Links to other music - therapy/education/research sites


American Music Therapy Association 

AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

Northern Ireland Music Therapy

The NI Music Therapy Trust (NIMTT) was established on 26th July 1990 by Dr Michael Swallow, OBE. Today, NIMTT,  is a regional provider of clinical music therapy to children, young people and adults.  Through it’s extensive profile of clinical work and dedicated research programme NIMTT actively promotes the awareness and development of music therapy in Northern Ireland.

World Federation of Music Therapy

The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) is dedicated to developing and promoting music therapy throughout the world as an art and science. The Federation supports the global development of educational programs, clinical practice, and research to demonstrate the contributions of music therapy to humanity. 

Nordoff Robbins UK

Nordoff Robbins is a national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. 

The charity uses music therapy and other music services to help a range of people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and life-threatening or terminal illnesses, such as cancer. All of the people helped have one uniting factor - music dramatically improves their quality of life.

Music Space 

MusicSpace is a charity providing music therapy for people of all ages in Bristol and the South West since 1991. 

The charity uses music making to help people communicate and express themselves.



Music Mind Spirit Trust and Musical Retreat

The Music Mind Spirit is a charitable trust set up to:

Research and explore - in collaboration with leading scientists, philosophers, psychologists and medical and management experts - the neurological, scientific and ethical basis of music, in order to understand its underlying effect on cognitive, social and subjective behaviour. 

Promote and educate the public in the art and science of music in relation to their work, lives and experiences



Jonathon Savage

An interesting blog created by  Jonathon Savage who works as a Reader in Education at the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.


MuSICA currently provides all issues of MuSICA Research Notes. MRN is a newsletter of analysis and commentary on the broad field of research on music and behavior, including evolution, brain mechanisms, child development, perception, learning, memory, performance, health and related topics. The author of all material is Dr. Norman M. Weinberger.



The Musicians Guide 

An overview of the psychology of music. What is it that really drives us humans, as a species to love music to the point of obsession? What emotion does music make us feel?



Alcove Dementia Project Europe

ALCOVE is a Joint Action between EU Member States and the European Commission which aims to both improve knowledge on dementia and its consequences and to promote the exchange of information to preserve health, quality of life, autonomy and dignity of people living with dementia and their carers in European Union Member States.

Southern Health Trust

Southern Health Trust provides community health, specialist mental health and learning disability services for people across the south of England.Covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Southern Health is one of the largest providers of these types of service in the UK. 

Our Health South Central

A page detailing and supporting the work of the Music Research Institute on Our South Central website.

Music and the mind

A video where Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute, discusses what music can teach us about the brain, and what brain science, in turn, can reveal about music

Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the potential value of music, and other participative arts activities, in the promotion of well-being and health of individuals and communities.