Nordoff Robbins music therapist and beneficiary with piano and guitar

music therapy for partner organisations

We work in partnership with  over 200 diverse organisations across the UK to bring music therapy, to areas where there are no Nordoff Robbins centres close by. We work with schools, care homes, hospices, hospitals, mental health services, neuro-rehab centres and other organisations.


We provide a national network of music services through regional teams of Nordoff Robbins music therapists working across the UK.

Each of our therapists receives two years of professional training on our internationally renowned Master of Music Therapy programme, accredited by Goldsmiths University. They are also fully registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).

They are expertly trained to use music therapy to enhance the lives of those living with a broad range of conditions, from people with autism, dementia and mental health issues through to people who have had a brain injury and those who are living with a disability.

How does partnering with us work?

We tailor our service to the needs of each individual and the ethos of your organisation. To develop a service specific to you, we’ll arrange a visit before the project begins to discuss how music therapy could benefit the people who use your service and your organisation as a whole.

Then a Nordoff Robbins music therapist will join your team for an agreed period each week (usually one day minimum) with an agreed funding arrangement. Although Nordoff Robbins is a charity we are able to subsidise our services to make them as affordable as possible for partner organisations.

Our therapists are supported by regular management support, training and music therapy supervision from their Nordoff Robbins regional manager.

Our therapists work collaboratively with your staff to:


  • achieve your objectives
  • enhance the approach to music throughout your organisation
  • take part in musical events
  • facilitate a range of music groups
  • offer staff training workshops upon request


Our approach to music therapy uses a range of formats, allowing us to select what would be the most beneficial.


We offer:


  • individual sessions
  • small and large group sessions
  • sessions including staff, families and carers


We usually provide our services for at least one day per week and normally run for 12 months at a time. We also offer shorter pilot projects (lasting at least three months) for you to decide whether or not our services  are right for your needs.

Nordoff Robbins has amazing therapists whose skills and talents are so impressive. They fit in so well with the school and soon become part of the team. But what is equally impressive is their ability to get the most out of each student, helping them achieve their utmost potential.”

– Lorraine Warner – Headteacher, Park Lane School