Event Details

Event date: 
05 November 2022
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
1B Dyne Road, Kilburn

Gain a thorough understanding of music therapy as a profession at ICMP’s upcoming Introduction to Music Therapy Workshop, held in partnership with Chiltern Music Therapy.

This in-person weekend event at ICMP in Kilburn will provide an overview of the ways music can be used to actively support people of all ages to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, and enhance their quality of life.

The workshop is ideal for those considering a career in music therapy, as you’ll gain insight into day-to-day professional operations within the health, education and social care sectors.

Chiltern Music Therapy is a major UK provider of music therapy and community music sessions. Its team of musicians and music therapy masters graduates serve a community of around 1,500 people per year, across all age groups. This unique experience gives the award-winning not-for-profit organisation clear insight into the specialist skills needed to become a music therapist.

Across the four-hour workshop session, you’ll explore a number of approaches in a music therapist’s toolbox, including music-centred, psychodynamic, neurologic and community music therapy. You’ll also learn about the personalities at the heart of the music therapy profession, including practitioners, clients, families and carers, as you explore the skills needed to complete this work.

A highly practical workshop, you’ll share an active learning experience with your fellow attendees as you cover:

  • an introduction to music therapy as an allied health professional
  • current music therapy research, theories and standards of practice
  • a practical exploration of songwriting, improvisation and relationships in music therapy, including how to advocate for your clients
  • human stories within music therapy through an analysis of audio and video case studies and client narratives.

By speaking with the Chiltern Music Therapy professionals, you’ll develop a solid understanding of the practical elements of music therapy, including qualification routes, career pathways, common assessment tools, outcome measures and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration.

You’ll also discuss the power of music to connect us all and create change, the benefits of music therapy in the community, and the importance of giving a voice to those who need it.

Spaces are limited to 30 so book now to avoid missing out!

  • Free for ICMP students and alumni
  •  £35 for anyone else wishing to join -10% Student discounts are available.