Together in Sound

Together in Sound

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

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 2020

Dates:
Friday 17 January 2020 – Application deadline
Friday 24 January 2020 – Taster Sessions
Friday 7 February 2020 – Weekly Together in Sound groups commence
Friday 3 April 2020 – Informal celebration to friends, family & invited guests
Friday 17 April 2020 – 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 read the information sheet and complete and return the application form no later than Friday 17 January 2020.

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 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.

Autumn 2019

Spring 2019

Summer Songwriting Project 2018

Spring 2018


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