An Introduction to the Nordoff Robbins approach to Music Therapy

Explore and learn about music therapy through the Nordoff Robbins person-centred approach

Course Details

An introduction to music therapy with Nordoff Robbins 

Are you a keen musician, music therapist or want to learn more about music therapy? Our free online course will give you an introduction to music therapy and Nordoff Robbins’ person-centred approach.   

Who is this course for: 

  • This course is for anyone interested in becoming a music therapist or learning more about the Nordoff Robbins approach 
  • You may already be a music therapist, or interested in becoming one 


The course: 

  • The course is online over the duration of six-weeks 
  • You can learn in your own time, there are no set seminars or lessons 
  • It’s free – you just need to sign up to FutureLearn 


How to sign up? 


What you’ll take from this?  

 On this free online course, you will explore music therapy through the Nordoff Robbins approach, gaining an understanding of how music therapy works and has developed. 

 Once completed, our aim is that you will be able to: 

  • Find out the key elements of how music therapy works and can help in a range of settings  
  • Understand the early work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins who pioneered ‘music as therapy’ 
  • Be able to explore the importance of music-making 
  • Start to develop and understand the skills of a music therapist 
  • explore therapeutic development through shared music therapy case studies. 


Register now!

The course is a six week course, with three hours weekly study time.

The course is completely online and you can sign up for free for eight weeks access.



Free access to the course for eight weeks.

Upgrades and subscriptions are available – please see the FutureLearn website for full details.