WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?
Music therapists work with people to build communication and social skills, supporting interaction and expression through musical improvisation. By encouraging singing or playing together with the therapist, children encouraged to practise core social and communicative skills like listening, waiting, turn-taking as well as learning to express their emotions freely in an enjoyable, creative and safe supported environment.
We believe that every person is musical; music therapists are trained to find the right way to engage with each person's individual musicality. Sessions can involve, singing, playing a range of percussion instruments, guitars, pianos, story-telling, talking or song-writing.
Watch the video below to see a child in a music therapy session.
WHO DO WE WORK WITH?
Our music therapy sessions are provided to children and young people attending nursery, school or college. We work with children with a range of difficulties and challenges since we believe that musical interaction can support all children's social, communicative and expressive skills. We are experienced in working with children who have:
Going to music therapy helped me talk to my friends and the teachers at school because I like telling them what I did.
My son expresses himself far better since he started music therapy. It's especially helpful when he's frustrated.
It keeps the stress off your head. You can get your anger out on the drums.
Music therapy gives children a voice. Children who otherwise get overlooked due to lack of confidence or struggles when talking.