Meet our therapists

MHA is one of the largest employers of music therapists working with older people living with dementia. We employ 26 therapists across our specialist dementia care homes in England, Scotland and Wales. Find out more about some of our therapists and their inspirational moments.

MHA Music Therapist with musical instrument

Laura Bolton

When Laura was working as an auxiliary nurse, she witnessed a Moment of Joy that led to her becoming a music therapist.  Read more

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Aisling Palmer

As classical musician Aisling watched an MHA resident sing a song word for word, with no hesitations, she felt she saw them “come back to life”.  Read more

Image of MHA Music Therapist Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

When someone Chris had been working with for weeks started to tap on an instrument, it demonstrated the inspirational effects of building a therapeutic relationship through music.  Read more

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Ceri Rawson

Within the chaos of Ceri’s open group music therapy sessions, you’ll find understanding, patience and acknowledgement between the therapist and the residents she supports.  Read more

Image of MHA Music Therapist Dr Ming Hung Hsu

Dr Ming Hung Hsu

Dr Ming Hung Hsu Our lead music therapist, Ming is also a pioneering researcher. He’s looking at how music therapy provides Moments of Joy and improves quality of life.  Read more

Image of MHA Music Therapist Michael Angus

Michael Angus

Michael’s most inspirational moment as a music therapist was when he helped someone with Alzheimer’s disease reconnect with his past life as a fisherman.  Read more

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