Tess McLennan is the creator and leader of Sounds for Change Music Therapy. She is a Registered Music Therapist, accredited by the Australian Music Therapy Association (https://www.austmta.org.au), and is extremely passionate about the effects of music therapy and its place in modern healthcare, wellbeing and educational settings.
Tess holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Queensland. She also holds a Masters in Creative Music Therapy from Western Sydney University, and in 2018, was awarded the Denise Grocke Award for Best Student/New Grad Presentation at the AMTA National Conference in Sydney, for her work on ADL and transition songs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
As a Registered Music Therapist, Tess is continually evolving her approach to meet the individual needs of the clients, drawing upon evidence based and researched methods to guide her practice.
Through the creation of Sounds for Change, Tess brings together her expertise as a teacher, musician and music therapist, to create a place where change is truly possible, through the power of music.
Roy Leung is a Registered Music Therapist accredited by the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
Roy graduated from Western Sydney University with a Master of Creative Music Therapy in 2019. He also holds a Bachelor of Design from Griffith University. As a music therapist and product designer, Roy continues to develop new musical instruments for music therapy settings.
In regards to music experience, Roy was a first violinist in The Amadeus Orchestra, a wedding musician, an early childhood music teacher in Harmonie Music Centre, a busker who shares music all around the world, and also published his first original album in 2019.
Roy is able to speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. As a music therapist, Roy believes that music is a universal language that is able to communicate with everyone.