Yamaha Music and Chiltern Music Therapy Invite You to Discover The Power of Music, with Research Insights from CIMTR

Chiltern Music Therapy is proud to present an exciting live panel talk in collaboration with Yamaha Music London on April 24th at 5pm.

We invite you to join us via livestream and discover how pioneering research conducted by The Cambridge Institute of Music Therapy Research, a research institute at Anglia Ruskin University, is reshaping our understanding of music's profound impact, as musicians, music therapists, neuroscientists, and beneficiaries of Music Therapy share their perspectives.

The live-streamed event promises to delve into the revolutionary changes in music and the brain. We'll discuss why these advancements could have such an incredible impact on the world around us. Together, we'll ask important questions, share perspectives, and foster inspiration to leverage music's power for positive change.

You can register to join the livestream via the Yamaha website here. We’d love to have you be part of this important conversation!

Presented by:


Freelance Music Journalist

With over 20 years’ experience, Julian’s byline has run in The Quietus, Classic Rock and NME among many others magazines, websites and newspapers. A former Live Reviews Editor of The Blues Magazine, he’s currently the News Editor of Prog. Interviewees have included Keith Richards, Nick Cave and Ozzy Osbourne. He also co-organised the genre-fluid Stow Festival in Walthamstow, London and has taught music journalism at Middlesex University.

Meet the Panel:


Neuro Services Lead and NMT, Chiltern Music Therapy

Experienced neurologic music therapist (NMT), accredited international NMT Fellow with the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy, with an MSc in Music Therapy. Elizabeth is passionate about the importance of music in brain injury rehabilitation, having set-up a range of innovative and UK-first clinical NMT pilots across England. Advisory Council member for the NMT Academy and Committee Member for the Acquired Brain Injury London forum.


Researcher, Cambridge Institute Music Therapy Research

Cambridge Institute Music Therapy Research, Researcher

Professor of Music, Health and the Brain and Co-Director of the CIMTR. He's a specialist for translational issues of interdisciplinary research topics between medical, humanities and music sciences.



Renowned songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Lead singer of MF Robots and acclaimed backing vocalist for Rick Astley.


Team Leader, Yamaha Music London

Elizabeth is a seasoned vocalist and musician with over 16 years of experience spanning live performances, global tours, studio recording, and radio appearances. She is passionate about music education, particularly for Special Educational Needs children, and advocates for Women in Music. Recently, she led a panel discussion for International Women's Day at Yamaha Music London. Elizabeth believes in the power of music to support mental health challenges.


Songwriter and Musicology Researcher

Best known for performing with indie-surf band MOAN from 2012 until 2016, Adrianos also studied Art History and Theory at the Athens School of Fine Arts and Songwriting at the London Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. From 2023, he has undertaken PhD research, exploring the artistic implications of songwriting in music therapy, at CIMTR, ARU. Adrianos currently performs music from his PhD research with artist collective Arthur Squawks! In various London venues.

To watch the live stream, we invite you to register directly on the Yamaha website. Please note you will need to create an account on the Yamaha Hub to register for this event.

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