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For the fourth consecutive year, we are pleased to partner with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow to offer training courses in Music Therapy in July as part of their Summer School Programme 2017.

We will run a two-day course Introduction to Music Therapy 4-5 July

Plus two half day workshops:
Making Music with Pre-school Children, 3 July 10am-1pm

Using Music in Dementia Care, 3 July 2pm-5pm.

The workshops are  suitable for health and social care professionals and those working in education.  They would also be of interest to those people who are considering music therapy for a family member or client.  If you are thinking about undertaking training to become a music therapist, they can offer a useful insight into the work of a music therapist. Please follow the links above to book through the RCS website.

Want to be a Music Therapist?

All professional music therapists in the UK are qualified at a postgraduate level.  Please find details and links below to courses in the UK recognised by the British Association of Music Therapy. Each course requires a high level of musicianship: students are normally accepted only if they have had a three year musical training leading to a diploma or a degree from a college of music or from a university.

Students who hold qualifications in subjects other than music, e.g. education or psychology, may be accepted if they have achieved a high standard of musical performance. Assessment of personality and suitability for the work also forms part of an interview.

Here are the current courses offering training at Masters level in the UK:

MSc in Music Therapy, Edinburgh

Philipa Derrington, Programme Co-ordinator MSc Music Therapy, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU, Scotland
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 474 0000
Fax: + 44 (0)131 474 0001
Website: QMU Edinburgh

MA in Music Therapy (Guildhall School of Music and Drama/City)

The Registrar, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7628 2571
Website: Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Master of Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins) – Music, Health and Society – London and Manchester

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, 2 Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1PQ, UK
Telephone: +44  20 7428 8903
Website: Nordoff Robbins

MA in Music Therapy – Roehampton University, London

School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 8392 3709/3423
Website: Roehampton University

MA Music Therapy – University of the West of England

Continuing Professional Development and Conference Unit, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Health Training and Research Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY
Telephone: + 44 (0) 117 32 81158
Website: University of the West of England

MA in Music Therapy – Anglia Ruskin University

Department of Music and Performing Arts, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1223 363271 ext 2045/2663/2981
Website: Anglia Ruskin University

MA in Music Therapy -University of South Wales, Newport/Prifysgol Cymru, Casnewydd

Caerleon Campus/Campws Caerllion, Lodge Rd/Heol y Porthdy, Caerleon/Caerllion, NP18 3QT, UK
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1633 435303
Website:University of South Wales


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