Claire Cartwright is originally from Ireland. She plays piano and clarinet and has a background in teaching clarinet, recorder and music theory in primary schools and a concert band, where she was also musical director of the Junior Band. Claire achieved her BMus in 2008 from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Claire then graduated with an MSc Music Therapy (Nordoff-Robbins) from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2011. Claire has been working with Nordoff-Robbins Scotland since August 2011, working in Glasgow and surrounding areas. Her clinical experience includes work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, various learning disabilities, profound and complex needs, social and emotional behavioural difficulties, mental health problems, visual and hearing impairments and dementia.