Songbeat – Friday Mornings 10.30-12.00

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Songbeat is a fun participatory music making session for adults with learning disabilities. Playing instruments, singing, improvising, songwriting, & recording.
No experience needed. For more information email stuartjebbitt@hotmail.com

 “I wanted to get a group going so that I can sing on stage!” Max, group member

“It really brings out creativity in people. It’s a good, safe space.” Becca, support worker

“It’s obvious that everyone is enjoying themselves” Daily Echo

AUTUMN 2021:

Autumn term dates 2021 – Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Dec 3rd

Cost: Sessions are £5 per person (carers free), 

Venue: North Baddesley Sports Pavilion, Sandy Lane (off Castle Lane), North Baddesley SO52 9EA

Directions to the Sports Pavilion – From the Asda roundabout at Chandlers Ford, take the Templars Way turning. Follow Templars Way until you turn left onto Castle Lane. The Pavilion is on Sandy Lane, at the end of Castle Lane on the right (just after the North Baddesley signs and just before you get to the traffic lights). 

(Please Note : Don’t use a Sat Nav as it will take you to the wrong end of Sandy Lane and there’s no way through to the Pavilion from that end!)

What is Songbeat?

Songbeat is an innovative project which aims to bring the benefits of music making to learning disabled adults and their carers.

The Sessions are designed to provide an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants.

We work on the basis of exploring sounds and instruments, and encouraging active engagement, without having to concern ourselves too much with ‘wrong notes’.

What is important, is that members feel able to get involved and immerse themselves in the joy of music making without fear of making ‘mistakes’.

For this reason we use a wide variety of easy access instruments, as well as clapping, stamping, and singing…whatever feels right.

Sessions include songs to encourage movement and communal singing as well as group percussion – These can be made up, improvised compositions (based on a theme) or well known songs which we explore and change as we wish.

We aim to give the group members the experience of making music together rather than passively consuming it.

Regular music sessions of this kind have been proven to….

Increase energy levels
Reduce stress levels
Improve general feelings of well-being
Enhance relationships and communication
Promote bonding between service users and their support workers
Combat isolation and boredom
Allow creative expression in a supportive environment
Improve confidence among members 
Encourage participation in a group
and…..It’s a lot of fun!

Ask to join our Private Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/136714573184732/

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