Short Courses

Nordoff Robbins Short Course

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Short Courses

Throughout the year we run a number of short courses open to those who want to learn more about us. Some are open to everyone interested in music therapy regardless of experience, while others are specifically for trained music therapists who want to learn more about the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy. For more information, or if you've any questions, please email the Education team


What is music therapy? A brief introduction to the Nordoff Robbins approach

This single session introduction to the ideas and practice of Nordoff Robbins music therapy will be presented by experienced music therapists. It will include information, examples of music therapy in action and practical activities. The course is open to anyone interested in music therapy, no previous experience is necessary.

Cost: £45 (concession for full time students and unwaged £25)
To book a place or for further enquiries please contact


Date: Monday 17 September 2018, 6.00 - 8.30pm
Location: Nordoff Robbins Andrew Lloyd Webber Unit, The Crescent, Croydon. CRO2HN


Date: Friday 28 September 2018, 6.30 - 9.00pm
Location: St. Matthew’s Hall, Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ



How Music Can Help – an extended introduction to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy - SIX week evening course

The course will be run by experienced Nordoff Robbins music therapists. It will include information about music therapy and the Nordoff Robbins approach, examples of music therapy in action, and practical music making. The course is open to anyone interested in music therapy, catering equally for people with no previous knowledge and for those with experience in related fields.

Cost: £165 (concession for full time students and unwaged £90)
For further enquiries and to book a place please contact


Dates: 6.30 – 8.30pm Thursday evenings, 4 Oct - 15 Nov 2018 (not 25 Oct, half term week)
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ



Nordoff Robbins Summer School 2018

Four full days of workshops and seminars for professional music therapists who wish to become familiar with the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy and integrate this into their work.

The Summer School will include:

  • Practical workshops in musical techniques and awareness 
  • Sharing and discussion of participants’ own music therapy work (for which participants will need to bring recent recordings of their work)
  • Seminars discussing current developments in Nordoff Robbins music therapy and principles underlying the approach 
  • Input on monitoring and evaluation techniques

Dates: Mon 23 July - Thurs 26 July 2018
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ
Cost: £300

For more details about the course and how to book, please see our Summer School leaflet and application form



Master of Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) Music, Health Society - Open Evening - Manchester

The open evening aims to:

  • Introduce you to the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy
  • Show how this training programme uniquely equips its students for the contemporary workplace
  • Explain the structure of the training programme


Wednesday 2 May: 18.30 – 20.00
Wednesday 27 June: 18.30 – 20.00
Wednesday 10 October: 18.30 – 20.00

Location: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Cost: Free to attend

To book a place please email us with your contact details (full name, contact number, email address) at

Want to take things further?

If you've already done a short course and want to train to become a music therapist, check out our Master's programme.