Chorus Music Therapy Clinic

Therapists

Qualifications, publications & presentations


Michelle Fisher BMus (Thrp), RMT, NMT

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Michelle achieved her music therapy qualification at The University of Melbourne, and has nine years experience as a Registered Music Therapist. For the previous seven years Michelle has worked as a qualified Neurologic Music Therapist.

Her experience is primarily in special education, child and youth disability, early childhood community groups, and paediatric neurological rehabilitation. Michelle has experience working and studying in the UK, USA and Australia.

Michelle has a current Working With Children Check.


Publications:

Shoemark, H., Rimmer, J., Bower, J., Tucquet, B., Miller, L., Fisher, M., Ogburn, N., Dun, B. (2018). Conceptualizing the musical self as the mediating pathway in acute pediatric music therapy. Journal of Music Therapy, 55 (1), 1–26.

Fisher, M. (2017). Lessons learnt in paediatric neurological rehabilitation across the globe. Music Therapy Today 13 (1) 54-55.

Fisher, M. & Shoemark, H. (2011). Evidence-based Interactions: Music Therapy with 3-12 month old infants in a hospital. Imagine 2 (1), 36-39.


Presentations:

Fisher, M. & Murphy, M. ‘NDIS: The essentials and the latest’ Australian Music Therapy Association National Professional Development Seminar, Sydney, September, 2018.

Fisher, M. Lessons learnt in paediatric neurological rehabilitation across the globe. The 15th WFMT World Congress of Music Therapy, Tsukuba, Japan, July 2017.

Fisher, M. How does a young, female, white, Australian music therapist introduce services in a British hospital, to Arabic, Muslim families who may believe that music is Haram? Lessons learnt in paediatric neuro-rehab across the globe. Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Melbourne, September 2016.

Fisher, M. Let’s move together: Group therapy within in-patient paediatric neuro-rehabilitation (oral and poster presentations). Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability II, The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London UK, June 2015.

Fisher, M. Collaboration is the key: The role of Music Therapy within in-patient paediatric neuro-rehabilitation (poster presentation). National Brain Injury Symposium, The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London UK, March 2015.

Fisher, M. Skype, songs and school: Broadening Music Therapy in Special Education. Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Brisbane, September 2011.

Fisher, M. Bridging the age gap: working with 2-12 month old infants in hospital. Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Sydney, September 2009. 


Media Stories:

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation Auxiliaries Annual Report 2016-2017 ‘How music therapy makes a difference.’ Pg 12-15.

http://rchfoundation.org.au/?page=Publications-Auxiliaries-Annual-Report

About Music Therapy video- The Royal Children’s Hospital

http://www.rch.org.au/musictherapy/


Hannah Riley MMus, BMus, RMT

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Hannah completed her Masters of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne. Her experience includes youth peer support, child and youth disability, rehabilitation and voice and instrumental music teaching. 

Hannah has an extensive musical history including national touring with ARIA nominated artists and composing for independent theatre. 

Hannah has a current Working With Children Check.