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Certificate in Song Therapy Skills

Song Therapy training is an established, independent approach to communal music leadership. It offers those delivering singing and other music making programmes in community, care and education a unique opportunity to refine their leadership skills to maximize the wellbeing impacts of their work. It has been available in the UK since 2018 through the Song Therapy Network.


Responsible Sensitive Leadership

We believe that the positive impact of informal communal music making is closely linked to the sensitive human skills of the leaders of these groups.Transferable leadership skills. More . . .

Why study Song Therapy ?

If you wish to improve your career prospects our independent qualification will confirm to your employer and those commissioning your music programmes that you take a responsible professional approach to your recreational music making in community, education and social care. Music programmes which nowadays attract so many facing sobering health challenges in their lives.


"Knowledge without wisdom is a cup without water"

An opportunity for personal growth. Contemporary leadership training in all walks of life celebrates the value and importance of soft skills. More . . .

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Music and Well Being

We celebrate the power of popular music in all its cultural forms to bring people together, offering safe familiar musical spaces for those often facing sobering health challenges in their lives.


Further, the potential of songwriting and new music to offer opportunities for learning and self expression. Building confidence and understanding and promoting social cohesion and feelings of self worth.

Contact us now for a course information pack and a link to the first module of the course without obligation

Song Therapy is not Music Therapy which is a clinical healthcare profession. Song Therapy draws upon long established and widely celebrated academic research to provide solid foundations for professional sensitive leadership in recreational, informal music making settings.


We currently have some seventy students on our study programme, from the UK, Ireland, USA, Singapore and the EU. We welcome self funded students from the UK, Ireland and from around the world. Many students are funded by their employers including NHS Trusts, The Department of Health, Local Government, Education Authorities, Charities and other NGOs. More . . .


Our one year distance learning programme costs £850 including an enrolment fee of just £50. Nothing further to pay for three months whilst you familiarize yourself with the course materials and methodology.

Self funded students are offered a range of instalment plans to ease the pressure of course fees. More . . .

Song Therapy Network

The Song Therapy Network Facebook Group is open to all. A place where students and the general public can share ideas and offer encouragement to others interested in music and well being. Do join us by clicking the link above and requesting membership.

Online Peer Support via ZOOM

We offer peer support ZOOM sessions three times a year for our students and anyone else interested in music and wellbeing.

From September 2024 this will be extended to once a month just for students. A space for sharing ideas and resources, encouragement and reassurance from others who share the same values and understanding of the wellbeing benefits of collective recreational music making.

Just contact us to be kept informed of times and dates.

Get in Touch

If you have any queries at all about our learning programme and whether it is right for you please get in touch and we can arrange to talk by email, phone or ZOOM.

Contact us now for a course information pack and a link to the first module of the course without obligation

In the first instance just click the link above to get the course information pack and we shall get back to you within forty eight hours. Thank you for your interest.

Nigel Neill

Cert ST Course Co-Ordinator




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