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Trish Watts

Voice Movement Therapy
West Ryde, NSW, Australia
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About me

Trish believes passionately that “Every life can SING!” She was pelted into life by the singing of the village church choir and instilled with a dream that singing was a way of life and a medicine for all.

A registered Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) Practitioner, Trish studied with the Norma Canner Foundation Training in the USA.

Her love of travel and different cultures led her to facilitate VMT workshops and courses in India, Cambodia and New Zealand. She has offered vocal programs with Afghani ... and Iranian women as a volunteer for STARTTS - Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors in Sydney.

She is a trained InterPlay ® facilitator - an improvisation-based community arts practice in USA - and co-founded InterPlay Australia more than 25 years ago. Her work is anchored in the bedrock of ‘play’.

Trish cofounded Willow (Music) Publishing and is a published songwriter and recording artist with more than 10 CD collections of original work.

Directing a cappella choirs is part of her lifeblood. Her choirs include Colla Voce - a vocal multi-cultural ensemble; the Sydney and Cambodian Threshold Choirs (singers who sing beside bedsides in palliative care and recovery); and the Music Arts School Community Choir of Phnom Penh. She also sang with the woman’s Crocus Quartet and Café of the Gate of Salvation Gospel Choir.

For the past 40 years, Trish has worked as a freelance artist, workshop and retreat facilitator, affording her the freedom of a creative path. She has a strong grounding in sacred, spirited communal song.

Her winding career has taken her around Australia and many destinations around the world, including Phnom Penh, where Trish lived from 2015 to 2017 and co-founded Cambodia Sings, a not-for-profit organisation to rekindle the love of singing for all Cambodians.
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Membership of professional associations

  • International Association for Voice Movement Therapy
  • InterPlay(R) Australia

Education and training

Diploma of Music Education, NSW Conservatorium of Music
Australia Private Singing & Piano Teacher, NSW Conservatorium of Music
Australia Registered Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner, Norma Canner Foundation, USA
InterPlay(R) Australia Leader & Trainer- InterPlay USA

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Trish Watts’s studio location

West Ryde, NSW 2114 Australia

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. ... This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you.

You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs.

Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together.
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This is a one time free session
15 min
Voice Movement Therapy

Voice Movement Therapy is an embodied expressive arts system based on the artistic & therapeutic qualities of the singing voice. It was developed ... by Paul Newham of the UK and draws on the pioneering work of singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn, actor Roy Hart and psychologist Carl Jung. It is for those who desire to sing, befriend fear, judgment and vulnerability often associated with being heard. VMT creates a safe space for the unspeakable, the silenced, the raw emotions that can accompany grief, depression and trauma. Read more

1 hr
140 AUD
In studio
Singing Workshops -Choirs

Singing releases the ‘feel good’ endorphins of joy, peace, & connection with others.
Singing workshops and choir rehearsals coming ... soon Read more

1 hr 30 min
25 AUD
In studio