Ms SHERRENE TEH


Sherrene graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia with a Master of Music Therapy. At present, she is the vice president of the Malaysia Music Therapy Association (MMTA) and a registered member with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She has also completed Move to Learn Certificate Training, which enables her to competently deliver the Move to Learn Program with individuals and groups.

During her time in Melbourne, Sherrene has worked with children, young people and adults diagnosed with a range of disorders and disabilities in the hospitals, community centers as well as public school. She witnessed the versatility of how music can be used as a medium and a means to work with her clients – using music to enhance family relationships, attachment and communication between parents and young children; using music to foster the awareness of the surrounding environment and being-present at the moment; using music for self-expression; using music to promote well being, resilience and connectedness.

Upon returning to Malaysia, Sherrene worked with children and adolescents with various disabilities and learning difficulties. She works with a family-centered approach, whereby parents are invited to be part of the music therapy experience, so that they can take back what they’ve observed and practice it with their children at home.

Additionally, she actively conducts workshops and seminars to share the use of music for the health and wellbeing of special needs people. She is passionate to advocate for music to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Sherrene enjoys an active lifestyle doing outdoor activities, such as scuba diving as well as jungle trekking. Recently, her childhood dream to learn a form of martial art came through when she discovered capoeira (Brazilian martial art). Going on road trips and discovering the wide varieties of food that Malaysia has to offer makes her proud to be a Malaysian.