Together in Sound Braintree

A new, free interactive music therapy group in Braintree for those living with dementia and their companions

The Together in Sound summer party.

About Together in Sound

Saffron Hall, Braintree Museum and Anglia Ruskin University are pleased to be working in partnership alongside Braintree Museum 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's programme. There is an informal sharing and celebration with friends and family toward the end of the 10 week programme.

Together in Sound groups have been running in Saffron Walden since 2018 and we are delighted to now offer these sessions in Braintree!

Apply for Together in Sound Braintree Summer 2022

Dates
Autumn 2022 (10 weeks):

Taster session: Thursday 29 September 2022
Weekly sessions commence: Thursday 6 October 2022
Sharing session: Thursday 1 December 2022
Final session: Thursday 8 December 2022

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

Times
There are currently two groups:
10-11.30am, 2-3.30pm

Please make sure you tell us your availability on the Together in Sound Braintree application form.

Where
The taster sessions and weekly sessions will take place at Braintree Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, CM7 3HW.

Cost
Free of charge to all participants.

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 Braintree Museum:

Laura Barnard - Together in Sound
Braintree Museum
Manor St
Braintree
CM7 3HW

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 Laura Barnard

By phone: 01376 328868 (extension 14)
By email: laura.barnard@bdmt.org.uk

More from Together in Sound

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

We offer this project to participants for free, but we welcome donations

Together in Sound partners

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