We congratulate Julie Wylie of Christchurch who was awarded MNZM (Member of NZ Order of Merit) for services to musical play therapy.
Julie is a long standing member of the executive of Music Education Canterbury. She is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter nationally and internationally. She continues to research, write, teach and publish extensively about her work with musical play therapy.
You can read an interview with Julie in the latest May, 2018 tune Me In MENZA magazine.
Mrs Wylie founded the New Zealand Musical Parenting Association 22 years ago. She is the founder of the music programme and senior music specialist at the Champion Centre for children with special needs at Burwood Hospital, Christchurch. She has presented music workshops and papers internationally in China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland. She has received awards for her music leadership and international awards for her music resources. She runs her own music school, Julie Wylie Musical Play, for mothers and young children from babies up to eight years. She is a director for an international online training programme in Musical Play and Play Therapy. In 2006 she was instrumental in developing the Diploma in Early Childhood Music with the Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand. Mrs Wylie has been a member of a number of organisations including the Society of Music Education, the New Zealand Society of Music Therapy, and an examiner for Registered Music Teachers New Zealand.