Nordoff Robbins music therapy training launches in Newcastle

We’re really excited to be bringing our internationally-renowned music therapy training programme to Newcastle, with our first ten students starting this September.

Our internationally-renowned music therapy masters programme will be delivered at the Matron’s Lodge, Jesmond in Newcastle where we currently run music therapy sessions three days a week, serving the local community.

The Newcastle centre is funded by the Graham Wylie Foundation, and was opened by singer/songwriter Sting in March 2018.   

Ten students are starting a two-year Masters In Music degree, joining similar cohorts undertaking our training in Manchester, based at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), and London at our centre in Kentish Town. 

At Nordoff Robbins we’ve been training music therapists since 1974, giving them the latest skills, training and thinking to use the power of music threapeutically to help others.

Our degree is validated by Goldsmiths, University of London, and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  Applications are now open for the 2020 programme, which will be delivered at our London base.    

As the UK’s largest single employer of music therapists after the NHS, we are committed to employing the people we’ve trainedWith the newly added base, we hope to increase our reach in the north of the UK and support more people than ever before. 

Alison Hornblower, Head of Training at Nordoff  Robbins, said:  

“We are thrilled to be opening our third training base here in Newcastle which will help us develop more music therapists in more places so that we can continue to meet the need for our services right across the North East and beyond, enriching more lives through music. 

“We owe a continued debt of gratitude to the Graham Wylie Foundation for making our music therapy centre in Newcastle possible, and now, helping us train the music therapists of the future.”   

Good luck to all students starting today.