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    Music and Creative Therapy Unit

    Music therapy is an established allied health profession where music and music activities are used to address physical, psychological, cognitive and social needs of individuals. It is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship.

    Music therapy has demonstrated dramatic effect on individuals of various ages and abilities. It is applicable but not limited to critical care, developmental disabilities, emotional trauma, geriatric care, hearing/speech & language/visual impairment, neonatal care, obstetrics, cancer and physical disabilities. In hospital inpatient care, music can be used to alleviate pain in conjunction with anesthesia or pain medication, elevate patients’ mood and counteract depression, promote physical rehabilitation, induce sleep, reduce muscle tension for relaxation and maintain a person’s quality of life.

    Children, adolescents, adults, premature infants in neonatal intensive care and elderly with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and acute and chronic pain, as well as mothers and infants in postnatal care can benefit from music therapy.

    All music therapists at SGH have a degree from a recognized university, registered or certified by professional music therapy organization from the country of training and are registered members of the Association for Music Therapy (Singapore).

    Music to the Ears

    Music to the Ears is a customized music therapy programme specially designed for hearing-impaired children. It lays the foundation for them to appreciate music like their normal hearing peers.

    Music therapy techniques can effectively work on:

    • Prosodic features of speech (rhythm, intonation, rate and stress)
    • Breathing, timing, pitch and articulation
    • Vocal training on fundamental frequency
    • Singing songs in appropriate keys to improve speech intelligibility

    Music for Pain Management

    Music can be used as a positive environmental stimulus or distraction, and to facilitate relaxation response from patients who are in pain due to medical conditions or procedures such as:

    • Burns
    • Delivery and childbirth
    • Surgery
    • Chemotherapy

    Music for Rehabilitation

    Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) protocol is an evidence-based and specialized music therapy technique that is used to enhance the overall rehabilitation process for patients with neurological diseases such as:

    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Muscular sclerosis

    Music Therapy Clinical Attachments

    We provide clinical attachment opportunities for music therapy students enrolled in a recognized music therapy programme. It allows students to have an in-depth understanding of the music therapy practices in a local healthcare setting.

    Public Education

    We give talks and conduct workshops to various healthcare professionals, schools as well as private organizations.

    Music Therapists:


    Ms Michelle Low
    Board Certified Music Therapist (USA)
    Registered Neurologic Music Therapist (USA)

    Contact Info:

    Ms Evelyn Lee
    Registered Music Therapist (Australia)

    Contact Info:


    Music and Creative Therapy Unit

    Bright Vision Hospital
    5 Lorong Napiri

    (+65) 6248 4028

    Last Modified Date :20 Oct 2016