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Sing&Grow Music Therapy

Play Matters > Sing&Grow Music Therapy

Music Therapy is a research-based allied health profession used to actively support people. Play Matters Australia is the home of Sing&Grow Australia, a national evidence-based music therapy program for families.

Child at a Sing&Grow Session

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a research-based allied health profession in which music is used to actively support people to improve their health, functioning, and wellbeing. It can help people of all ages to manage their physical and mental health and enhance their quality of life.

You don’t need to be musical to take part in or benefit from music therapy. Qualified registered music therapists plan and provide musical experiences for their clients. Each session is tailored to the needs and goals of the client.

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Sing&Grow Australia

Play Matters is the home of Sing&Grow Australia. Sing&Grow is a national evidence-based music therapy program providing services for young children and their families. Group programs focus on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children’s development in the early years of life, and supporting children’s transition to school. Sing&Grow is delivered exclusively by registered music therapists.

How can we help you?

Sing&Grow session
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Sing&Grow Services

Group 82

For Families

Group 36

Partner with us

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Sing&Grow Research

Victoria School Readiness Funding


Sing&Grow Research

In 2019, Sing&Grow conducted a national evaluation project in partnership with Queensland University of Technology. This study makes an important contribution to the existing Sing&Grow evidence base. It demonstrates, for the first time, significant improvements in children’s cognitive self-regulation over time, as reported by parents and carers, with important implications for children's school readiness. For the first time, the study also documents pre- to post-intervention improvements in parent and carer use of music at home and self-efficacy in discipline and play, two areas with strong ties to Sing&Grow key parenting messages.

“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”

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