Alicia Stewart

Music Therapy Graduate

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 is so excited to join the RMTC whanau! The Centre will be Alicia’s first employment after completing her Master of Music Therapy. Alicia has just finished her placement in Hamilton with people with dementia. She has learned a lot about how music can motivate a person and encourage their strengths. When not making music, Alicia is also an avid baker, loves running and yoga, and loves climbing maunga.