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  • Alexia Quin Founder and Director

    Alexia Quin

    Alexia Quin is a British music therapist who founded Music as Therapy International in 1995. Alexia originally visited Romania as a volunteer for eight months in 1992. With this experience behind her, she felt that skill-sharing might be more effective than volunteering and that music therapy could offer a way to address some of the emotional needs of children and adults at risk in Romania.

    Alongside her work for Music as Therapy International, for the past 15 years Alexia has been working as a music therapist in a secondary school for children with severe learning disabilities, for Oxleas Foundation Trust, part of the National Health Service.  She is currently on a career break to give more time to Music as Therapy International, with a particular focus on our UK activities.  Alexia continues to offer clinical supervision (BAMT registered).

  • Jane Robbie Support and Development Manager

    Jane Robbie

    Jane Robbie has been working with Music as Therapy International since 2000.  Having been heading the Projects' Team for many years, and with extensive experience of devising, developing and overseeing all our international projects, Jane is moving into a new role this year.  This summary will be updated shortly with fuller details of her responsibilities!  She is based in our Brighton office.

  • Hannah Hulin Projects' Operational Manager

    Hannah Hulin

    Hannah brings a degree in International Development as well as oversees experience to inform her involvement in our international projects. Hannah has experience of being a support worker for Children and young people with disabilities and has been involved in various creative and inclusive projects involving drama, music, dance and yoga. Hannah splits her time between the Brighton and London office and is also actively involved in field work when needed. The profile picture to the left shows her working on a project in Gisenyi, Rwanda. The young girl she is with took part in a weekly music group created during this skill sharing project. 

  • Shannon Perkins Carr Administrator

    Shannon Perkins Carr

    Shannon is a newly qualified music therapist, and has previously worked as an administrator in higher education, as well as a guitar instructor and musician. As well as being the administrator, she is responsible for coordinating the Interactive Music-Making Course.

  • Richard James Fundraiser

    Richard James

    Richard is our newest addition to the Music as Therapy International team and will be responsible for overseeing all of our fundraising efforts from now on.

    He also works part time for a communications agency specialising in the third sector, from which he will bring his experience of raising charity profiles and engaging new supporters and followers.

  • Cathy Rowland Clinical Advisor to Local Partners

    Cathy Rowland

    Cathy Rowland’s first involvement with Music as Therapy International was as a volunteer Music Therapist leading one of our skill-sharing projects in 2002.  Since then she has returned to Romania many times, supporting Local Partners, delivering targeted Additional Training, lecturing at Universities and, most recently, teaching on the Intensive Study Weekend component of our Distance Learning Programme.

    Cathy brings a wealth of clinical experience to the role, through her work with children and adults with a range of disabilities, as well as challenging behaviour, moderate and severe emotional difficulties, acquired brain injury and mental health difficulties. Cathy is also a BAMT registered clinical supervisor and a member of our Advisory Panel of Music Therapists.

  • Magda Pata Romanian Programme Officer

    Magda Pata

    Magda Pata has experience in working through combined arts and music with children and adults with disabilities in Romania and the UK. She joined our team as a translator a few years back and now has a more integral role of Romanian Programme Officer, with particular focus on our Distance Learning Programme.

  • Romy Luo Volunteer

    Romy Luo

    We couldn't manage without Romy Luo, our Bookkeeper! Romy incredibly kindly works on a voluntary basis and has been visiting our offices on a monthly basis since 2010.