Music Therapy

Weekly individual and group music therapy sessions take place at Larkrise on Fridays.

What is Music therapy?

  • Music therapy involves the supported use of sounds and music, allowing children to express themselves, communicate and interact with the therapist in their own way, using music as a bridge.
  • A range of highly accessible musical instruments are provided
  • Playing music together can be a very effective way for children to communicate and express how they are feeling. 


Music therapy can help to improve learning and well-being outcomes for children by:

  • Developing self-expression, communication and social skills
  • Helping the child to manage difficult feelings
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Increasing awareness of self and others
  • Addressing challenging behaviour
  • Encouraging self-motivation, concentration and co-ordination

Music therapy can help children experiencing difficulties such as:

  • Communication and self-expression issues
  • Friendship difficulties
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Low self-esteem / low confidence
  • Frustration / Anger
  • Sadness or fears

Music therapy in the U.K. is an evidence-based psychological therapy, and is one of the Arts Therapies professions.  All Music Therapists must train to MA level and are registered and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

“Music therapy uses music as a tool for communication and expression; making connections through music can have a positive impact on self-esteem, sense of identity, communication skills and social skills. If a child is well equipped in these areas they are more likely to engage positively in their education”. 

For further information:  (British Association for Music Therapy)