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Music Therapy

Music therapy session

We are very grateful to The Amy Winehouse Foundation for their generosity in supporting our Music Therapy and have proudly named our room in honour of Amy’s love of music and children.

Thank you also for generous funding support from the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, and BBC Children in Need.

Rhythm and music are tools for motivation, concentration and learning, and the skills that develop in music therapy often transfer to other areas of the child’s life.

In music therapy, children often develop their social communication skills, their physical skills, their cognition and understanding of the world. It is also a psychological therapy in which behavioural and emotional difficulties can be explored and worked with.

BBC Children in Need logo“We are extremely grateful to have been awarded funded music therapy sessions through the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Our son absolutely adores his therapist and we have watched him grow in confidence with his speech and singing. Watching him so happy and free to express himself through music therapy is an absolute joy.” Ruiri’s mum

Who is Music Therapy suitable for?

Child playing drum in music therapy

  • Babies and children aged from 0 to 18 years old with a primary movement disorder, due to conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, global development delay or other neurological disorders.
  • Children whose behaviour, confidence, and wellbeing are being impacted by emotional difficulties.

If you are uncertain if we can help you or your child, please do still get in touch. Sessions can be offered both face-to-face and online.

How can Music Therapy help my child?

Music therapy can be beneficial to children with a wide range of needs, conditions and difficulties. It can:

  • have a positive impact on children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
  • give children new opportunities to express themselves, which leads to increased confidence and self-esteem.

We invite the children to engage in shared musical play, using a combination of musical improvisation and structured songs. Wherever possible, children are encouraged to access and explore the instruments themselves.

The sessions are based on the individual responses, strengths and needs of each child. Over time we develop specific aims for each child and encourage them to reach their full potential and support them in overcoming difficulties. Music therapy also places great value in the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship in which children can develop trust and a sense of being valued and accepted.

Poster for Nurturing Notes Music Therapy Group for pre-term babiesHow much is Music Therapy?

See baseline fees here.

There is a fee of £45 for an initial assessment to access all CPotential services.

Please also see Nurturing Notes – free Music Therapy sessions for pre-term babies with additional needs.

How do I book Music Therapy?

Please complete our form below and we’ll be in touch soon to arrange an initial assessment.


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