Music Therapy

We provide music therapy for people of all ages at our Music Studio in Twickenham and also in schools and Care Homes in the area. Music therapy is based on the understanding that the innate ability to respond to music remains unimpaired by disability, illness or trauma. It can be used to help children and adults with a wide range of needs including:

  • Global Development Delay
  • Communication difficulties
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Downs’ syndrome
  • Mental Health problems
  • Stress & Depression
  • Neurological conditions
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Music therapy helps clients to improve communication skills, express emotions, increase confidence, creativity and choice; it improves focus, listening and social interaction skills and relieves tension and anxiety. During a music therapy session, clients are encouraged to use their voice and to experiment with a range of percussion and melodic instruments. These instruments can be played by someone with no previous skill, to create satisfying and expressive sounds. This is an opportunity to freely explore the world of sound and create a personal music language. By responding musically, the therapist is able to support and encourage the process of growth and discovery.

Our 7 music therapists are fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HPCP) and are members of the British Association of Music Therapists (BAMT).

For more information on music therapy, please see What is Music Therapy?

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further on 07435 062212 or info@okmtrust.co.uk

Stephanie (pictured below left) has been having music therapy with our therapist Carmen and was extremely proud to have performed for Prince Philip at the official opening of the new art, drama and dance facilities at Richmond Adult Community College, and of her thank you letter.