About us

The Scottish Music Therapy Trust is run by a team of volunteers students, music therapists, academics and other professionals dedicated to promoting music therapy.

If you are interested in joining the team and becoming a trustee, please get in touch via our Contact page.

Chair: Tilly Mütter

Tilly is a student on the MSc Music Therapy Course at Queen Margaret University. After completing her undergrad in Canterbury she became the Music Lead at The Sunflower Federation Schools in Hertfordshire; for students with additional needs and profound multiple learning disabilities, where she used music to help improve the student’s individual targets.


Trustee: Hannah Quigley

Hannah is a student on the MSc Music Therapy Course at Queen Margaret University. Before beginning the course in September 2021, she studied Music at the University of Edinburgh where she gained experience delivering community music workshops in schools, mainly for children with additional support needs.   

Trustee: Maria Raptopoulou 

Maria is a student on the MSc Music Therapy course at Queen Margaret University. In July 2022, she graduated from the University of Edinburgh where she studied on the MA Music degree. In her undergraduate years, she gained experience in Community Music, delivering accessible music workshops in mainstream primary schools. She also has experience of delivering music sessions at the Grassmarket Community Project and the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, with patients in the Brain Injuries Unit and Older People’s Mental Health services.

Trustee: Phoebe Janisch

Phoebe is finishing her final year on the MSc Music Therapy programme at Queen Margaret University. She has a strong background in advocacy work, and thus far, has worked in adult mental health with mothers and their newborns, as well as young female adolescents in an education setting.

Trustee: Andrea Jardine

Andrea is a student on the MSc Music Therapy course at Queen Margaret University. Prior to starting the course, Andrea worked as a pupil support assistant in a mainstream primary school. She also set up her own business in 2021 providing violin lessons and performing at events.

Trustee: Stella Hadjineophytou 

Stella is a registered music therapist working with Nordoff and Robbins Music Therapy charity in Glasgow, Scotland. Stella facilitates music therapy in recovery settings, care homes, and a range of educational institutions and is an editorial board member of Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy.

Trustee: Calum Frame

Calum is a trainee music therapy student at Queen Margaret University. He has a BA in Music and Sound and specialised in Song writing. Calum has experience working with children and young people in an additional support needs school as well as working in palliative care in a hospice setting. Song writing has been a big part of his identity since he began writing at sixteen and has recently had the opportunity to bring this skill into clinical work.

Trustee: Alice Oakey

Alice is a student music therapist completing her final year of study at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Before starting her postgraduate training, Alice worked as a mentor for the Open Door Charity, Birkenhead where she worked on a 1:1 basis with young adults delivering mental health support. In 2021, she gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Liverpool where she developed an interest in bridging together her love of music with healthcare and community. Alice believes that music helps us connect with others by first helping us to connect with ourselves.

Trustee: Ellie Martindale

Ellie is currently in her first year at Queen Margaret University studying a MSc in Music Therapy. After studying Music at Nottingham University, she worked with a charity (Sinfonia Viva, based in Derby, England) to facilitate creative projects such as a community choir for carers and sensory music sessions in special needs schools. Since moving to Scotland, she worked at the Edinburgh International Festival and currently works with the Festival Chorus.

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