Nordoff Robbins music therapist and beneficiary with guitar and piano

Discover how music therapy could enrich your life

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

 

Access free music therapy near you

Our centres, in regions across the UK, offer a range of free music therapy services. Click to find the centre closest to you.

Can’t find a centre 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 of all ages in our centres and units – from one-to-one music therapy to specialised music lessons and shared sessions for groups of different sizes and formats. These sessions are free and we accept referrals and self referrals from people of all ages, with a wide range of needs and abilities.

Our centres 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. That’s why we offer our services completely free of charge at all our centres across the UK.

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.

To refer someone, complete our online referral form or download it and return it to us via email to musicservicesadmin@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

If you can’t access our referral form or need help filling it in, call our admin team on 020 7267 4496. They’ll schedule a phone appointment for someone to call and help you.

Refer someone 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.

There is a waiting list for music therapy at our centres so 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