We are Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity

As the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, we use music to enrich the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses, disabilities and feelings of isolation.

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Music at home during the Coronavirus outbreak

Music brings us closer together. It can be made and enjoyed by anyone, and at times like this, the connectivity that music brings is more important than ever. Whether it’s listening, creating or performing, the shared experience of music really can bring us together in the face of uncertainty.
Our Singalongs, On Stage at Home, Musical Adventures and Online Choir are all available to help support through the Coronavirus outbreak.

O2 Silver Clef Awards 2020 Cancelled

For the first time in its 45-year history, the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards is not going ahead because of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

As our largest annual fundraising event, it is usually one of the highlights of the music industry calendar and raises vital funds to support vulnerable and isolated people through music therapy. Last year the event raised over £1million so its loss is a big blow to our charity.

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is impacting our services – Please read

We’re working hard to continue to support people through music despite the pandemic and lockdown

Witness the power of music...

At Nordoff Robbins, our expert music therapists help children with autism to speak for the first time, people with dementia reconnect with family members and those living with mental health problems moments of genuine calm and peace.

See our music therapy stories

“The music therapy sessions were absolutely invaluable; better than any drug or treatment in soothing and bringing happiness to a very poorly child fighting cancer. You simply can’t put a price on this. Seeing Charlie happy made everyone in the room happy.”

– Charlie’s Mum

Help Children like Charlie

and many others whose lives are limited by illness, isolation or disability.


Our Impact

We work hard to bring the benefits of music therapy to as many people as possible. Here’s what we achieved in 2018:

200+ partner organisations
  • Mainstream & SEN Schools
  • Care Homes
  • NHS Hospitals
  • Mental Health Services
  • Neuro-Rehab Centres
  • Hospices
10,269 vulnerable people reached 37,260 music therapy sessions held
15 UK locations for free therapy sessions
92% of people who had music therapy with us said it improved their quality of life
95% of people who had music therapy with us said it improved their communication skills
7,535 more sessions than in 2017
72% of our total workforce are from our music services team - demonstrating our commitment to resourcing our frontline services