Music Therapy at Central Coast Conservatorium
Who are Music Therapists?
Our Music Therapists
Vanessa Ropa (Head of Music Therapy Program)
Vanessa studied at Sydney Conservatorium where she completed a Bachelor of Music (first class honours) in 2007 and a Masters of Music (Performance) in 2009 and later, a Master of Music Therapy at The University of Melbourne. In 2013, Vanessa spent one month in India working for the Brett Lee MEWSIC Foundation setting up a music therapy program to help support children with cancer and their families. Vanessa’s music therapy experience in Australia includes working at Bear Cottage - a hospice for children with life limiting illness, Gosford Children’s Ward, Gosford Cancer Centre and The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Vanessa’s expertise focus is currently on working with early intervention parent and child groups, adolescents and cancer setting work.
The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.