About Music Therapy
The Helen Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music
Mentoring and skill-sharing





Music plays an important role in our everyday lives. It can be exciting or calming, joyful or poignant, can stir memories and powerfully resonate with our feelings, helping us to express them and to communicate with others.
Music therapy is non-verbal communication and expression through music and sound. We use musical qualities and components e.g. rhythm, melody and tonality to provide a means of relating within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapists support the client’s communications with improvised or pre-composed instrumental music and voice, either sung or spoken.

Individual and group sessions are provided in many settings such as hospitals, schools, hospices and care homes, and the therapist’s approach is informed by different theoretical frameworks, depending on needs which are to be met.  (British Association for Music Therapy 2012)   www.bamt.org 

Listen to Jojo talk about music therapy on a live broadcast with Clare Balding on Radio 2 'Good Morning Sunday' 

Music Therapy at 49.00 minutes
Improvisation at 01.16.55



Music therapists are trained to Masters level and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. We frequently work as members of multi-disciplinary teams in health, education, social care and in private practice. 

Music Therapy offers benefits throughout the lifespan:

Expectant Mothers
Babies, Children and Young People 
Learning Disabilities
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Autistic Spectrum Disorders 
Mental Health Care
Older Adults
Neuro-Disability and Rehabilitation
Long-Term and Life-Limiting Conditions
Palliative Care
To find out more about your specific requirements, please email maiscotland@gmail.com