Research shows singing can help people with respiratory disorders in a number of ways including exercising the major muscle groups in the upper body, improving the efficiency of the cardiovascular system and improving oxygen intake leading to increased alertness.

Inspire is a group at our North London centre for adults who suffer from respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Through group singing, vocal exercise and postural work, those attending the group often  see an improvement in their symptoms.

"Music will definitely play a part. To put it simply, music has opened a big window and a light has come on."

Noreen, Alifie and Louie’s mum

People with ASD struggle to make sense of the world and other people, often suffer anxiety and find it hard to build and maintain social relationships.

An estimated 700,000 people are currently living with ASD in the UK. The number of diagnoses has increased dramatically in recent years.

People with ASD may have a learning disability or other difficulties.

KatieRose Sanfilippo, a Research Assistant at Nordoff Robbins, explores what we heard about at this year’s event

From music therapy to neuroscience, a diverse array of fields is asking questions about music, its role and its importance. On Tuesday May 17th 2016 people with an eclectic range of backgrounds, including music therapists, music psychologists, arts and health specialists and musicians gathered during a full day Nordoff Robbins Plus conference at Nordoff Robbins London Centre.