About the team

Music Therapist Katya

About our Music Therapist

Katya Herman is the first full-time music therapist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). She is a board-certified music therapist in the USA, and is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK. She is a certified Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT), NICU music therapist (NICU-MT), and MATADOC assessor. 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 methods to advance patient progress.

Her main instrument is the harp, but you’ll most likely see her in the hospital carting around her guitar, keyboard, ukuleles, and an unfathomable number of percussion instruments. Here's what she has to say:

‘It’s my job to help young people find joy, resilience and empowerment through music. The best bit of my job is watching a young person find their voice through music - or find a new way for that voice to be heard. It’s an incomparable experience, and one I constantly feel lucky to be a part of.’

Student Information

We offer clinical placements for second year MA music therapy students based in the United Kingdom (UK). If you are interested in applying for a student placement, please contact us using the details below. Placements are in high demand, and are limited due to staff capacity. We apologise in advance if we’re unable to accommodate your request.

Contact the team

To access music therapy while your child is at GOSH, you can ask your play specialist, nurse, doctor, or any of the health professionals involved in your care to have a referral placed.

You can also reach the music therapy service through the play department:

Play Services
Level 5 Frontage 
Great Ormond Street Hospital 

Main office number: 020 7829 8849