Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff Robbins - Credit - Hannah Beatrice

Who we are

Nordoff Robbins is a national music therapy charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. 

  • We use music therapy and other music services to help a range of people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and life-threatening or terminal illnesses, such as cancer. All of the people we help have one uniting factor - music dramatically improves their quality of life.
  • We provide professional Masters training for music therapists, along with various short courses and workshops which are open to everyone interested in learning more about music and well-being.
  • Our Research work is building the evidence for music therapy and helps us inform and train the practitioners of the future.

We are part of an international network of Nordoff Robbins organisations all drawing inspiration from the innovative work of our founders Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins.

No other organisation uses music to reach so many people, in so many contexts, with such consistently high levels of expertise. The power of music affects us all – through Nordoff Robbins it can transform lives.

Find out more about what we do...

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We're here to help

General enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 4496

Tel: +44 (0)20 7428 9908

Alternatively visit our contact page to find the right person to get in touch with.


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Case Stories

Case Stories - Credit - Nordoff Robbins

Find out about some of those who have been helped by Nordoff Robbins. Read more »

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Make a direct referral for yourself or someone else at one of our centres »

Organisations can arrange sessions on their own premises; we work with schools, hospitals, care homes and many other organisations. Find out more and see some examples of our projects.