Together in Sound

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

Groups of participants and audience sit in curved seating blocks around a central stage which is full of instruments

About Together in Sound

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 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.

Apply for Together in Sound Autumn 2021

Dates
Taster session: 17th September 2021
Weekly sessions commence: 8th October 2021
Sharing session: 3rd December 2021
Final session: 10th December 2021

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

Times

There are currently two groups:
11am-12.30pm
2-3.30pm
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. The sharing session will take place at Saffron Hall.

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.

Application options

Apply online

The quickest way to apply is by completing our online application form on a computer, tablet or smart phone

Fill in a paper form

Please read the information sheet and fill in the application form and then post or drop off at the Saffron Hall office:

Together in Sound - Saffron Hall Trust
Uttlesford District Council Office
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4UH

Get in touch

If you'd like to find out more before you apply, or you would like us to email or post you the application form, please get in touch with Katie McKinnon:

  • By phone: 01799 588545
  • By email: katie.mckinnon@saffronhall.com

More from Together in Sound

The Together in Sound sessions.

Participant resources

Resources for current Together in Sound participants
A music therapy group sits making music together, with Claire Molyneux leading them holding a guitar

A Journey with Dementia

Watch our documentary about the Together in Sound project

Donate to Together in Sound

Together in Sound partners

Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research Logo
Saffron hall purple logo