Together in Sound

Together in Sound

A free interactive music therapy group in Saffron Walden for those living with dementia and their companions

About

Saffron Hall and Anglia Ruskin University are pleased to be working in partnership to provide the opportunity for people living with dementia and their carers to attend a 10-week music therapy group.

Together in Sound music therapy groups aim to bring the power of music to those living with dementia. We’ll focus on joint music-making and listening with a goal of supporting communication, relationships, and increasing quality of life through a collaborative group process. There will be opportunities to sing, play and listen to live music together, with weekly sessions led by music therapists and visiting professional musicians from Saffron Hall. The 10-week groups will conclude with an informal sharing and celebration with friends and family toward the end of the 10 weeks.

Would you like a taste of what this project is all about? Why not watch our film by clicking this link: Together in Sound: A Journey with Dementia

Spring 2021

Click here to apply online for Spring 2021

Dates:
Taster session: 22nd January 2021
Weekly sessions commence: 5th February 2021
Sharing session: 9th April
Final session: 16th April
(please note this includes a break over Easter weekend)

Times
We will be running a number of Friday group sessions in morning and afternoons – please make sure you tell us your availability on the Together in Sound application form.

Where
The taster sessions and weekly sessions will take place online via ZOOM. Please do not let this put you off coming along, we will help you to get online! We haven’t failed yet.

Cost
Free of charge to all participants. Saffron Hall is a registered charity – all donations welcome.

Who
The groups are for anyone living with a diagnosis of dementia and their main carer, friend or relative who is consistently able to accompany. The groups are run by a registered Music Therapist and Music Therapy students from Anglia Ruskin University.

What next?
If you or someone you know is interested in attending the group, register your details via the online application link below or call Katie on 01799 588545 and leave a message, she will get back to you ASAP.

We ask that participants commit to attending the full course of weekly sessions.

Quick Links

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Together in Sound Resources

Together in Sound resources for current participants

More info


Previous Together In Sound Courses

Get a flavour of our Together In Sound project with these snapshots of our previous courses.

Spring 2020

Watch the BBC News report on our online Together in Sound sessions in Spring 2020

Read more about the experience of online sessions for participants

 

Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Summer Songwriting Project 2018

Spring 2018

Together in Sound is generously supported by Sally Groves in memory of Dennis Marks

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