Our Services

Individual Sessions

We offer one-on-one tailored music therapy sessions to support growth and development for pre-schoolers, primary school-aged children, teens and young adults.

Our Services

Children’s sessions are offered onsite at our host schools in the Little Musical Caravan and in our music therapy room at Mana Therapy Hub.

We use a play-based approach, following children’s strengths and interests, and tailor sessions to meet their individual needs. Where appropriate we encourage peer involvement. We use inclusive practices to optimise your child’s potential and maximise their sense of belonging within their communities.

Together with parents, school teams and where possible the young person themselves, we identify key areas where support may be required and use music to support growth and development.

Parents and caregivers

School teams

In addition at Mana Therapy Hub we offer person-centred sessions for teens and young adults. For our young people we use a resource-oriented approach to their musical journey, supporting their growth and development in non-musical areas.

Young Adult

Music Therapy Assessments

Before starting music therapy work, we will do a music therapy assessment. This is so that we can get to know the child or young person and their musical preferences, and observe how they interact with the therapist and with others. Usually an assessment involves 3 or 4 person-centred music therapy sessions. We may also include a classroom observation, and at the end of the assessment period we will prepare a written report. We will then indicate whether music therapy would be beneficial, which therapist will be a good match for the child or young person, and what areas might be useful to focus on.

Regular term-time sessions

If, following assessment, we agree that music therapy is a good fit, we will offer ongoing sessions and use the assessment report as a springboard to discuss therapy direction. Ongoing music therapy work is reviewed termly, or more often if needed, and we are happy to contribute towards IEPs and IPs where appropriate.

Short-term work

From time to time, short term music therapy work may be more appropriate and we may offer a block of sessions. This is usually where there is a time-defined purpose for music therapy, for example supporting transition to a new school.

School holiday sessions

For our regular clients, we may offer sessions during the school holidays at Mana Therapy Hub, depending on client need.

Trial sessions

Over the school holidays we also offer a limited number of trial sessions at Mana Therapy Hub for children and their whānau to ‘test drive’ us.

Cost for Individual Sessions

Fees per music therapy session: $85.00 + GST for half an hour. This fee includes non-contact time for preparation and note taking and is pro-rated for longer session lengths.

Music therapy assessment: $450 + GST (3 sessions, 1 classroom observation and a written report/ 4 sessions and a written report)

Additional written reports: By negotiation.

Travel: If we are not already in your school or area delivering music therapy services, there will be a charge to cover travel costs. Please contact us for a quotation for travel.


Emily also offers supervision for music therapists and other allied health professionals. Emily holds a ‘Supervision Skills for Health and Social Services’ Level 5 micro credential delivered by New Zealand Coaching and Mentoring.

In line with our broader approach to therapy, Emily works in a collaborative, person-centred and resource-oriented way to support practitioners in their work. She has a particular interest in supporting neurodiverse, disabled and queer practitioners with a focus on developing anti-oppressive practice.

Cost for Supervision

Cost varies depending on session length and mode of delivery. Please contact me for details.

Additional Services for schools

Our Services

In addition to our individual on site sessions in the Little Musical Caravan, we offer the following additional services for schools:

Group sessions

For our host schools, when we have availability to do so, we can offer our host schools small group music therapy sessions. This is dependant on access to a suitable space at the school and suitable resources.


If you are unable to access music therapy services in your area but are interested in finding out about how your team might be able to use music in a positive way to support your ākonga, please get in touch.


We offer presentations and workshops about music therapy and how it can be used to support children in education settings. We can tailor workshops to your context and interests as well as the needs of attendees. 

Feedback on  our Services

"Emily is very professional."

Emily is very professional and incorporates [my son’s] school and speech therapy goals effortlessly into her sessions. She also attends school IEPs and always has helpful hints!

"She makes music fun."

This is what I thought about working with Emily… It wasn’t just do the A chord on the first fret. She makes music fun. You can play any instrument you want.

"An interesting, well-planned workshop"

Emily is engaging, interactive and approachable, and her knowledge and expertise allowed her to adapt to the group’s needs, clearly explaining links to our ECE/school curricula and showed how strategies and concepts could be applied and incorporated. 
An interesting, well-planned workshop with the right balance of relevant presentation and hands-on participation. 
Highly recommended!