The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity is a major provider of music therapy in the UK. Each year it raises nearly GBP3m to fund over 30,000 music therapy sessions at over 50 nationwide locations, as well as support training programmes and much-needed research. Every Note Counts traces the extraordinary story of how in five decades a groundbreaking musical application that began quietly in a children's home in the Worcestershire countryside, has transformed the lives of many thousands of children and adults through the power of music therapy, pioneered by two visionaries, Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins. This book is dedicated to all the committed music therapists, the numerous musicians and other professionals who have contributed to the work of the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy charity over 32 years, and to those who have had the vision and tenacity to make this work possible through their support for the charity. Every Note Counts is a tribute to the thousands of children and adults, their families and carers for whom music as a therapy has been a life-enhancing and healing experience.
The author, Fraser Simpson, studied at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music before qualifying as a music therapist at the Nordoff-Robbins Centre, London in 1998. He has worked as a music therapy clinician in education and health settings, and currently works for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy as Communications Manager. He has published several articles about music therapy. "The book is fantastic! Amazing! What a testament to us all, and to all the children, adolescents, and adults who brought their souls into our lives to inspire us and teach us! And what a paean of praise for the music industry! Well done!" Clive Robbins