Music Therapy

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 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.

Cost

£48 per hour which includes:

Fully qualified employed state registered therapists.
Ongoing clinical supervision to support their work.
Set up, session time, note writing, liaison and report writing.
Online support for client accounts.
Objective and evaluation mechanisms.

Funding

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:

Pupil Premium/Premium Plus school funding
Funding for children looked after by the authority
Social Care support
Early Learning
Support for Learning
Adoption Support Funds
Mental Health funding
CORAM
Fostering and adoption services
Together for families
Alternative Education provision
Schools
Personal budgets
Families
Charities

You provide

A suitable therapeutic space for the session.
Access to appropriate equipment or resources (we provide some via the therapist as well).
 
 

Five things you might not know about music therapy:

Music therapy originated in Veterans hospitals the World Wars.
A baby and parent communicating through sound rather than words is a similar process to music therapy conversation.
People of all ages can benefit from music therapy.
It stimulates parts of the brain responsible for physical and mental functions and is often used when verbal communication is constrained. are limited.
You don’t need to be musical or play an instrument to benefit.

"In his playing he was able to tell me about the difficulties in communicating and how sad they made him"

Mary, music therapist, working with dementia patient, Edward

"A 6 year-old boy recently said his first word in a music therapy session. It was so exciting"

Orla Casey, Head of Music Therapy, Cambridgeshire Music

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Five things you might not know about music therapy:

Music therapy originated in Veterans hospitals the World Wars.
A baby and parent communicating through sound rather than words is a similar process to music therapy conversation.
People of all ages can benefit from music therapy.
It stimulates parts of the brain responsible for physical and mental functions and is often used when verbal communication is constrained. are limited.
You don’t need to be musical or play an instrument to benefit.

"In his playing he was able to tell me about the difficulties in communicating and how sad they made him"

Mary, music therapist, working with dementia patient, Edward

"A 6 year-old boy recently said his first word in a music therapy session. It was so exciting"

Orla Casey, Head of Music Therapy, Cambridgeshire Music

Place an order