"Jackie is a wonderful teacher who is loved by her students, and a deep thinker who has worked hard to integrate various perspectives to articulate the music therapy process. Her case study presentations and publications are always informative and often captivating."
Dr. Alan Turry,
Director, Nordoff-Robbins Centre,
Steinhardt School of Arts, New York University
"Jackie Robarts is one of the most creative and skilled music therapists I know. A wise woman, her presentations always inspire me. I treasure our conversations about music therapy, and I only wish she lived in New York!"
Dr. Diane Austin, Director,
The Music Psychotherapy Center
Recent London & Edinburgh courses' feedback:
"Brilliant! So thoroughly well delivered in every way. The spirit of delivery of the whole day was nurturing, encouraging, inspiring."
"Valuable insight from someone so experienced in many fields. Affirmation of things I’m experimenting with in most therapeutic sessions with troubled youngsters. Examples from film clips were very helpful, and so was practical session with instruments at the end."
Thank you, Jacqueline, you made it easy to contribute and add ideas – I feel better equipped for some of the challenging situations I find myself in.
"Brilliant! This course will have a genuine impact on my work. I feel keen to try new ideas, and re-inspired by the power of music."
"Just want you to know how much I appreciate your writing and thinking…so clarifying and enriching.”
Dr. Clive Robbins, New York
"Jackie has brought outstanding contribution to the work of my students. We all now believe that supervision is not a place for being frightened, but a place with creative and empathic musicianship where we become supportive to each other. I would especially like to express my appreciation for her deeper understanding and mindfulness to our culture."
Professor Satomi Kondo,
Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan
Recent London & Edinburgh courses feedback:
"I thought the course was very well structured and varied."
"A very enjoyable day. Thank you."
"Given me confidence in my abilities and to push boundaries."
"You are an expert in working with all these children with additional support needs."
"A fantastically inspiring day. Lovely to collaborate with other like-minded souls."
"Really good blend of theory and practical. Jacqueline is really inspiring and responded to the group."
"I met Jackie Robarts in 1993 when she was presenting her music therapy work with children at a World Congress for Music Therapy in Spain. I was immediately drawn into the power of her work – her relationship with the children, the music that they made together, the connections that she made through the music, her incredible creativity. I feel privileged to have followed her work through the next two decades, as she has deepened it and developed it in new directions. In the process, many children and adolescents have benefited, as have numerous trainees and supervisees who have learned from her experience and insight. Those who have the opportunity to work with her as they explore 'musical, developmental, and psychodynamic aspects of play and the use of expressive arts in music therapy' will have an unforgettable experience!"
Professor Barbara L. Wheeler, PhD,
Music Therapist-Board Certified
Recent London & Edinburgh courses feedback
"Useful as it develops all areas of communication and interaction. Interesting to use with Selective Mutism."
"Sharing of knowledge and experience with other participants. Vast knowledge base and experience of trainer."
"Although I’m not always directly involved in this area, it’s all transferable, and givers a great input for the times working with autistic kids."
"Practical ‘hands on’ bits. Watching peers in action. ‘Stealing’ ideas!"
"I’ll use the songs and song strategies. Will buy some specific pieces of percussion."