Music therapy at Cambridgeshire Music launched in 1995 and today we run one of the largest teams of music therapists in the country working in special and mainstream schools and academies, specialist units attached to schools and children’s centres across Cambridgeshire as well as our own clinics in Huntingdon and Cambridge with children and adults. Music therapists are trained to masters degree level and are registered by the Health Professions Council. Sessions can be for groups or for individuals.
Sessions are provided weekly for between 30 and 45 minutes with additional time for the therapist to keep clinical notes and liaise with other professionals and family as required. The sessions focus on communication using sound created with instruments and voice and progress is monitored towards appropriate goals.
Using non-linguistic methods to communicate is often helpful for those with limited verbal expression, mental health issues or behavioural problems.
Therapists will assess need, design the programme to support transition or change, provide parent and staff support and liaison to help sustain the work being carried out beyond the session. They will contribute to professional consultation and report writing for assessment processes and review meetings and manage discharge processes at the end of the therapy.
The outcomes of therapy are varied and may for example include improved focus and concentration or reduced behavioural issues, better coordination and movement or increased communications. The effect of this in education settings is to increase the ability for the child to participate and engage with the curriculum and school life and thereby improving their progression in other areas of development.
£48 per hour which includes:
Funding may be available to support music therapy from the following sources - if you need help to source funding for a project or programme, please do talk to us: