Rosie founded Chiltern Music Therapy in 2011 with her colleague Helen Bartlett. After completing her Masters in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University she has since worked as a Music Therapist at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and with the Learning Disability Community and Forensic Team in Hertfordshire. Over the last few years, she has set-up and run a number of pilot Music Therapy projects with local schools and organisations such as Shed at the Park. She has experience of working with both adults and children with learning disabilities, brain injury and mental health problems and specialises in working with those with challenging behaviour.
Rebecca graduated with a BSc in Psychology before gaining her MA in music therapy from Anglia Ruskin University. She is currently working for Chiltern Music Therapy in Buckinghamshire as well as setting up our newest outreach post in Hampshire. She has experience of working with adults and children in the education, learning disability and mental health sectors. She has a fantastic breadth of experience in group music, playing in brass, Indonesian Gamelan and Brazilian Samba ensembles.
Alexandra studied Early Childhood Education before training as a music therapist in Anglia Ruskin University. Since 2005 she has primarily worked with children and young people with severe and profound learning disabilities and with adults with acquired brain injuries. She is passionate about music therapy and reaching out people who may appear challenging or isolated due to disabilities. She is currently working for Chiltern Music Therapy in North East London and Essex.
Andy Stevens gained his Masters in Music Therapy at the University of West England, Bristol. As our Buckinghamshire-based Music Therapist, Andy has a wide range of experience in providing Music Therapy for children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health problems and challenging behaviour. In addition, he has 5 years experience in secondary school music teaching and has performed in rock and jazz bands.
Melanie Burton gained her MSc in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University. She refined her skills in communication through music whilst working as a support worker and has eight years experience of working with the elderly with dementia and adults with learning disabilities. She will be working for Chiltern Music Therapy in a nursing home for those with dementia and a respite centre for young adults with learning disabilities.
Chiltern Music Therapy was formed in July 2011 by Rosie Axon and Helen Bartlett, as the areas first Music Therapy service for all ages.