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Our President and Patrons

President: Lynne Dawson, Singer and Head of School of Vocal Studies, RNCM

I am proud that the charity is continuing its invaluable work. Music therapy is such a great means of helping people - it can really excite the musical imagination. Within the security of a therapy session, people can explore all sorts of expressive possibilities without fear.


Ian McMillan, poet and musician

The idea that the arts can make us into more complete human beings is proved every day by the dedicated therapists who, through skill and love, help people to communicate with themselves and with each other.

Jane Horrock, actress and singer

Music should be available to everybody - it’s one of the few things that unites people.

Prof. Helen Odell-Miller, researcher and music therapist

The work of the Centre is crucial to the wellbeing of the people who use the service and I am delighted to be associated with it.

Bramwell Tovey, conductor and composer

When it comes to the therapeutic value of music I can’t even imagine the potential for this. I think we have only just begun to understand how the language of music can assuage people’s doubts and give feelings of hope, yearning, possibility and potential.

Sir Willard White, bass-baritone and actor

Music is such a powerful medium...where words stop, music takes us into unknown realms, opening up possibilities we never dreamt were possible.