Sing&Grow is a community driven music therapy project that provides services for young children and their families.
Programs focus on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children's development in the early years of life, and encouraging the use of music within communities.
Sing&Grow is only available to families through referral by a collaborating organization.
Sing&Grow started in partnership with Playgroup Queensland in 2001, and expanded Nationally in 2005
Sing&Grow is partially funded by The Australian Government Department of Social Services
To date over 1000 Group Programs have taken place across Australia
Services are facilitated by Registered Music Therapists, with additional Sing&Grow training
What happens at Sing&Grow?
Through the sharing of both traditional and non-traditional children's songs, Sing&Grow provides families with a safe space to interact in new and positive ways, to increase their confidence to use music and play at home, and to learn new ways to support child development. Services encourage children and parents together to explore percussion instruments, drums, ribbons, balls and parachutes in a developmentally stimulating, fun and musical environment.
How can my Organization be involved?
Through a range of services, all offered in partnership with existing family support agencies, Sing&Grow acts as a soft entry point, offering non-threatening and flexible music-sharing opportunities that engage families with young children and assist their transition into further family support programs.
Please visit the Sing&Grow website to discover the breadth of Sing&Grow services, models and resources. Please note that not all services are available in all locations and some may only be available through a brokering system. Contact the Manager for your state to learn more about the services available in your specific region.
Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing (Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.). Music therapists are required to complete a minimum of 4 years tertiary training and have expertise in at least 3 instruments, in addition to studying aspects of mental health, sociology, psychology, gerontology, paediatrics and special education. For more information, please see the Australian Music Therapy Association website .