Introduction to Music Therapy

Intro to Music Therapy

Key information:

Course dates:
Sat 22 July – Sun 23 July 2023
Course times:
Art form:
5pm, Sunday 9 July 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
In-person | Summer Schools
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Summer Schools (July–August) | Weekend Courses

Course info

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Saturday 22 July – Sunday 23 July 2023

About Introduction to Music Therapy

This two-day course is delivered by tutors with wide-ranging experience in clinical and professional settings, via a combination of theoretical and practical sessions, case presentations and experiential learning. 

Participants will learn more about the psychodynamically-informed approach to music therapy that is taught at Guildhall School, and what a music therapist’s career might look like.

Who is the course for?
  • Anyone considering a career as a music therapist
  • Anyone interested in the MA Music Therapy course at Guildhall and would like an insight into the course 
What can I expect?

You should expect:

  • Lectures and/or seminars
  • Practical group sessions
  • Audio and visual case studies from music therapists currently working in the field, with a variety of client groups
  • Examples of typical music therapy techniques
  • A session applying music therapy research techniques in a typical workplace
  • Experiential groups and time to reflect on a potential music therapy career
  • Tutors with extensive experience of clinical and musical applications of music therapy
Do I need anything for the course?

Participants should be prepared to bring and use instruments and/or their voices if possible.


"The course was packed full of content that was relevant, stimulating and interesting. Staff were incredibly knowledgeable and sensitive. I learnt a huge amount."

– Liliana, Participant on Introduction to Music Therapy, 2022

Course Fee

This course is now full. Please join our waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023


About the Course Tutor

This course is taught by Emma Kenrick and other tutors with wide-ranging experience in clinical and professional settings.

Emma completed her undergraduate degree in flute performance at TU Dublin before moving to London to do her MA in Music Therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a certified Neurological Music Therapist and Neonatal-ICU Music Therapist. She has experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings with a range of needs across London. She has specialised in working with children and young people in ICU settings, child developmental centres, pupil referral units and schools for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Emma also delivers a wide range of trainings for music therapists and non-music therapists, including using outcome measures in music therapy and training for school, hospital staff and peri instrumental tutors in using music as a supportive tool.

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