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Early Years

Purpose of music therapy?

  • To foster children’s innate playfulness, whatever difficulties they may experience
  • To develop relationships with others through deliberate listening and participation
  • To experience structured, social activities within a fun, musical context.
  • To enhance and extend learning through musical repetition and experimentation
  • To develop awareness of self in improvised music
  • To support carers experiencing neonatal depression

Benefits of music therapy?

  • Increased confidence
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Practice of planning, sequencing, memory
  • Decision making
  • Development of creativity and imagination
  • Opportunities for family involvement and benefits to attachment and interaction
  • Discovery and celebration of musical skills
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World Prematurity Day

Did you know that 1 in every 13 babies born in the UK are premature? To support these babies and parents, we use music therapy in neonatal intensive care, which can reduce pain and shorten their stay.

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