Having completed an MA in music therapy at the University of the West of England, Bristol, Andy qualified as a music therapist in 2010 and began working as a music therapist for Thomas’s Fund for one day a week. His other music therapy jobs include working in a children’s hospital, a spinal injury centre and a specialist school for children with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. Andy has provided music therapy for further education students with autism, adults with learning difficulties and adults with dementia. Andy has previously worked with children and young people as a music teacher, youth worker and as a musician. He has also supported bereaved children and teenagers as a volunteer through a hospice and spent a year with a children’s project in Malawi.