Community Sessions

“How can you place a value on what Soundabout offers? It allows people with no other way of expressing themselves – a voice. They are among equals – all can join in. Families get a break and a good afternoon out. Rare if not impossible to find something we can all enjoy together.”

Face-to-Face Community Music-Making

Our group sessions are aimed at providing interactive music and sound making sessions for people with severe and profound learning disabilities. They are delivered in small groups (a maximum of 8 participants) by two specialist Soundabout Music Practitioners.
All participants will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer who will stay with the person they are supporting to enable them to get the most out of the session. No musical talents are needed and everyone is welcome! Additional carers or siblings are also welcome to attend and enjoy the time together with the group. The groups are friendly, supportive places where we are led by the participants interests and abilities.


We are delighted to be launching face-to-face community sessions in Manchester! 

  • When: Coming soon.
  • Where: Derby Hall, The Met, Bury. 

We are hoping to launch community sessions elsewhere across the UK. Would you or someone you know benefit from face-to-face community music-making sessions in your area? Please let us know!

How to Book

To attend the session, you must pre-book and pay online. Please note that any cancellation made within 5 days of the session is not usually refundable. 

Each session costs £10 per person with disabilities. Parents/carers and siblings are free of charge. If the cost of the session is a barrier for you to attend, please contact the team to talk about a bursary place.

Covid-19 Safety

Soundabout takes the risk of Covid-19 very seriously on behalf of our community. We have a full risk assessment in place for delivering face-to-face sessions. See also our overview of what we have put in place to keep everyone attending safe. 

Your help with this is essential. Please do not attend a session if you or the person you support displays any Covid-19 symptoms. Please consider wearing masks indoors if you are able to do so. Please help us by keeping a social distance between other participants on the day.

Further Information

Click here to find out what to expect at a music making session.