Music Therapy

Music therapist registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association and have Master’s degrees. We use elements of music and neuroscience to enhance, develop and maintain the health, functioning and wellbeing of our clients and use various musical interventions (including adapted singing and instrumental lessons) to achieve their musical and non-musical / NDIS goals. We work within several frameworks but ultimate work within a person-centred, strength-based holistic approach.

Sessions are mostly client-led and use music and musical play (creation, re-creation, improvisation, receptive, adapted lesson and NMT) to not only engage, interact and communicate with our clients, but to also provide them with a safe, familiar, fun and motivating environment. 

Assessment process:
For our new individual programs, we book clients in for an initial 3 session assessment period to establish therapeutic rapport and assess their needs, functioning, emotional wellbeing, responses to musical stimuli, behaviours that may indicate how the brain is processing the music and their musical preferences.

From here, we provide an assessment report outline the potential goals and areas of need and invite the clients to book in further sessions based on the findings of the assessment. 

Programs are then typically booked in session blocks – clients and families are encouraged to have input in their music therapy program goal and objectives as well as their Support Plan that outlines how therapeutic outcomes will be measured 

Fees

Music Therapy Services

St. Rita Music Therapy Services streamlined its fees from the 15 May 2022 in line with the NDIS price guide of $193.99.33/hr.

All sessions will continue to be charged with a contact rate plus an additional non-contact rate of 10 minutes ($32.33), as we have done for the past couple of years. This is to allow your RMT to create resources, prepare and clinically evaluate your program each week.

Please note: All prices are excluding GST. GST will be charged for clients who are not NDIS participants.

Music Therapy Sessions

30 Minutes

(excl. GST) $129.32

$96.99 – 30 minutes face to face
$32.33 – minimum of 10 minutes non-contact time

45 minutes

(excl. GST) $177.82

$145.49 – 45 minutes face to face
$32.33 – minimum of 10 minutes non-contact time

60 minutes

(excl. GST) $226.32

$193.99 – 60 minutes face to face
$32.33 – minimum of 10 minutes non-contact time

Group Music Therapy

For groups, the contact rate will be split between participants and each participant will be charged a separate non-contact rate unless they are part of an organisational group

Minimum numbers are required to run a group.

For schools or organisations wanting group programs please contact us directly

NDIS Reports

$387.98

2hrs

NDIS Support Team Meetings

$387.98

2hrs

Travel

10 mins – $32.33
15 mins – $48.49
20 mins – 64.66
30 min – $96.99

Payment Policy

All payments are due within 14 days of being invoiced.

A 10% late fee will be incurred for every week that a payment is overdue.

If payment is dependent on external funding, this will be taken into account when enforcing late fees.

Cancellation/Non-Attendance Policy

Without notice or
within 0-12 hrs of scheduled session

90% full fee

Sessions cancelled
12-24 hrs before scheduled session

50% full fee

Please make every effort to give as much notice if you cannot attend a session. This allows for the best possible use of the therapist’s time. Though these cancellation fees are enforced, it is understood that notice cannot always be given due to illness and other unforseen circumstances, so a make-up session will be organised wherever possible. A travel subsidy fee will still incur if the therapist has travelled to the location before being notified of a cancellation.

Terms& Conditions

  1. Music therapy sessions may be recorded for evaluation purposes. Information concerning the client (including session recordings) is kept confidential.
  2. Clients are expected to attend on a weekly basis
  3. A parent/carer must remain on the premises whilst session is in progress
  4. Fees are payable on a monthly basis by EFTPOS or direct debit within 14 days of the invoice date
  • Payment Policy:

All payments are due within 14 days of being invoiced.

A 10% late fee will be incurred for every week that a payment is overdue.

If payment is dependent on external funding, this will be taken into account when enforcing late fees.

Cancellation/Non-Attendance Policy

Without notice or
within 0-12 hrs of scheduled session

90% full fee

Sessions cancelled
12-24 hrs before scheduled session

50% full fee

Please make every effort to give as much notice if you cannot attend a session. This allows for the best possible use of the therapist’s time. Though these cancellation fees are enforced, it is understood that notice cannot always be given due to illness and other unforseen circumstances, so a make-up session will be organised wherever possible. A travel subsidy fee will still incur if the therapist has travelled to the location before being notified of a cancellation.