of children with autism spectrum disorder, children with hearing loss, families from diverse cultural backgrounds and families with complex needs. Al also has a keen interest in technology within music therapy practice, cultured-centred music therapy approaches and neurologic music therapy, and has completed the advanced NMT fellowship training. Her professional positions held include Senior Music Therapist at Giant Steps Sydney, Director of Music Therapy Centre Northern Beaches and National Manager of Sing&Grow Australia. Her present roles are as Lecturer, teaching into the Masters of Creative Music Therapy at Western Sydney University, and Director of MusicConnect, a music therapy service provider for families with complex needs. In addition, Al is a current PhD candidate at Western Sydney University where she is completing her doctorate in the use of visual supports within music therapy practice across face-to-face and telehealth platforms. Al has held various positions on state and national AMTA Committees and currently serves on the Ethics Committee.
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