MusicWorks is a Non-Profit Organisation that uses the power of music to unlock potential in the lives of children and their communities. We offer Music Interventions for children and young people, partnering with communities in Cape Town’s marginalised neighbourhoods.
Music is a social resource, with the profound ability to strengthen and heal individuals, as well as communities. Through instrumental improvisation, singing, musical storytelling, songwriting or movement to music, we create safe spaces for engagement, creativity, care, and healing.
Music Therapy is an emerging field in South Africa, regulated by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). MusicWorks Interventions are grounded in Music Therapy theory and principles, and offer a vital service – as a means of strengthening children subject to trauma and neglect; supporting their social, cognitive, and emotional development; and ultimately impacting the psychosocial fabric of their larger communities.
Through music, care and partnership, we hope to encourage hope.