Music on the Mind: August

Therapeutic effects of singing on health and wellbeing


This event is free & general admission however tickets are required for entry.


Therapeutic effects of singing on health and wellbeing

Dr Jeanette Tamplin, Postdoctoral Fellow (Music Therapy), Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

About this talk:
Awareness of the social, psychological, and physical health benefits of singing has increased significantly over the past decade. Singing has been reported to improve mood, decrease stress hormone levels, facilitate social connection, and even boost immune function.

In this presentation, Jeanette will share findings from her research into the therapeutic application of singing in rehabilitation and discuss the benefits of singing as an accessible, non-invasive, and cost-effective way to improve health and wellbeing.

Part of Music on the Mind – A series of free talks exploring the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and the Music, Mind and Wellbeing initiative at The University of Melbourne


This event is free and general admission, but tickets are required for entry.

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Dr Jeanette Tamplin is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne and works as a music therapist at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. She has worked as a music therapist in neurorehabilitation for over 15 years.

Jeanette’s PhD research investigated the effects of singing on respiratory and voice function for people with quadriplegia. Her current research investigates the effect of singing on dysarthric speech. Jeanette is widely published including a co-authored book: ‘Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinician’s Manual’.