Short Courses

Nordoff Robbins Short Course

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Short Courses

Throughout the year we run a number of short courses for those who want to learn more about music therapy and the Nordoff Robbins approach. See details below of our introductory courses and musical improvisation courses for all who are interested, and our summer school for music therapists. We run courses throughout Great Britain, including Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Croydon and London. 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 education@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

LONDON

Date: 10.00am - 12.30pm, Saturday 23rd March 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

newcastle

Date: 6.00 - 8.30pm, Thursday 2nd May 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins Newcastle Centre, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond NE2 3AE

aylesford, Kent

Date: 6.00 - 8.30pm, Monday 24th June 2019
Location: Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent  ME20 6AH

 

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

This six week evening 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 education@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Manchester

Dates: 6.00 - 8.00pm Tuesday evenings, 30th April - 21st May and 4th - 11th June 2019  (NB. not 28th May)
Location: St.Matthew’s Community Hall, Chapel Ln, Stretford, Manchester M32 9AJ

london

Dates: 6.30 - 8.30pm Thursday evenings, 3rd - 17th October and 28th October - 14th November 2019  (NB. not 24th October)
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

 

MUSICAL IMPROVISATION - FOUR WEEK EVENING COURSE

A four week evening course exploring musical improvisation and the fundamentals of music and interaction. The course is active and practical – we will be making music together most of the time! We aim to develop your awareness, freedom and technique in musical improvisation. The course is suitable for people with all levels and types of musical experience, from experienced musicians to those with little or no previous experience. 

Cost: £120 (concession for full time students and unwaged £70)
For further enquiries and to book a place please contact education@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Newcastle

Dates: 6.00pm – 8.00pm Thursday evenings, 14th March - 4th April 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins Newcastle Centre, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond NE2 3AE

leeds

Dates: 6.00pm – 8.00pm Thursday evenings, 2nd - 23rd May 2019
Location: Leeds University School of Music, Cavendish Road, Leeds LS2 9JT

london

Dates: 6.00pm – 8.00pm Thursday evenings, 5th - 26th September 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

 

introduction to nordoff-robbins music therapy - two day summer course

This two day summer course will provide students with an introduction to music therapy. Over the two days the use of music therapy will be explored with theory and discussion. Students will also learn from audio and video case studies, as well as taking part in experiential improvisation and practical elements. Students will finish this course with a greater understanding of music therapy, and an understanding of how music can impact on a range of client groups and change people’s lives for the better.

Cost: £225 
Click here for more information and to book a place 

glasgow

Dates: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2019
Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB

 

Nordoff robbins international four day summer school, London

The Nordoff Robbins Summer School is for professional music therapists who wish to engage with key aspects of the Nordoff Robbins approach to music therapy and incorporate these into their music therapy work. The School includes workshops focussing on musical techniques and awareness, seminars and opportunities to share your own work. There is a strong emphasis on practical music making, and it is an international event, welcoming music therapists from around the world.  

Cost: £300 

For an application form with further information, or for any enquiries, please contact education@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Dates: Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th July 2019
Location: Nordoff Robbins London Centre, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ

 

 

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.