Musicare practices a holistic music therapeutic approach which uses the building blocks of music, such as rhythm, frequency and sound, and combining them to create a unique method in delivering aid for a range of developmental challenges and needs. The ear is a key enabler of this approach and is crucial for every individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional development. It is one of the major key players in brain stimulation and development.
Consultant (niveau 3)
Juanita started her career as a music educator while completing her BMus Degree. She focused on the therapeutic values that music has on brain and body development. As part of her 14-year career Juanita became very involved with schools using music as a tool to help learners with various learning and emotional challenges. As such, she channeled her effort toward learners that have Auditory Processing challenges and Hearing impairment, using music, movement and rhythm to stimulate auditory and language processing. Juanita’s journey to apply music as a developmental and therapeutic tool brought her in contact with Tomatis® and Interactive Metronome®. Juanita also majored in Ethnomusicology (African music and drum studies) which provided more insight to music’s therapeutic qualities and the effect of rhythm on the body. Currently she is completing her M.Ed. At Musicare she uses Tomatis®, Interactive Metronome® and the African drums in an integrated approach. Musicare has since grown to accommodate various age groups.