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Sing&Grow Australia

Play Matters > Sing&Grow Music Therapy

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.

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Sing&Grow

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.

The Sing&Grow Program

Sing&Grow music session
Group 76

Sing&Grow Services

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Group 82

For families

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Group 36

Delivering Sing&Grow

Training session
Group 83

Sing&Grow Research

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Benefits and Outcomes

Key benefits and outcomes of Sing&Grow include

  • evidence-based programs
  • facilitated by registered music therapists
  • improves family relationships
  • supports child development 
    • confidence
    • social skills
    • language and communication
    • motor skills
    • self-regulation 
  • builds community capacity
  • face-to-face and online delivery

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Victoria School Readiness Funding

School Readiness Funding is a Victorian Government needs-based funding initiative that provides funding to address educational disadvantage and supports children’s development. Kindergarten programs are allocated funding for the purchase of high-quality items from a menu of evidence-informed programs and supports (the menu). Sing&Grow is an approved provider on the School Readiness Funding Menu.

Sing&Grow Therapy Session

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is a research-based allied health profession in which music is used to actively support people as they aim 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.

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”

Diane Ackerman