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More about Bec Watt

Bec gained her Masters of Music Therapy through the University of Melbourne in 2016. She currently works for Arts in Health at FMC.

With over 20 years' experience as an RN and jazz performer, she also brings education from a Masters in Music Therapy, Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing and a Diploma of Jazz (Voice) to her practice.

Bec provides music therapy services in the areas of neonatal, paediatrics, children with autism and people with dementia.

During her clinical training, Bec worked on neonatal and paediatric wards at large public hospitals in Adelaide and Melbourne. She also worked at a special school for children with profound and multiple disabilities, and a mental health ward for adults.

Bec has over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, working mainly in adult intensive care and nursing education and holds a Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Intensive Care).

She sings and plays ukulele and guitar in jazz and popular cover bands in Adelaide and has an extensive catalogue from more than 15 years of performances. More about Bec's performances can be found here:

In the media

This article appeared in The Advertiser and The Messenger in the week of April 3, 2017.

Music Therapy professional activity

2020 (ongoing) PhD candidate at Flinders University

2017 Neurologic Music Therapist accreditation

2016 - 2020 Chairperson of the Australian Music Therapy Association SA Branch Committee.

September 2016: Bec was selected to present at the 41st National Australian Music Therapy Conference on the topic, “What are the long-term impacts of an artist-led songwriting and music video and production workshop on individuals, school and community?”


Baker, F.A., Jeanneret, N., & Watt, B. (2017). Long-term impacts of artist-led songwriting workshops with individuals in regional Australia: A pilot study. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8(1), 75-88.

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