As Scotland’s only Music Therapy charity, we work with over 500 people who have a range of health challenges including autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, mental health problems, life limiting illnesses and dementia.
We pride ourselves for being Inspiring, Effective, Empowering & Innovative.
The charity was founded in 1996, operates only in Scotland and is a separate charity to Nordoff Robbins England & Wales although we work together. The name Nordoff Robbins comes from the founders of our music therapy approach – Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins – more here.
Our Music Therapists work in our clinics, schools, hospitals, day and residential centres, hospices and other settings in Scotland.We have four clinics – Broxburn, Cardonald Glasgow, Crosshill, Fife and Dundee. We also have a therapist working in Aberdeen.
Our school has worked with the therapist team for over five years now and they have always been very professional and efficient.
All music therapists employed by Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland are required to have successfully graduated from one of the accredited postgraduate training courses in the UK and maintain registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. (HCPC)
Our music therapists also maintain membership with the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and have Personal Indemnity Insurance for their clinical practice. In addition, they all hold Enhanced Disclosure or are members of the PVG scheme through the Central Registered Body in Scotland.
The European Music Therapy Conference, Vienna, 2016
Our therapist Grainne Foster presented to music therapists from around the world at this major conference in July. She says: It was a valuable opportunity to present the charity’s work and meet top music therapy researchers and clinicians and learn from their work. It truly was an inspiring experience that will inform my work for a long time to come, and I’m looking forward to sharing insights from the conference with the team.”
Learning Together: An Investigation into the potential of Interdisciplinary Education in Music Therapy training is the subject of the prize-winning poster produced by our therapist, Jenny Laahs. See it here