Music Therapy Services


Music offers a powerful way to communicate and connect for people of all ages and situations, but especially where words may not be possible or available.

Using a range of tuned and untuned instruments that anyone can play, as well as perhaps voice, sounds, improvised and well-known music, music therapy is able to help with physical, emotional, mental, social and cognitive needs.

Music therapists work by developing a trusting therapeutic relationship through musical interactions, listening and music-making and use this shared experience to help clients express and address their therapeutic needs.



This type of music therapy uses what we know about how the brain and body process and respond to music to help with functional needs. This might include cognitive, brain based rehabilitiation or support with memory, executive functioning (thinking, decision making), attention, orientation (consciousness) and focus. 

Neurologic music therapy can also help with speech and language needs for example after a stroke or due to another neurological condition or developmental reason.

Neurologic Music Therapy also offers support with rehabilitation or maintenance of sensorimotor functioning including gross and fine motor skills, movement of limbs, and gait (walking).

People who may benefit from neurologic music therapy include those looking for help relating to attention and focus, executive planning and functioning, memory, speech, language and communication, sensory (including auditory) perception, movement and motor skills, those with a brain injury, Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. It can also be helpful for some autistic clients and also those with additional learning needs.



Typical sessions last 30-50 minutes and may be 1:1 or in small groups of two, three or up to six people. 

Sessions might include listening to music, talking about song lyrics, songwriting, music making (using instruments and digitally), using playlists and other artforms.



Music therapy offers children a way to connect and express themselves non-verbally in a safe therapeutic space. 

Using tuned and untuned instruments that anyone can play, voice, songs, nursery rhymes and music-making, music therapy can help address physical, emotional, mental, social and cognitive needs.

Music therapy might be considered suitable for children with emotional and behaviour needs, trauma experiences, bereavement, family breakdown, developmental considerations, additional learning needs and physical disabilities.

Sometimes, it may be helpful for therapy to be conducted with parent and child or siblings to help with communication and interactions. 

Typical sessions last 20-45 minutes and may be 1:1 or in groups. 



Not everyone learns the same way or has the same needs when it comes to music making and playing instruments.

Holly regularly works with adults and children that may require an alternative approach or specialised knowledge from their tutor.

Areas of work for coaching and tutoring include:

  • Additional Learning Needs
  • Anxiety
  • Building self-confidence (also relevant for players/performers)
  • Fiddle tuition
  • Intro to improvisation
  • Playing by ear
  • Specialist tuition tailored to the individual (eg. autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, physical needs, etc.)
  • Self care
  • Using music in a caring role


More music services...

In addition to music therapy, Holly offers training in the use of music for wellbeing and also music for events. Learn how to use music for relaxation, stimulation or communication through listening, participation activities and playlist.

Music Therapy in West Wales

Music therapist Holly Robinson is based in Pembrokeshire and also works in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

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