Together in Sound Saffron Walden
A free interactive music therapy group in Saffron Walden for those living with dementia and their companions
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.
Read about Together in Sound in Journal articles
The journal articles below were written in collaboration with the Together in Sound team from CIMTR and Saffron Hall Trust. Click on the blue links below to read the article. Articles will open in a new page.
Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy
First published 19 Dec 2020
Title and link: Together in Sound: Music therapy groups for people with dementia and their companions – moving online in response to a pandemic
Journal of Music, Health and Wellbeing
First published September 2021
Title and link: Still Together in Sound: narratives from online music therapy with people living with dementia and their companions during lockdown.
Apply for Together in Sound Spring 2022
Spring 2022 (10 weeks):
Taster session: 28 January 2022
Weekly sessions commence: 4 February 2022
Final sharing session: 8 April 2022
Summer 2022 (8 weeks):
Taster session: 13 May 2022
Weekly sessions commence: 20 May 2022
Sharing session: 15 July 2022
Final session: 22 July 2022
We ask that participants commit to attending the full course of weekly sessions.
There are currently three groups:
9.30-11am, 12-1pm, 2-3.30pm
Please make sure you tell us your availability on the Together in Sound application form.
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.
Free of charge to all participants. Saffron Hall is a registered charity – all donations welcome.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org