The healing power of music

Music therapy at Cambridgeshire Music launched in 1995 and today we run one of the largest teams of music therapists in the country. Specialist music therapists work in special schools, mainstream schools, units attached to schools and children’s centres across Cambridgeshire, and we see hundreds of people a year.

Music therapy sessions are person-centred and focus on communication using sound – made on instruments and with the voice. Non-linguistic communication is often helpful for those with limited verbal expression, mental health issues, emotional, social and behavioural problems or those with dementia or other degenerative conditions. Sessions can be for groups or for individuals.

Our therapists work with parents, carers and professionals to share skills, support consistency and follow-up outside sessions. We also provide consultations and support for school engagement and mental health issues in schools.

Five interesting facts about music therapy

1. Music therapy originated in World Wars I, when local musicians played for veterans in hospitals with very positive results.

2. People of all ages can benefit from music therapy. It works by stimulating parts of the brain responsible for physical and mental functions.

3. Music Therapy is very useful when verbal skills are limited due to physical or learning disability, or where clients are unable to make use of a verbal therapy due to emotional distress.

4. You don’t need to be musical or play an instrument to benefit.

5. Music Therapy takes place across the globe – The World Federation of Music Therapy is the international organisation for music therapy and the British Association of Music Therapy is the British organisation for music therapists.

To learn more about Music therapy please contact us by clicking on the purple button below or visit the British Association of Music Therapy website.

Sign up for Music Therapy HERE!

British Association for Music Therapy Website