We are Ace Music Therapy, a social enterprise based in Chelmsford, Essex who are passionate about transforming lives through music.

Our main focus’ are:

Accessibility – ensure everyone is able to access the powers of music

Communication – helping our clients to develop their communication

Expression – providing an outlet for emotional and creative expression

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Carers Groups Coming Soon!

With the funding we’ve been offered by Essex County Council, we will be offering FREE drumming groups to Carers in the local community.

Drumming is a powerful and ancient tool that has so many physical and emotional benefits such as:

> Boosted mood
> Reduced stress
> Lower blood pressure
> Relief from pain
> Enhanced immunity

Virtual Makaton Courses

Makaton is a communication tool that allows people and children with SEND or communication difficulties to express themselves and their needs effectively.

When you are able to use Makaton with someone who is unable to speak it can mean the difference between isolation and understanding.

If you work or care for people with communication difficulties, learning Makaton can change your life and the quality of the lives of the people you care for.

Ace are hosting Makaton courses throughout the year, learn more by clicking the “Book Now” button.

Essex Activate - Summer Sessions

Our Summer Essex Activate sessions are now available to book! – secure your free space now!

For the first time, we’re offering sessions across the entire Summer Holiday, at a new venue! We can’t wait to see you all!

Sessions include:
Music making
Crafting and painting
Relaxation and meditation
Listening to and exploring new instruments
Free meal
For children ages 4 – 16 years old
SEND level 1 inclusive

All sessions are held at: 8th Chelmsford Scout Hall, Langton Ave, Chelmsford CM1 2BP

“I find the sessions incredibly beneficial for both physical and mental recovery whilst battling the condition. It provides tools to apply focus in everyday life such as the breathing exercises and mindfulness, as well as providing weekly cognitive challenges which stimulate (and frustrate) in equal measure, but are invaluable in trying to keep moving forward.”

Paul, The Rhythmic Breath (Music Therapy for Long Covid) Member

March 2023

“Alexander’s concentration increased over the course of his sessions. His language skills came on and his confidence grew. He really enjoyed the sessions. It also helped him to feel more comfortable within the hospice. It was so lovely to see Alexander enjoying his sessions. He was able to have such autonomy within the session and it was so nice for him to be able to be in control of what was happening in the room. He grew really close to Amelia and loved attending sessions with her.”

Alexander's Parent

July 2023

“The music therapy sessions have been excellent; all of the children in year 6 have really looked forward to the session each week and spoken positively about them afterwards. The children all appear calm and are able to discuss the strategies they have learnt. Some children have come into school much better, and I have seen their anxiety levels decrease. A huge thank you to Saskia and Amelia as they obviously developed good relationships with the children and created a warm and safe space for them.“

Year 6 Class Teacher, Miss Warrington

July 2023

“Music therapy has helped a lot, he has worked through a lot of anger and we see less of this at home. He is much more emotionally articulate and able to communicate how he feels. Amelia has been a consistent support for Hari. The way she has been flexible with locations and is there on good days and bad days has cultivated a very special relationship. He knows she will be there no matter what and I do think that’s made him feel safe and able to open up. She is there for him no matter how he feels, where his emotions are or what’s going on. That is incredibly special and we are so thankful for that.”

Hari's Parent

February 2023


We provide high quality music therapy provisions for schools and colleges at excellent value for money.


Individual sessions last up to an hour and are entirely client led. Therapists work on aims decided upon following a detailed assessment sessions with a therapist.


We work with a variety of charities to provide music therapy provisions.

Community Music

We provie various music therapy groups and choirs within the community


We run regular Continued Professional Development days for music therapists, both in person and online.


Ace Music Therapy CIC therapists work in a range of healthcare settings including hospices, care homes, hospitals, in-patient and out-patient units and community rehabilitation centres.

Mission Statement: Our mission to transform lives through music. 

We do this through providing


  • High quality music therapy provisions at excellent value for money
  • Working with the whole family and multi-disciplinary team to support the individual needs of our clients
  • Providing clear outcomes and evaluating our work regularly
  • Raising the profile of music therapy in the UK
  • Providing training to music therapists, professionals and parents on the use of music

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