Newrybar Merchants and Hummingbird Music Therapy are excited to announce ‘HummingBubs’ sessions every Monday at 10am starting April 8th.
‘HummingBubs’ is a music group for 0-12 month olds tailored to encourage early social and communication skills, emotional and creative expression, and parent-infant bonding. It was designed by Music Therapist Belinda Tucquet following the birth of her son Townes and relocation to the Byron Bay Hinterland village of Federal in early 2019.
As a newborn intensive care Music Therapist, Belinda has enjoyed providing services to medically fragile infants and their families, with a clinical focus addressing their neurodevelopmental and psychosocial needs.
With a desire to translate her clinical background into a community focused service, ‘HummingBubs’ has found the perfect home at Newrybar Merchants, where the group will develop peer interaction, parent and baby communication, and fine motor skills through instrumental play while providing a social space to share the joy, creativity and fun of music in the family.
Belinda has a family-centred approach, working in partnership with parents to provide developmentally appropriate musical stimuli which encompasses the use of live music (guitar and voice).
Parents and their babies will experience the joy of making music together and with others in a gentle and intimate setting. Numbers are capped at 10 participants per session, $15 each and bookings are essential.
Belinda completed her Masters of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne (2007), and established her private practice Hummingbird Music Therapy, in 2008. For the past 10 years Belinda has worked as a paediatric Music Therapist at Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
To book a session please call Belinda directly on 0413234837.