Music therapy

Shay music therapy

What is music therapy?

Playing a musical instrument is a lot of fun, but it can also be used as a powerful way to help explore and express feelings and emotions safely.

Music therapy could help your child:

Music therapy benefits for children

Who can benefit from music therapy?

Everyone! We can support your whole family, friends and carers as well as your child. We might even encourage you to take part with your child as this time spent together - where the main focus is not a medical one - is often refreshing. Brothers and sisters can also benefit from having their own music therapy sessions, too.

Where does it take place?

At the hospice. We have a whole room full of musical instruments to choose from.

Music therapy room Keech Hospice Care

But what if you can’t play an instrument?

Don’t worry - you don’t need to. In a music therapy session, the focus is on improvising, so there are no set rules or pieces of music to practise. Sessions can include writing songs, making music CDs, singing, family work, memory making and simply listening to music. 

Who takes the session?

Our music therapist, who is accredited by the British Association of Music Therapy and registered with the Health Professional Council.

Music therapy quote Julie

How do I find out more?

If your child is currently being supported by us,
please speak to a member of staff or contact our
music therapist on 01582 497850 or email

Why not download our children’s services leaflet to find out more about music therapy.

Helpful links:

Come along to our Tots 'n' toys group
You might be interested in art therapy
What's it like coming to the hospice for the first time?