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The Song Therapy Network

An informal international association of independent creative music and singing leaders working in community, social care and education. Our one year online Song Therapy course attracts students from around the world. In the UK many students are funded by their employers including the NHS, Department of Health, Local Government, Education Authorities, Charities and other NGOs.


We offer support, training and resources to experienced community musicians, music teachers, choir directors, well being practitioners and many others working professionally in recreational music making in community, health, social care and education.

Certificate in Song Therapy Training

Others too including healthcare professionals delivering high quality music and singing programmes, perhaps in their spare time, to those in their care.

Responsible Professional Leadership


"Knowledge without wisdom is a cup without water"

Song therapy acknowledges that the quality of community music making is ultimately linked to the human skills of the leaders of these groups, the nature of the relationships that they build with others and very importantly the nature of the relationship that they build with themselves. Soft skills. Awareness. Observation. Active listening. Person centred thinking. Mindfulness. Acceptance. Empathy. Positive regard.


Familiar Popular Music


Beyond this Song Therapy celebrates the power of popular music in all its different cultural and historic forms. The immense value of familiar melody and rhythm to engage people in reminiscence, social connection and a sense of belonging. Powerful forces indeed.

New Music and Song Writing


Finally we celebrate new music and learning. Song writing too. Music from different cultural traditions. Catalysts for self expression, understanding, social cohesion, confidence, knowledge and self worth.

Certificate in Song Therapy Training

We have some one hundred and twenty members in the UK, Ireland, the US, Spain, Singapore, Sweden, Germany and the Channel Islands. Membership is free and there is no formal registration process. Members are kept up to date with song therapy peer support sessions on ZOOM as well as in house training opportunities and discounted third party training through iHASCO.

Get in Touch

Anyone can register with the Song Therapy Network, you don't need to be an experienced community musician to become a part of our gentle positive community. To register for free please get in touch without obligation.


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Entry Qualifications

Organisations funding Song Therapy training for their staff

Self funded students - more details here

How do I get my employer to fund my training?

Help for employers funding their staff's training

Our Academic Advisory Team

Certificate Course Structure

Certificate in Song Therapy Skills - details here