“Music is part of being human.”
― Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Polly is an HCPC registered music therapist with clinical experience in Dementia, Adult Mental Health, Adult Learning Disabilities, Adopted and looked-after children, Autism and children with communication and behavioural difficulties. She teaches music privately and co-runs Wind Chamber Music Weekends, residential music courses in the UK. She plays 'cello, saxophone, piano and sings in a wide range of bands, projects and settings.
Polly completed her MA in music therapy at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011. She spent the next five years working with people with Dementia for Methodist Homes (MHA). She started working for East London NHS Foundation Trust arts therapies team in Bedfordshire in their Adult Learning Disability and Adult Mental Health services in 2017 and also works with Chiltern Music Therapy and Music Therapy Bedfordshire. She became a trustee of the British Association for Music Therapy in 2015. She plays cello in the folk collective and ceilidh band, Tribe of Tinkers and plays regularly in Bedfordshire Orchestral Society’s two orchestras.
Welcome to her site. To enquire about music therapy, supervision, lessons, courses or anything else, please use the contact page. Thank you.