Nordoff Robbins music therapist and beneficiary with guitar and piano

Learn how music therapy could enrich your life

Our mission is to provide music therapy to anyone whose quality of life could be improved by it.


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

Music therapy services have been suspended as we prioritise the health and wellbeing of those we support.

Access local music therapy

We provide a range of services across the UK. Use the drop down menu below to find the service closest to you.

Can’t find a service near you? Contact us on 020 7267 4496 to speak to us about how to access our music therapy in your area.

What to expect from music therapy

Every music therapy session at Nordoff Robbins is unique because every person is unique.

Each therapist completes a two-year Masters degree accredited by Goldsmiths University, to ensure they are expertly skilled to work with anyone, regardless of age or condition.

They understand that music evokes different reactions and responses in people. They are expertly trained to tune into each movement, reaction and expression to discover how music can connect with each individual they work with.

We provide a range of different sessions for children and adults from one-to-one music therapy to specialised music lessons and shared sessions for groups of different sizes and formats. We accept referrals and self referrals from people with a wide range of needs and abilities.

We offer a range of services, depending on location, including one-to-one sessions, small group sessions and social music therapy groups. All groups may include improvised music making, singing or playing instruments and all offer a social music-making experience. No previous musical experience is needed.

Man with dementia playing the drum

But when music therapy came into Eddie’s life, his world lit up again. In the music, Eddie found himself again and the drummer in Eddie shone through. To Nordoff Robbins, we are so grateful, because in these moments of music, Eddie was transformed and I would get my husband back.  

– Eddie’s wife

Refer someone for music therapy

Our mission is to provide music therapy to anyone whose quality of life could be improved by it.

If you think that you, a family member or someone you care for could benefit from music therapy, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak we are currently unable to take referrals for music therapy. Once we’re back up and running you will be able to access the referral form here

What happens after you refer someone?

We start by reviewing your referral and will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your particular needs and to establish whether music therapy is the right option for you or the person you have referred. In most cases you will be asked to commit to a period of weekly sessions, usually for a period of twelve weeks, which may be one-to-one or as part of a group.

Unfortunately, there is often more demand for our services than we can meet. So sometimes there can be a waiting list for our music therapy. Once a decision is made to go ahead we will let you know how long you are likely to be waiting, and once you’re on our waiting list we’ll keep in touch.

We accept referrals and self-referrals from people of all ages and with a wide range of needs and abilities

Refer someone HERE