Music Therapy Service Greenwich

Music therapy is based on the understanding that all human beings are able to respond to music, irrespective of musical ability.

Music therapy involves the use of sound, rhythm and improvised music in order to form a musical relationship between the client and therapist. Within this relationship, the child or young adult can respond, gain confidence and a sense of self. Change can take place and the individual’s areas of strengths and needs can be explored within a safe and creative environment.

Music therapy sessions also offer a child or young person a different experience of shared play, interaction, learning and understanding, through verbal and non-verbal modes of communication.

Who is the service for?

Children and young people will often experience emotional challenges at different stages of their lives. Illness, communication difficulties or disability may all be contributing factors. Traumatic experiences, change and loss can also impact on an individual’s wellbeing.

Your child can receive support from the Music Therapy Service if they are under the age of 19 years, have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and are registered with a GP in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  Referrals to Music Therapy can be made through your child's Consultant Community Paediatrician.

Music Therapy Videos

Visit our Music Therapies playlist on Vimeo - to view short films of some of our activities for parents and children to be able to explore at home. 

You can also view our videos for young people with Special Educational Needs on our Vimeo channel.


  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Arts and culture
  • Music therapy

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Highpoint House
Shooters Hill

SE18 3RZ

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5pm
Please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 020 8836 8621

Fax number:

020 8319 3336

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Music Therapy



do you know of any music therapy that would help my adult daughter. she has had a learning disability since birth, 3 years ago she has a brain haemorrhage which took away her mobility. however, she has always loved music, and I feel that some sort of music therapy she would enjoy. she is 53 yrs old. private would possibly be suitable.