Our mission is to meet the unique needs of each individual, utilising creative and collaborative approaches.
Our passion is facilitating accessible music-making through the innovative use of music technology.
Our core values are Empowerment, Inclusion and Accessibility.
Registered Music Therapist (MmusThy.)
Carlin McLellan is a Registered Music Therapist and director of Play Anything. Carlin is passionate about facilitating fun and accessible music-making for individuals from diverse backgrounds, of all ages and abilities.
Carlin has over seven years experience as a disability support worker and has been performing, composing and recording music for over ten years. Carlin holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from Newcastle University.
In 2017 Carlin completed a Masters of Creative Music Therapy at Western Sydney University, graduating with distinction.
With a breadth of experience in the disability sector Carlin has worked for Relationships Australia, Allambi and Disability Services Australia. He has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, with a sensitivity to the unique experiences and needs of each individual.
During his time at Disability Services Australia, Carlin established JamSpace, a music and mentoring program for young adults with an intellectual disability. Carlin facilitated regular weekly sessions focusing on singing, songwriting and self-expression. Participants attending JamSpace and their support staff noted significant improvements in emotional regulation and self-esteem.
Carlin is an experienced piano and guitar teacher, completing Grade 8 (honours) AMEB piano in 2007. Carlin composes ambient and electronic music. In 2015 he received an Independent Artist Grant from Marrickville Council to fund his band's EP release. In the same year he completed a Brand X Residency. In June 2017 Carlin was selected for a one month multi-disciplinary artist residency in Haukijarvi, Finland.
Carlin has presented at national and international conferences about the use of music technology in music therapy. He regularly runs workshops on songwriting and electronic music production and continues to release new music.