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Alicia Stewart

Registered Music Therapist

Alicia grew up singing in groups with her three siblings on a little farm in rural Waikato. She grew a deep passion for music, and would sing in choirs, play in bands and perform in musical theatre shows whenever she could. After finishing high school, Alicia’s interest in music and people led her to complete a Bachelor of Arts in music and psychology at the University of Otago. While studying in Dunedin she volunteered in a home run by IDEA services. She loved making music there and became affectionately known as the ‘singing lady’. It was this volunteer work which confirmed to Alicia that she wanted to become a Music therapist.

Alicia has recently completed her Master of Music Therapy degree at the Te Kōkī – New Zealand School of Music. During her research placement in Hamilton, she worked with people with dementia and learned a lot about how music can motivate a person and encourage their strengths. When not making music, Alicia is also an avid baker, and loves climbing maunga.