Location: Bristol, South Glos, Gloucester, BANES, Wiltshire, Surrey, Sussex, Glasgow Website: www.therapeuticmediacompany.com
Associate Provider
(First Access)
Associate CPD
Inclusive Music Aware
Early Years Associate
Guitar & Bass

Singing / Voice
Piano / Keyboard
Curriculum Music (Primary)
Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Musical Director / Conductor
Songwriting / Composition
Digital Music
Music Production
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
Informal workshops
Performance opportunities
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Therapeutic Media Company

Type Of Organisation: Participatory Arts / Music


We deliver Therapeutic Music Interventions for Children and Young People and CPD for SENCOs, Inclusion Leaders, HLTAs, Music Teachers and Music/Play Therapists.

We prioritise wellbeing to enable children and young people in need of additional support to process their thoughts, emotions and life situations within a safe, creative environment to help them close the achievement gap and access the curriculum more successfully.

All therapeutic music interventions and CPD courses are led by Matthew Hemson, Play Therapist, Music Specialist, Associate Lecturer at UWE.

What I / we help young people achieve

Through the use of therapeutic music we create an enabling environment to help children journey beyond their expectations musically, socially and academically.

Our work consistently demonstrates the positive cross curricular impact of music.

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To learn to sing
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To develop recording /production skills
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays
  • Project based
  • Seasonal

Working with special needs

Our work is primarily with children with SEND and BESD. We also work in mainstream schools and on special projects such as the Bath Abbey School Singing Programme and with choirs and individuals wishing to compose their own works.

We regularly facilitate workshops at Music, Early Years, SEN and Mental Health Conferences throughout the UK.

Taught Instruments

  • Guitar & Bass

  • Ukulele
  • Singing / Voice
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Curriculum Music (Primary)
  • Curriculum Music (Secondary)
  • Musical Director / Conductor
  • Songwriting / Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Music Production

Ages Taught

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Rockschool

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Mere & Tisbury
  • Tidworth


“The cross curricular music initiative Matthew provided was the most inspirational and transformative week of my 20 year career” Executive Head, RADIUS Special Education Trust

Matthew is an exceptional practitioner with a wealth of skills. His passion for making a difference to the lives of children is evident from the minute he starts working with a child. He is meticulous in his approach and his outcomes are very impressive. He has turned around the life chances of some of our most vulnerable children and set them on a more positive path.” Headteacher, Neston Primary School, Wiltshire.

“We feel very fortunate to have Matthew delivering therapeutic music sessions to our children.” Headteacher, Lypiatt Primary School, Wiltshire.

“It was the first time the boys willingly gathered without difficulty. I observed a happy school of boys and staff for the first time ever.” Head of Care, Brantridge School, Sussex

Our Training & Development

We provide high quality CPD in:

  1. Therapeutic Songwriting
  2. Songwriting
  3. Jungian Archetype interventions (Sandtray)
  4. Music & Mindfulness
  5. Therapeutic Intervention Skills
  6. The Priority of Mental Health & Wellbeing
  7. Creating Enabling Environments for Learning
  8. Early Years Music
  9. Music for Whole School Improvement

Previously Worked With

Sirona Care & Health, South Glos Music Service, BANES Music Service, Wiltshire Music Service, Gloucestershire Music Service, RADIUS Trust, Play Therapy UK, Play Therapy International