About Nordoff Robbins

About Nordoff Robbins

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Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.

We support thousands of people through our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.

Music therapy is a specialist use of music that aims to facilitate physical and emotional wellbeing, and to promote the development and retention of key communication skills. A wide range of instruments can be used in music therapy, including the voice, and the music created is often improvised. Music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them.

In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing a terminal illness.

Our vision is a world where music therapy is available to all who need it. Through the delivery of high-quality music therapy services across the UK, our Masters-level music therapy training and our dedicated research to enrich, strengthen and demonstrate the effectiveness of our work,  our mission is to bring life-changing music therapy to as many people as possible.