Irish Association of Creative Therapists


What is music therapy? Music therapy is an evidence based health care profession where music is used to assist or motivate  a person towards specific non music goals. Music therapists are highly trained, work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and are employed by schools, hospitals, respite homes, mental health and community settings, privately and by local authorities. Therapists are regulated by the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists. For more information about music therapy visit our FAQ page.

What do we do? Music therapists use their training as musicians, clinicians, and researchers to effect changes in cognitive, physical, communication, social interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, emotional skills and personal development. Music therapists conduct client assessments, develop treatment plans, implement therapy processes/treatment plans and evaluate progress. Sessions can be held on a one to one or group basis and can also include families. Clients are empowered and human capabilities are enhanced through music. Click here to have a more detailed look at the services I provide.

Why choose music therapy? Music is a part of all our lives. When we pause for a moment and think about music and our own lives we quickly realise that music is always there: on the radio, TV, in movies,  at school, in our homes, at parties, weddings and funerals. Music is always there. Music moves people. It connects people in ways no other medium can. It is a universal language, it is non verbal, multi modal, relational and because of this people can engage regardless of age, diagnosis , illness or disability. Music transcends, it seeks out ability. Music is a therapeutic tool. A therapeutic relationship is formed through music. Music is used to achieve maximum client participation where no musical experience is needed. Musical experiences can include hello, goodbye songs, singing or vocalising,  improvised musical play, improvisation, playing various percussion and melodic instruments, and listening to music. Click here for more information on who can benefit most from music therapy.

Music is our common energy. Add music to your life, every day.

Meet Lindsey

LINDSEY AHERNEMusic Therapist, Neurological Music Therapist
MA Music Therapy, Dip. Perf/Edu, BMus

Singing and music has always been a part of my life. I began my professional studies with distinguished soprano and teacher Irene Sandford at the Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin at the age of 16. Irene took me under her wing and instilled a love for singing, opera and music. I will be forever grateful for her kindness and guidance and was so fortunate to have such a fantastic mentor, teacher and friend.

On completion of my Leaving Certificate, I was awarded a scholarship in Singing at the Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin. I completed a 4 year Bachelor of Music honours degree at UCD, a Diploma in Education and Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and a two year MA in Music Therapy at University Limerick,  the only music therapy masters in Ireland . I am now a qualified Neurological Music Therapist and have also trained in Sound healing.

I have over 12 years experience and have worked as a primary school music teacher, vocal coach, choir and musical director,  producing many shows with children up to adults in schools, theatre schools and in the community. I am passionate about singing, the human voice and singing for health. I have a love for working with children and adolescents. I feel this and all my previous experience contributed and lead me on the path to become a music therapist. This is a field of health and a practice that I am deeply passionate about and it is such a rewarding profession. I work in a humanistic and person centred approach. I believe in empowering each client to build confidence and offer a space to grow in their own unique way.


“Super lady with exceptional musical ability.

Just 5 minutes with Lindsey is therapeutic!”


“A rare soul and a rare musical talent. Lindsey has the kindness of heart and the musical

ability to help others in so many ways. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”


“Lindsey has such a passion for music and her ability to get young

children and teenagers to enjoy music is amazing”


“She’s a great, patient teacher!”


Contact Lindsey today! 086 846 1559