Music therapy is the clinical use of music to restore or promote the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and/or over-all well-being of individuals within a wide variety of contexts. Music is used a tool within a therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. Music therapy is suited for both individual and group settings.

Music therapists must have a tertiary qualification and be certified by either the Health Professions Council of South Africa, or by the Certification Board of Music Therapists (United States).

Settings include hospitals, mental health, psychiatric hospitals,
rehabilitative facilities,hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers,
nursing homes, correctional facilities, schools, and private practice.



Leigh-Ann Burger completed her Masters in Music Therapy at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa , and is also a Board Certified Music Therapist with the Board Certification for Music Therapists (U.S.A). She is a member of the South African Association for Music Therapists (SAMTA) and the South African National Association for Arts Therapists (SANATA).

The Teddy Bear Clinic for Traumatized and Abused Children
(adolescent and child sex-offenders who are referred by the court for rehabilitation)

Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital
(bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, etc.)

The Little Eden Society
(cerebral palsy, down-syndrome, etc.)

Steve Biko Academic Hospital
(children diagnosed with cancer)

Louis Botha Children’s Home
(home for traumatized and abused children)

Baby Therapy Clinic
(babies diagnosed with various disabilities)

Unica School for Autism
(children diagnosed with Autism)

Johannesburg School for Autism
(children diagnosed with Autism)

Private Practice
(Dementia and Cerebral Palsy)

Invictus School for Special Needs
(children with various disabilities)


Music Therapy is covered by most Medical Schemes.

Individual sessions:
30min @ R280
45min @ R420
60min @ R580

Group sessions, 45-60min:
@ R150 per person per session for groups less than 6 members
@110 per person for groups more than 8 members

This is a cash practice: fees are settled month-end directly into the practice’s account. Clients are provided with the necessary documents to claim back from their medical schemes.  

Here is a list of the current schemes covering Music Therapy sessions. Please note that is the client’s responsibility to confirm whether their specific plan allows for Music Therapy sessions.


Fore more information or to book a session, kindly complete the following: