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Free music therapy webinar: Evaluating how a music therapy service is valued by its community

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


In 2019 the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust was awarded a grant by the NZ Lottery Grants Board to commission an independent evaluation of its services. The evaluation was designed to identify the values and impacts that RMTT services have for its clients, families and outreach partner organisations, and the factors that support and challenge participation in RMTT services.

In this webinar, Adrian Field from evaluation company Dovetail and Jen Ryckaert from Raukatauri discuss the process of the evaluation and its findings. They will share reflections and learnings for both Raukatauri and the wider music therapy profession in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly around public understanding of music therapy and the value of relationships within music therapy and the wider disability community.

Jen Ryckaert is the Clinical and Centre Director of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, and a practising Registered Music Therapist. During her time as Director, Raukatauri has realised unprecedented growth and currently serves over 500 clients across the lifespan each week in Auckland, Northland and Hawke’s Bay. Jen originally joined the Raukatauri team in 2015, following work as the Music Therapy Clinic Manager and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Jen enjoys being a part of the larger music therapy community in New Zealand and currently serves on the NZ Music Therapy Registration Board.

Adrian Field is the director of Dovetail, an Auckland-based research and evaluation company. Adrian’s work helps organisations uncover the difference they are making, and support positive change in communities and systems. Adrian was trained as a social science researcher and has been evaluating services and programmes for some 20 years. Adrian is an honorary academic at the School of Population Health (University of Auckland) and the national co-convenor of the Aotearoa-New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA).

Registration closes on Monday 5th October, at 5pm


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