MT training in SA

M.Mus in Music Therapy – Training in Music Therapy

The Department of Music launched its M.Mus (Music Therapy) programme in February 1999. This is the first music therapy training course in South Africa to be approved by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (the former SA Medical and Dental Council).

Applicants are selected every two years for this intensive, two-year training, which includes 1,000 hours of supervised clinical internship at various placement sites in and around Pretoria. The Masters training takes a minimum of two years.

The Music Therapy Training Programme was co-founded by Prof. Mercedes Pavlicevic and Mrs Kobie Swart (nee Temmingh). Prof Pavlicevic is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre in London. Apart from her continued involvement in the Music Therapy Training Programme, she is also Co-Director of Research at the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre. Mrs Kobie Swart is a graduate of Potchefstroom University and the Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA, and continues her involvement as lecturer in the Music Therapy Training programme. Dr Carol Lotter, a graduate of UNISA and the University of Pretoria co-ordinates the Music Therapy training programme. Other tutors on the programme include, Adri van Heerden, Andeline dos Santos, Jannien van Aardt, Karen de Kock and Hanni Beyers.

For further information or enquiries, please visit

Training in Music Therapy – University of Pretoria or contact:

Mrs Carol Lotter

Tel: 012 420 5372/4
Fax: 012 420 4517
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