Get Loud in Parliament

We celebrated the power of music in Parliament on Monday 11 September, as part of our national Get Loud campaign to help change lives through music. We were joined by Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Kate Green MP, and celebrated concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who spoke compellingly on Nordoff Robbins’ work and the impact of music therapy on our beneficiaries.

The reception saw MPs and individuals and organisations specialising in mental health, autism and dementia, as well as the music industry and education, come together to raise awareness of music therapy, discuss key policy, and celebrate positive impact music can have on people’s lives.

Nicholas McCarthy said: “I’m so proud to be an ambassador for Nordoff Robbins, it is both humbling and inspiring to see the wonderful work they do changing lives in such a personal and meaningful way. Music has given me so much in life and I know and have seen the power of music therapy breaking through, enriching and making such a difference!”

Julie Whelan, Chief Executive at Nordoff Robbins, added: “Every day Nordoff Robbins music therapists change the lives of vulnerable and isolated people across the UK, living with unimaginable challenges – including cancer, head trauma, dementia and autism. Get Loud enables us to reach more people in more places, so that we can help even more individuals, groups and families to benefit from our music therapy services.”

Get Loud, our national awareness day, took place on Wednesday 13 September, and included music sessions by leading artists and simultaneous performances in Caffe Neros across the UK.