As Scotland’s Music Therapy charity, our team of 15 music therapists work with over 1000 people, mostly under 18, every year. Many of our trustees, committee and supporters come from the music industry and we are lucky to have very dedicated Ambassadors who help spread the word about our work.
We pride ourselves for being
Our Vision: Change Lives Through The Power of Music
Our team of Music Therapists work in schools, hospitals, day and residential centres, hospices and other settings in Scotland.We have four bases – Edinburgh, Glasgow (Cardonald), Crosshill, Fife and Dundee. We will have a therapist working in Aberdeen from September 2017. We are aiming to relocate the Fife centre to Dunfermline in 2017.
The charity was founded in 1996, operates only in Scotland. We work closely with our sister charity, Nordoff Robbins England & Wales. Our name comes from the founders of our music therapy approach – Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins – more here.
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 World Congress Of Music Therapy, Japan, July 2017
Our therapist Jenny Laahs attended this international conference.
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.
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