Musical interventions such as musical improvisation, songwriting, receptive (listening), mindful music and breathing, drumming, lyric analysis, singing, movement and performance.
Elise specialises in music technology, such as Ableton Live, GarageBand and apps, including live music production, recording and performance.
Amped Music Therapy's vision is to be a valuable part of the community - supporting people to be their best selves through music. Drawing on individual strengths and working life-skills through building a strong therapeutic relationship - this sets up the foundations for self expression, communication and building self confidence.
At AMPED, needs of the individual come first. Every music therapy session is tailored to meet specific goals, such as communication, self expression, social inclusion, shared attention, sensory integration + regulation, motor/cognitive function, agency and identity.
Elise is currently working with children, young people and adults for a range of therapeutic goals. She also works with CLEAR who support children and young people who have experienced, or are experiencing emotional trauma, domestic violence or sexual abuse.
Elise worked at Giant Steps Sydney in Australia, working with children ages 4-17 with autism spectrum conditions, working alongside the music therapy team.
At her 6 month independent placement at Liverpool Brain Injury Elise worked with the Allied health teams with people who had experienced traumatic brain injury. She also had 6 months placement at Sutherland Hospital adult acute and rehabilitation mental health wards, and in child, adult disability and aged care.
HCPC Registered Music Therapist
Master of Creative Music Therapy
FDA Sound and Music Technology
BA(Hons) Interactive Media Production
Elise grew up in North Cornwall and performed form a young age, studying jazz saxophone. She has played in many bands spanning genres, and has been songwriting on guitar and ukulele since 2009.
She graduated from the Masters in Creative Music Therapy from Western Sydney University with a distinction in April 2020 and completed a FDA in Sound and Music Technology at DBS Music/Plymouth University in 2013.
Elise specialises in improvisation, songwriting, percussion, music technology and strengths based approaches in the areas of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, trauma + attachment, autism spectrum conditions, neurologic brain function + rehabilitation.