Music Therapy

Music Therapy can help people of all ages whose lives have been affected by illness or injury. It can help in many clinical situations, particularly where communication is difficult due to illness, injury or disability.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is an established psychological, clinical intervention which is delivered by qualified music therapist.  It can be hugely helpful for patients, families and carers; helping them to explore and process their feelings. No musical skills, abilities or prior experience are necessary as it’s the process that is important, not the end result.

Who is it for?

Everyone has the ability to respond to music.  By developing a relationship with the music therapist, people accessing the hospice can be helped to adjust emotionally and psychologically to living with and managing their, or their family member’s condition, to express emotions and support their communication and relationships with others. Playing and listening to music has been demonstrated to improve physical strength and coordination, attention, memory and problem-solving skills. Vocal improvisation and singing can help with speech, improve pronunciation and breath control.

How many sessions?

Typically, 12 weekly sessions are offered for adults. Music therapy is also available for children related to our adult patients (see our Sunflower Service). Children typically receive up to 8 sessions. (One off and ad hoc sessions also available in our in-patient unit plus live music).

Music Therapy session in full swing!

Our Music Therapy room at Kilbryde Hospice

Where are sessions held?

Sessions are held within the hospice or via online via platforms. Sessions can be held individually or with a group.

Who takes our sessions?

Our music therapist, who is a member of the British Association for Music Therapy and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.


For referral to Outpatient Services please ask your GP or specialist nurse to refer you using the following form below. If you experience any delays you can also self-refer for these services. Please call Clinical Admin on 01355 202020 option 3 to speak to one of our team who will take your details.

Get in touch with Kilbryde Hospice

Fill out the form below with your personal contact information and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to assist you.

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