Nordoff Robbins to deliver music therapy in space

In January 2018 Nordoff Robbins will be going galactic.

Three of our music therapists will be bidding farewell to earth to spend six months delivering music therapy at the International Space Station.

Each day, the therapists will transmit a music therapy session in the hope of reaching out to new life across the galaxy. All three have begun intensive training with their chosen instruments which include piano accordion, violin and acoustic guitar.

Alison is one of the therapists selected for this exciting mission. She says:

“I can’t say that I’m not nervous but I’m just so excited to be able to combine my two passions; music and space. I’m hoping that our sessions will reach out to new life forms who share my love of a great tune.”

This expedition has been generously funded by James Orwell King and we would like to say a huge thank you to him and the J. O. King foundation for this incredible opportunity.

Keep up to date with our musical astronauts in the making by following the #MTinSpace.

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for music kind.


Whilst music may be one of the greatest forms of communication on earth, NASA have not yet approached us to use our musical powers to communicate with outer space!

Happy April Fool’s Day!