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Benefits of joining BAMT

Whether you are a Music Therapist, in training or simply interested in Music Therapy, we welcome you to join  BAMT.

There are several categories of membership. Please see the apply online section below for more information about which category is best for you. 

Practitioner membership (including trainee, overseas and career break) with the BAMT offers:

  • Subscription to our monthly e-bulletin with the latest news and events
  • Job notifications
  • Free online access to the British Journal of Music Therapy
  • Subscription to our magazine, Leading Note (twice a year)
  • Membership with the Networks and Area Groups
  • Access to our members' only online forum
  • Links to the European Music Therapy Association and the World Federation of Music Therapy
  • Access to free resources, professional advice and support
  • Access to the members'-only section of the website
  • Free listing in the BAMT Find a Therapist service
  • Access to the BAMT supervision register
  • Reduced rates for BAMT CPD training and events

Associate and corporate membership is for individuals and organisations with an interest in Music Therapy, and membership with BAMT offers:

  • Online access to the British Journal of Music Therapy
  • Subscription to our magazine, Leading Note (twice a year)
  • Access to BAMT events 
  • Access to free resources, professional advice and support
  • Latest news and information about music therapy
  • Links to the European Music Therapy Association and the World Federation of Music Therapy
  • Access to CPD events
Tax relief on annual subscriptions to BAMT

As a member of BAMT, it is possible to claim tax relief on your full annual subscription. BAMT is now listed under the 'Approved professional organisations and learned societies' on the HMRC website. It is easy to set up and this means that the cost to both self-employed and employed members for their membership with BAMT is lowered by the rate of tax.

If you are self-employed you can submit your claim with your self-assessment return.

If you are employed, the amount of the tax relief is claimed by following the link below and completing the online form which can be submitted electronically or in paper form. As an employee, you are not able to claim tax relief if your subscription is paid by your employer

Please note, you will also be able to obtain tax relief for your registration fee with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Please visit the following page for more information on claiming tax relief on professional membership: https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees/overview (Check in the list starting with 'M' - Music Therapy British Association for (BAMT) FY: 2014 to 2015)