Gemma Milligan

Gemma Milligan, achieved a BMUS (Hons) from the University of Newcastle in 2003 followed by a music therapy diploma from Edinburgh University the following year, and has been working for Grampian Music Therapy since being established in 2004.

She has a vast experience of working with clients of all ages in a variety of settings including nurseries, schools, hospitals, care homes and day centres.  Referrals can often come from parents, social workers, doctors, educational psychologists, schools and occupational health.

Gemma enjoys using music to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities in a group setting with friends and family and making music accessible to all.  Her main interest lies within group music therapy to encourage social interaction, confidence building and development of creative play. All music therapists must be HPC registered and members of the APMT (Association Of Professional Music Therapists).

Her current work includes providing individual sessions for children and adults with multiple support needs.

All music therapists must be HPC registered and members of the BAMT (British Association Of Professional Music Therapists).






Jo Pratsides
Jo started playing the piano at the age of 6 and began composing music at the age of 15.
She has a masters in Music Therapy and an honours degree in music practice. She has a lot of experience in mainstream primary work, working with children who suffer with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Jo is currently specialising in music therapy for Dementia and Alzheimers, running therapy groups and piano lessons. Jo began working alongside Gemma at Grampian Music Therapy in September 2012. As well as her work in schools and nurseries, she also works with young adults with autism and teaches a number of children the piano, specialising in music theory as well.           


Mary Page

Mary Page is a harpist and board-certified music therapist from the United States. She attended university at Oklahoma and post-graduate school at Arizona State. She has studied concert harp under the instruction of nationally acclaimed pedagogues and enjoys using her music to bring joy and serenity to others.

Mary enjoys facilitating music therapy to all populations. Her primary therapeutic experience is grounded in mental health and psychiatric care. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and preventative care in every individual.  Mary joined the team at Grampian Music Therapy in early Spring 2019.