Beginning with the pioneering work of pianist Paul Nordoff and special education teacher Clive Robbins 50 years ago, we are dedicated to bringing high quality music therapy to as many people as possible.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK. We receive no direct government funding, which means we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters. We provide a range of different services for children and adults of all ages in our centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland – from specialised one-to-one music therapy to shared sessions for groups of different sizes and formats. All these sessions are free. We also work in partnership with over 200 organisations to bring music therapy to areas where there are no Nordoff Robbins centres close by. These include schools, care homes, hospices, hospitals, mental health services, and brain
Our music therapists are expertly trained to tune into each movement, reaction and expression of the individuals they work with to discover how music can enrich their lives. This could be to unlock memories, to communicate where words have failed, to socially connect with family and friends, and to build confidence and self-esteem. Here at Nordoff Robbins, we use the power of music therapy to enrich lives.