IMTC handles various music therapy programmes suited for different needs and circumstances. As an officially recognized social enterprise, much of IMTC’s work is done for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) with social benefit considerations at heart. We also have programmes tailored for individuals or private companies.


All IMTC music therapy sessions follow a set general process, but is always heavily tailored to suit the recipient’s needs and goals. The steps are:

  • I. Assessment:

    Gain an understanding of the participant’s cognitive skills, mental/emotional health, physical functioning, communication skills, social skills and existing musical strengths (the core of music therapy) .

  • II. Goals/Objectives:

    Set based on the assessment results.

  • III. Planning and Implementation:

    Customized programme to address goals and objectives in line with the participant’s situation.

  • IV. Evaluation:

    Results are evaluated in line with assessed categories (and the additional category of musicality for reference).

Our services can be categorized as below.

Private Individual Sessions

Individual and Family Music Therapy Service

IMTC music therapists will often work with and treat individuals in private sessions – also in line with the core process. Participant and caregiver’s needs will be taken into consideration when developing suitable therapeutic interventions. At the end of each session, our music therapists will train the parent or care giver on how to implement relevant activities at home on a regular basis.

Online Music Therapy Service

IMTC music therapists offer online music therapy services to individuals who may not be able to travel outside their places of residence. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this type of delivery ensures that therapy continues despite of reduced incentive to meet face-to-face due to higher health risk. As with face-to-face therapy, participant and caregiver’s needs will be taken into consideration when developing suitable therapeutic interventions. At the end of each session, our music therapists will train the parent or care giver on how to implement relevant activities at home on a regular basis. This mode of delivery will require an assessment and discussion between therapists and caregiver prior to the start of service to determine its suitability.

Live Group Sessions

IMTC Services

IMTC offers tailored music therapy sessions directly for groups of patients. Our services are held with the support of different NGOs.  IMTC arranges registered music therapists and sessions can be held at various locations in Hong Kong.

Collaborations with NGO

Various organizations will engage IMTC to manage programmes and sessions in line with the organization’s unique mission. We mainly assist NGOs including charities, social work groups, and churches.


Music therapy provides a safe and relaxed environment for Special Educational Needs (SEN) students to explore/relieve emotions; gain deeper self-understanding and acceptance; improve EQ; and increase self-confidence. Growth in these areas helps students adjust and engage better in school.


We cooperate with medical practitioners and health professionals to work with a variety of Hong Kong’s leading hospitals. Registered music therapists regularly provide services to patients of all ages in hospitals in Australia, the US, UK, and a few other countries. These can include pre-term infants, patients with cancer, traumatic brain injury, burns, in long-term hospital care, and so on.


IMTC has pioneered a music therapy-based team building programme with a clinical psychologist – the first of its kind in Asia. It provides physical and psychological support through meaningful activities (up to 100 persons) to enhance working capacities, teamwork, and reduce stress.

Workshops and Training

We provide workshops for those who wish to learn more about music therapy and its benefits, participants include students, therapists, health professionals or social workers. Through experiential activities and case sharing, participants will gain insight into the background, methods, and application of music therapy across different professional settings.

We Served

Case Sharing

Sum Yee was a hospitalized child with Jaundice disease.

When Sum Yee’s family was notified about her condition, they immediately admitted her to the hospital for treatment and surgery. Unfortunately, since Sum Yee and her family were not locals, Sum Yee’s mother was not able to stay at the hospital to care for and attend to her needs. This situation caused both Sum Yee and her mother great distress and emotional disturbance. The pain from Sum Yee’s surgery added further pressure to her emotional health, to the point that she was crying every day.

Eventually, Sum Yee was introduced to music therapy services. The therapy goals were to assist Sum Yee in her recovery process, reduce physical pain, help facilitate emotional relief (for both Sum Yee and her mother), and create opportunities for family bonding. More importantly, the goal was to help Sum Yee adjust to the hospital environment, increase her comfort levels, and holistically nurture her development.

The treatment proceeded smoothly. Sum Yee’s mother held her during sessions and they engaged in playing instruments and singing together. This stimulated a musical response in Sum Yee and facilitated a motivation to learn. Within a few sessions, there were visible improvements in Sum Yee’s mood and emotions. Sum Yee’s mother commented on how she has never seen Sum Yee so calm and content. Music is a natural pain reliever. Engaging with music helped Sum Yee temporarily forget her pain, and created lasting memories with her mother while assisting her path to recovery.

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