Together in Sound

Together in Sound

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

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.

Spring 2019

If you are interested in participating in Together in Sound Spring 2019, we ask that you fill out and return the application form and attend a Taster Session on Friday 25 January 2019 where you will meet the Together in Sound team and decide together if the group is right for you. Places will then be offered. Please note that we expect the spring groups to be oversubscribed, but we hope to be running more groups in the future.

Dates:
Friday 25 January 2019 – Taster Sessions
Friday 8 February 2019 – Weekly Together in Sound groups commence
Friday 5 April 2019 – Informal celebration for friends, family & invited guests
Friday 12 April 2019 – Final session

Times:
We will be running a number of Friday group sessions – 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 at The Salvation Army Hall, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, CB10 1AG

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, please complete and return the application form by post or email no later than 11 January 2019. Our email address is togetherinsound@saffronhall.com and our postal address is Together In Sound, Saffron Hall, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4ER.

Click here to download the Information Sheet
Click here to download the Application Form

We ask that participants commit to attending the full course of weekly sessions. As we expect Together in Sound to be oversubscribed, we will be operating a waiting list. There will also be a limited number of individual music therapy sessions available – this can be discussed in the taster session.

If you have any further questions please contact us on 01799 588545 or togetherinsound@saffronhall.com and one of our team will be very happy to help.

Previous Together In Sound Courses

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

Summer Songwriting Project 2018

Spring 2018

December 2018

 

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