Tom McGrath – Registered Music Therapist
Tom McGrath is a Registered Music Therapist from Adelaide. Originally trained as a session musician, Tom has performed in almost every continent to thousands of people. Whilst studying his undergraduate, Tom began to witness the therapeutic power of music and enrolled into units of psychology. From there, Tom travelled the seven seas performing on cruise ships in the house orchestra, before returning home to Adelaide.
Tom then went on to complete the Master of Music Therapy through the University of Melbourne, where he gained clinical experience in acute mental illness, special education, paediatric oncology and neuro-rehabilitation.
He now lives in Adelaide and works with a variety of young people with complex needs including neurodevelopmental disorders, at-risk adolescents, youth mental health and young people with profound and multiple disabilities.
Tom’s clinical expertise focuses on client-centered approaches and he enjoys collaborating with the people he works with to explore their creativity. Tom is well versed in musical improvisation, therapeutic song-writing methods and music for developmental learning. Additionally, Tom is continuing his professional development by training in Narrative Therapy through the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide.
Amidst his clinical work, Tom also has a strong passion for Hip Hop and has experience collaborating, song-writing and producing with young local artists.