Short courses in music therapy or musical improvisation

Whether you’re looking to learn more about music therapy or the Nordoff Robbins approach, our Short Courses are a great place to start

Upcoming Courses

Throughout the year we run a range of short courses across the country, with differing course lengths.

Below are details of our introductory courses and musical improvisation courses for all who are interested, and our summer school for those already trained as music therapists.

Online platforms make learning so much more accessible. Which is why we are excited to announce we have partnered with FutureLearn, an online learning platform. By partnering with FutureLearn, we are able to bring you two courses, accessible from anywhere in the world, for free. 

FutureLearn online courses

Online courses with FutureLearn

Online platforms make learning so much more accessible. Which is why we’ve partnered with FutureLearn, an online learning platform. 

By partnering with FutureLearn, we are able to bring you two courses, accessible from anywhere in the world, for free. 

Summer School for Music Therapists

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.

This year’s Nordoff Robbins Summer School for Music Therapists will be held online on 18th-21st July 2022.

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.

All places on our Brief Introduction courses are currently full, but check back in because we post new courses all the time!

An Extended Introduction to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

This six week evening course is run by experienced Nordoff Robbins music therapists. It includes 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.

Musical Improvisation

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.

We don’t currently have any Musical Improvisation courses scheduled – but check back soon as we’ll be announcing our next run of courses.

Upcoming MMT Open Evenings

Our MMT Open Evenings are a great opportunity to learn more about the MMT programme

Want to take things further?

Check out our Master of Music Therapy Programme, validated by Goldsmiths, University of London, where you can train to become a qualified music therapist, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.