Meet Our Team

Our profesional team are dedicated to tranforming peoples lives through music therapy
All our team are HCPC registered music therapists who have enhanced DBS checks.
Amelia Clapham
CEO

Amelia has grown up with a passion for music. As a young girl she met a young boy with autism and she felt instantly connected to him and felt a calling to work with children who have special needs. She found out about music therapy early on in her secondary school career and decided to do everything she could to fulfil her dream of becoming a music therapist. ​ Amelia graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in music and German in 2012 and then went on to complete her Masters in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015. Since graduating, Amelia has worked in a variety of settings including schools, children’s homes, a children’s hospice and a college. ​ In her spare time Amelia enjoys playing clarinet in Dunmow Wind Band and cycling. She recently cycled 300 miles across Holland and Belgium to raise money for Jessie's Fund.

Heather Roberts
Music Therapist

Heather grew up in a house filled with music and developed an immediate love for music in all forms! She started playing her Dad’s trumpet from about the age of 7 and also found great enjoyment in playing the piano. She began having brass lessons and soon switched to the cornet, which became her main instrument. Whilst pursuing a career in music, Heather felt compelled to work with vulnerable groups in society and soon discovered music therapy in her early teens. After this, she made it her aim to become a music therapist and achieved this dream in 2016, when she graduated from the Masters course in Music Therapy at UWE in 2016. Heather has 6 years of experience, working with individuals with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum. She has also worked in mental health. In her spare time Heather loves to spend time with her husband and her friends, she enjoys walking in the countryside, running and is also a passionate environmentalist.

Esther Subira
Music Therapist

My name is Esther Subira, I was born in Barcelona. Music has always been one of my main interests and passions, maybe because many members of my family were musicians and music was always very present at home. So when I was 7 years old I started to study music, and from the beginning I focused on piano. Later on I graduated in Primary School Education, specialising in Music Education, and obtained Bachelor Degree in Music, specialising in Piano, Sol-fa and Music Theory. At the same time I had the chance to sing in choirs. I’ve been working as a Music Teacher with children from different cultures, social backgrounds and needs for more than fifteen years but when I friend talked me about Music Therapy, I was fascinated. So I studied my Master’s Degree in Music Therapy at Ramon Llull Univerity in Barcelona which I finished at 2007. From then I’ve been working with a wide kind of population and settings: children with special education needs, children with cancer and their families, children at hospitals, adults with physical and learning disabilities, and adults with mental illness, BESD children… in Barcelona, London, and in USA where I was visiting music therapy settings for two summers. In my spare time I like to enjoy nature, trekking, spend time with friends, good food and travel.

Lucy Dindoyal
Music Therapist

Lucy graduated from Roehampton University in 2017 with a Masters degree in Music Therapy. Her deeply held belief in the benefits of using music to connect with children and adults lies at the core of her work, and her approach encompasses an accepting, open and flexible attitude, treating each client according to their individual needs. Her creative use of music, using the piano, flute, her voice and percussion leads to the positive development of relationships, encourages self-expression and enhances wellbeing. She has experience in a variety of settings, including schools and respite homes, working with non-verbal and verbal children and adults, with ASD and a variety of learning disabilities, including PMLD. She works on a one-to-one basis, as well as with groups. When not practicing music therapy, she loves spending time with her two children, taking them to art galleries, museums and the cinema – and whenever she can snatch a few quiet moments, loves to read and practice yoga.

Grace To
Music Therapy Student

Grace Grace is in her final year of training to be a music therapist at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She is a singer, a piano player, and she plays a few other instruments such as ukulele, drum and a Turkish instrument called 'Qanun'! In her spare time, she likes to go for a walk, cycling, spending time with friends and watch movies. ​ Here at Ace Music Therapy we are delighted to welcome Grace to the team as a volunteer.

- R, child. R spelt out this review using his eyes to point to letters.

"Our son had the absolute privilege of having Amelia as his Musical Therapy Teacher. He made so much progress with her and really enjoyed their time together each week. I would highly recommend Amelia & her service to anyone interested in Music therapy for their child. She is so patient, warming & Kind. Thank You Amelia & hopefully will see you very soon. xx😊"

- Parent

"We have known Amelia for one and a half year now. She has done a brilliant work for my son (Abel) who is suffering from brain injury. During the music therapy she is working hard to find any communication or connection to him. Whilst playing on instruments she carefully watches how Abel reacts. I'm sure my son enjoys the music and this sensation helps him recovering. We are happy with Amelia and her work."

- Andrea, parent

"Amelia has worked at Sunflowers Care for over two years, visiting us weekly. Sunflowers care for children and young people with a wide range of complex health needs and Amelia is adaptable to all these needs. She tailors her music therapy sessions accordingly. The music therapy she delivers is always individualised to each child, taking into account their abilities and disabilities. Amelia is flexible in her delivery of her sessions. She will often take the lead from the child and work together with them, holding therapy outside if the weather is nice and allowing the child to make choices about how their sessions develop. Our children that see Amelia regularly have built up trusting and lovely relationships with her and look forward to her visits. We enjoy having Amelia as part of our team, she has excellent communication skills and is open to new ideas and feedback."

- Nurse, Sunflowers Care Ltd