Gráinne works as a music therapist for Nordoff Robbins Scotland from the charity’s Glasgow and Lothian bases. She trained at Queen Margaret University, qualifying as a music therapist in 2013 and joining the charity in 2014. Before moving to Scotland, Gráinne gained her Licentiate Diploma in Piano Teaching from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2005 and specialised in composition for an M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin (2007). She worked for several years as a piano teacher, accompanist and pre-instrumental music teacher in various music schools throughout Dublin.
As a music therapist, Gráinne’s clinical experience spans work with children and adults with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, neurological disorders and a range of other complex needs, as well as adults with dementia. Gráinne enjoys sharing her work and has broad experience of delivering workshops as well as presenting research, including at the 9th and 10th European Music Therapy Congresses (2013, 2016), the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy (2014), and the 1st and 2nd British Association of Music Therapy Conferences (2014, 2016). She is an active performing musician and currently performs as a pianist and violinist with a number of Edinburgh-based folk and Latin American groups.