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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 Projects’ Manager

    Jane Robbie

    Jane Robbie has been working with Music as Therapy International since 2000 and now heads the Projects' Team, devising, developing and overseeing all our international projects.  She is based in our Brighton office.

  • Hannah Hulin Projects' Coordinator

    Hannah Hulin

    Hannah brings a degree in International Development to inform her involvement in our international projects, as well as organisational skills which she uses when planning all the practicalities of our projects. Hannah also works part time with Children and young people with disabilities helping to run afterschool and holiday clubs. She has also spent time volunteering in India working with children and she ran a weekly music and drama club for adults with learning disabilities whilst studying at University. 

  • 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.

  • 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. She is currently working with adults with learning difficulties in a number of care settings, and with children with autism and profound and multiple learning difficulties at the Palatine School, Worthing.  Cathy is also a BAMT registered clinical supervisor and a member of our Advisory Panel of Music Therapists.

  • Caroline Anderson UK Research and Development

    Caroline Anderson

    Caroline is the Research and Development Officer for the UK side of the charity's activities, mainly the Interactive Music-Making course. She is a practicing music therapist and first got to know the charity through volunteering with their Rwanda project, of which she is a member of the steering group. She is also undertaking doctoral research in music therapy and culture at Anglia Ruskin University.

  • 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.

  • Ramona Blaga Translator

    Ramona Blaga

    Romanian translator Ramona Blaga has worked with us on an ad-hoc basis over a number of years.