music therapy

Our community-based music therapy service operates at Parity and in homes, schools and other settings.





Click here to view the music therapy service brochure.

Parity has a team of music therapists who hold a recognised postgraduate qualification in music therapy and are registered with the Health Professions Council.

The Parity Music Therapy Service:

  • Accepts referrals for music therapy from adults and children. (Referrals may be made by the person themselves, by a family member or by a professional.)

  • Offers individual or groupwork.

  • Contracts to provide a music therapy service to other organisations such as schools, colleges, day and residential services.

  • Provides taster sessions or pilot projects.

  • Provides training to help people use music in other settings.

Parity’s music therapy service offers pilot projects, fixed-term projects and ongoing contracts to other organisations. If you wish to raise funds to provide music therapy, we may be able to help with grant applications.

In using a Parity music therapist, organisations have regular support, clinical supervision and training opportunities.


We can provide training sessions to help people use music in other settings. These sessions will give you the opportunity to explore the instruments, try out some simple games and build your confidence in your own musical resources. You do not need any previous musical skills – just curiosity and a willingness to have a go!

Training we have offered has included:

  • Making the most of your music groups: Introduction to exploring musical instruments and simple activities – 1.5-2 hours
  • Developing skills for using music in mother-toddler groups, with insights from parent-infant interaction – 1 day

However, if you have something particular in mind, do ask us!


If you would like to find out more, or refer yourself or someone you know for music therapy, please telephone 01252 375581 or email