Music Therapy as a Career

Music therapists are professional standard musicians who have undertaken additional, specialist training in the form of a Masters Degree. They work with clients individually or in groups, using a huge variety of music. Students are generally required to be musicians of Grade 8 standard, with suitable personal skills and experience of working with people with additional needs. The courses vary, but all involve placements, psychological and medical studies, counselling skills and musical skills.

If you would like to know more, we have an information pack available, for a recommended donation of £5. Please contact for your copy. Alternatively, you can meet with one of our music therapist staff members for a one hour 1-to-1 discussion about music therapy as a career and to have all your questions answered. These are available by appointment, and cost £30.

All income from both the information packs and consultations goes directly towards funding our charitable work.

“Without doubt, the experience of training is the most interesting, absorbing, challenging and exciting thing I have done.” (Emily Cawdron, Music Therapist since 2005)

“Music therapy is a hugely rewarding profession and I would definitely recommend taking up the challenge of applying – I promise it is worth it!” (Julia Serebriakov, Music Therapist since 2008)

If you don't feel ready to embark on full music therapy training, you might find our Interactive Music-Making learning programme a good place to start. Find out more here.

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