Welcome to the Little Musical Caravan!

A music therapy service for children and young people based in Porirua

A fun, safe space for kids and young people to explore music and discover more about themselves

As trained and experienced music therapists we can use music to support growth in a range of areas, including:

  • Exploration of identity

  • Communication and language development

  • Social development

  • Sensory and emotional regulation

  • Emotional expression

We are a disability positive and neuro-affirming practice. Our person-led and strengths-based approach aims to help kids and young people reach their potential. Where possible, we work within children’s social contexts so that they are better understood and supported by their communities.

The Little Musical Caravan: Our Spaces

The Caravan: A mobile therapy space

Musicicking in the caravan

The Little Musical Caravan is a unique, compact and fun space packed with musical instruments, toys, books and other resources for your child to explore.

We travel to deliver quality music therapy services at host schools, pre-schools, and other community settings in the Porirua and greater Wellington region.

We offer inclusive sessions which can help children build positive relationships and increase their sense of belonging.

Mana Therapy Hub: Our base and music therapy room

Building entrance
Therapy Room

In 2023 we opened Mana Therapy Hub. This offers a large music therapy space and has become the Hub from which we operate. From here we run a pre-school sessions, we offer support for homeschooled children and other families we can’t currently visit in the caravan for logistical reasons, as well as music therapy services for adolescents and young adults.

We also partner with other community organisations to provide music therapy services for their communities.

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The Little Musical Caravan: Our Services

The Little Musical Caravan offers individual sessions for pre-school and primary school-aged children in the Little Musical Caravan at our host schools, as well as individual sessions for all ages at Mana Therapy Hub.We offer supervision services for music therapists and other allied health professionals, as well as services for schools.

One-on-one tailored music therapy

Individual Sessions

One-on-one tailored music therapy
For allied health professionals


For allied health professionals
PD, consultancy and group work


PD, consultancy and group work

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Interested in finding out more about how the Little Musical Caravan can help you or your child?

Get in touch to arrange a free, no obligation consultation

Feedback from clients and their parents

"She makes music fun"

This is what I thought about working with Emily… It wasn’t just do the A chord on the first fret. She makes music fun. You can play any instrument you want.

"So proud of my girl"

It seems music crosses any language (and understanding) barrier, which for our children lets them at that time be as equal as so-called normal children. Though what is normal, and who decides? I am so proud of my girl and how far she has come.

"We are very pleased we found Emily!"

Our son… has been working with Emily since the beginning of last year. It really helped him to settle into his new school and make friends. His peers are very keen to join [our son] in his weekly music therapy. I hear them say now “I didn’t know he could talk so much” as [our son] can be very quiet at school.

We are very pleased we found Emily, it made a huge difference to [our son] and to us!

Thanks Emily!