Why choose Music therapy?
Music is a means of non-verbal communication and self-expression. Children are naturally expressive through art forms and through play, making music easily accessible and a non-threatening form of therapy.
Music therapy is a recognised health profession in the UK and in many countries worldwide. All UK therapists are highly trained at a master’s level and are certified with the Health and Care Professions Council.
What happens in a Music therapy session?
- Spontaneous music-making supported by the therapist
- Child-centred play
- Using easily accessible instruments
- Musical games
- Sharing, turn-taking
- Hello and Goodbye songs
↓ see below for video examples of music therapy ↓
What if I don’t know anything about music?
The therapist is a trained musician and will use music to facilitate communication, play and exploration. Music uses the same techniques that we use every day for building relationships – listening, turn-taking, sharing, using eye contact – and it’s also used for self-expression.
Anyone can engage in music-making, regardless of ability or disability.
Music therapy examples
Music therapy for a young boy
Working with a girl with autism
Videos from British Association for Music Therapy
Why hire a music therapist?
Read more about the benefits of music therapy – and other forms of arts therapy – from the Health & Care Professions Council which regulates our profession