Kate graduated with a Master of Music Therapy degree in 2010 from the University of Queensland. Prior to this she completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree, also at the University of Queensland, in 2008. Kate also holds a Certificate IV in Disability. In 2018 she completed her Level 1 training for The Individual Music-Centered Assessment Profile for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (IMCAP-ND). Kate also completed her institute training as a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) in 2012 and has taken part in two fellowship trainings to maintain her qualification (mostly recently in 2021).
Kate’s music therapy training has been predominantly based on a client and family centred approach. She is passionate about holistic and client-based therapy and working within clients’ family and support networks. Kate uses a variety of music therapy techniques from different frameworks to best suit each individual client and group. She likes to think outside the box and collaborate creatively in her music therapy programs.
Kate has clinical experience working with children and adults of all abilities. Her experience includes family centred community music groups, developmental groups in disability organisations, individual music therapy programs, and music therapy programs in special schools. The clinical populations she currently works with include people diagnosed with disabilities, neurologic differences (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder) and brain injury.
Kate has experiences in the disability field spanning most of her life, as her younger sister has Down syndrome. She is passionate about working collaboratively with each client/group and their family and support networks to ensure they are reaching both clinical and personal goals. Kate loves to celebrate all of the ‘little moments’ which are incredibly important in the lives of the people she works with.
Kate really enjoys managing the therapy team here at Music Beat as well as being an active clinician.