When I started at Nordoff Robbins in January 2015 I had no idea what an amazing charity I was joining.

The charity has a long history, delivering music therapy for more than 40 years to so many vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Two and a half years into my journey here we are reflecting on the developments here at Nordoff Robbins and planning for the next few years ahead.

Last night we officially opened the doors to our north London home – the largest purpose-built music therapy training and delivery centre in the world

The Arsenal Foundation is very kindly supporting our work with children, young people and their families, who deal with some huge challenges in life – and for whom music therapy is a life-changing experience. The foundation has funded ‘The Arsenal Foundation Music Therapy Room’ as part of our London Centre refurbishment.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech visited us and had an advanced preview of the facility earlier this May. He even had the chance to play the drums in the centre to appreciate the acoustics inside the newly-refurbished room.  

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


Train to be a music therapist

The Master of Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins): Music, Health, Society is an internationally renowned Masters level programme, validated by Goldsmiths, University of London. 

We’ve just published our Annual Review, showing the great work we did in 2016.

Last year we delivered 26,500 music therapy sessions to 6,985 individuals – reaching more people in more places than ever before.

Our mission is to deliver life-changing music to as many people as possible. Of the service users we spoke to, 92% said music therapy helped them with their communication, while 88% agreed that it enhanced their quality of life and well-being.  

We're running two introductions to the Nordoff Robbins approach - one in London and one in Manchester. These courses are open to anyone interested in music therapy, catering equally for those with no previous knowledge and those with experience in related fields. 

SIX week evening course in Manchester

How Music Can Help – an extended introduction to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Heroes Needed

We're after some volunteers for the fantastic Rock & Bowl Music Festival - could you be one of them?

It's taking place in Market Drayton on Saturday, 27 May at 7pm. Nordoff Robbins is the festival's chosen charity that night, which will help raise valuable funds, as well as raise awareness within the community.