Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy is a registered UK charity that receives no statutory funding. The charity runs the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre in London and a number of music therapy outreach projects nationwide. It also runs postgraduate training courses in music therapy and a research programme with regular public courses and conferences.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy runs the annual Silver Clef awards that bring together the cream of the music sector to raise money for the charity.
Nordoff Robbins patrons include: Brian Bennett, David Bowie, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Def Leppard, Roger Daltrey, Dido, Dire Straits, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Jay Kay, M People, Hank Marvin, Brian May, George Michael, Pink Floyd (including guitarist David Gilmour), Marti Pellow, Sir Cliff Richard, Keith Richards, Mike Rutherford, Status Quo, Sting, Rod Stewart, Roger Waters, Bill Wyman and Oasis (2008). The method is also influenced by the work of ethnomusicologist Charles Keil.