Suffolk Music Therapy Services Ltd has been developed and inspired by music therapist, Ray Travasso. Ray is a qualified and state registered music therapist. He completed his Masters in Music therapy at Nordoff-Robbins music therapy centre, London in 2002. Since then, he has specialised in palliative care. Ray has worked at St Elizabeth Hospice, Suffolk for 16 years and is currently employed by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), Ipswich, Suffolk. Ray has extensive experience in setting up posts across East Anglia. He has been a guest lecturer at several Music Therapy Training Courses, including Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge), Nordoff-Robbins (Edinburgh, Manchester and London). He also runs placements for trainee music therapists. Ray is a regular speaker and has presented at international conferences in Cardiff, Birmingham, London and Moscow. His work has been researched and has also been taken to other music therapy conferences around the world including Argentina and Canada. He also supervises music therapists across the country.
Since 2008, Ray began consulting with Special School Headteachers on the prospect of introducing music therapy into the schools. During the last 6 years Ray has been working with several special schools in developing a new and innovative model of music therapy to be applied into the special schools. In early 2010 Ray set up Suffolk Music Therapy services, a service that aims to provide better access to high quality music therapy for children and adults across East Anglia. The client base focuses on those who are impaired, isolated, weak, unwell (physically and mentally) and vulnerable. Our aim is for music therapy to improve the health and well-being of the 'community' and individuals associated, thus leading to; change, growth, achievement, joy and integration.
Suffolk Music Therapy Services is the leading provider of Music Therapy across Suffolk, Essex and South Norfolk. Through the intervention of music therapy, our clients are able to access music in innovative and creative ways, bringing meaning and purpose to people's lives, thus enabling them to realise their unique potential.
Our vision is to provide access to high quality music therapy for children and adults across East Anglia. Through the intervention of music therapy, our clients will be able to access music in innovative and creative ways, bringing meaning and purpose to people's lives.