We recently provided funding to bring music therapy to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London England! This is our first international program and we are honored to have brought on Katya Herman to develop this program. Since April 2019, she has facilitated over 370 sessions and brought music therapy to over 112 children!
Katya Herman MT-BC
Katya is the first full-time Music Therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children - a service that’s being delivered in collaboration with Chiltern Music Therapy. Having trained at Berklee College of Music, Katya is a board certified music therapist in the USA, and is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK. She is a certified Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT), NICU music therapist (NICU-MT), and MATADOC assessor.
Before starting at GOSH, Katya worked on the Trauma and Neuroscience wards at The Royal London Hospital, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she provided group and individual music therapy for patients across the lifespan and with diverse needs, including fragile health, psychiatric diagnoses, profound developmental disabilities, cognitive challenges, and highly complex social histories. This experience with a variety of clinical populations has deepened her understanding of how music can – when wielded with precision and care – be used to help patients reach their goals, whilst celebrating their strengths and selfhood.
She takes great pride in demonstrating how music can provide opportunities for meaningful connection, creative expression, and joyful shared experiences, whilst using robust, evidence-based protocols to advance patient progress.