‘Today’s music therapists – thriving or surviving?’

On 14 October Simon Procter, Nordoff Robbins’ Director of Music Services, joined a roundtable discussion exploring ‘the value’ of music therapy in the UK. The session was organised by the British Association of Music Therapists as part of their 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Within the context of sustainability, the lively discussion covered a range of current topics facing music therapists, including: Whether or not music therapists are paid enough, the ‘value’ of music therapy, skills of music therapists and whether or not there is sufficient scope for career progression.

Simon highlighted a number of recent developments at Nordoff Robbins including:

Simon said, “We are continuing to grow the availability of music therapy for those who need it, and as part of this we want our music therapists to have a career that is rewarding, satisfying and sustainable.

Our music therapists do work which is skilled, demanding and has great impact on people’s lives. We value them very highly!”

Panellists from the BAMT roundtable. Photo credit, Grace Watt, Development Director BAMT