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Vicky Abad

Founder and Managing Director

Vicky Abad Profile

Boppin’ Babies is the brainchild of Vicky Abad.

Vicky founded Boppin’ Babies in 2007 when her daughter was just four months old so that she could attend music with her father. So she created music groups where children are immersed in a beautiful, high quality, live musical environment that are tailored to their development needs.

Vicky is a Registered Music Therapist with extensive national and international clinical experience in paediatric and early intervention music therapy and music early learning.

She is a researcher at the University of Queensland where she researches music early learning and the impact of this on family well-being.

She has achieved international recognition for her clinical work and research in the area of music therapy parent-child intervention and the impact of music early learning on family health and well-being.

The latest research findings that she and her colleagues reported (Dr Kate Williams, Professor Barrett, Professor Welch, and Dr Broughton) showed that early shared music in the home led to significant improvements in vocabulary, numeracy, social and emotional skills.

Vicky holds a an Undergraduate Degree in Music, Post Graduate Degree in Music Therapy, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Research and is a PhD candidate, participating in a national study on the use of music in Australian families.

She has been the Program Director of the Master in Music Therapy Course at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and the Director M.A. of Music Therapy at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Music Centre in the Republic of Ireland. Her other roles include Senior Music Therapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, and the Founding Director of the internationally renowned music therapy early intervention program Sing & Grow.

Vicky has published widely and has presented and keynoted in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Norway, Austria and the United Kingdom. Her book The Economic of Therapy which she edited with colleague Dan Thomas was published in April 2017.

Vicky is currently completing her PhD on the use of music in Australian families and is the President-Elect of the Australian Music Therapy Association.

Vicky feels extremely blessed to be a mother, and is happy to share her ideas on using music in parenting and in the home based on personal as well as professional and research experience.

Other Team Members

Kate Fletcher

Kate Fletcher

Manager of Clinical Services and Registered Music Therapist

About Kate
Chare Walton

Charé Walton

Group Leader and Registered Music Therapist

About Charé
Penny Jarman

Penny Jarman

Group Leader and Customer Care Superstar

About Penny
Serena Eakin

Serena Eakin

Group Leader

About Serena
Joy LIm

Joy Lim

Group Leader, Music Teacher and Registered Music Therapist

About Joy
Sarah Curtain

Sarah Curtain

Group Leader,Music Teacher and Registered Music Therapist

About Sarah
Chloe Joy Hoe

Chloe-Joy Hoe

Music Teacher

About Chloe
Ivana Berberic

Ivana Berberic

Group Leader, Music Teacher and Registered Music Therapist

About Ivana
Erin Skinner

Erin Skinner

Music Teacher

About Erin
Shae Bishop

Shae Bishop

Early Childhood Consultant

About Shae
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I have seen first hand just what a positive effect it has had on my own son (who has Down syndrome) and the children of our closest friends. The familiar layout of lessons, options available and songs sung have all helped my son to develop in so many aspects. Cassandra
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