Together in Sound Saffron Walden

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.

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 to join a Together in Sound group

Autumn 2023
We are currently welcoming applications to join Together in Sound Saffron Walden in Spring 2024.

Taster Session Friday 12th January
Weekly sessions commence: Friday 19th January

Final Sharing Session: Friday 22 March

Once we have received your application a member of the Together in Sound team will be in touch. Please be aware that as there is an increasing demand for places in Together in Sound groups, we may hold a waiting list for participants.


There are currently three groups:
10-11.30am, 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.

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 4ER

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more before you apply, or you would like us to email or post you an application form, please get in touch:

  • By phone: 01799 588545
  • By email:

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

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

Together in Sound partners

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