Saturday Sessions

Saturday Sessions are group events open to anyone aged between 9 and 99 years old with or without a disability. The focus of the session rotates each week.

On the first Saturday of each month, we hold our Drum Circle. Led by Martin and Debbie, these sessions are an opportunity to use any type of percussive instrument from across the world! You might like to try djembes from Africa, gathering drums from North America, egg shakers or maybe agogos from Latin America. You do not need to have any prior experience of drumming—just come along and feel the rhythm!

On the second Saturday of each month, we hold our Tech Jam. This is the only one of our Saturday Sessions where numbers are limited, so booking is essential. In the Tech Jam, we play music that has to be plugged in to be heard—anything from electronic tablets, phones, soundbeam and keyboards to electric guitars using wawa pedals and switches. At the sessions, you will learn how to make music using a variety of different electronic techniques – come along and be inspired! For a taster of what happens at Tech Jam, click on the video below.

The third Saturday of each month is our Singing Sessions. These are led by Linda of Swindon Community Choir. At these sessions, we sing a mix of new and old songs and experiment with our voices. We sometimes sing acapella or accompanied by the guitar or even an ipad.

We welcome all standards of singing and the main requirement is an interest to meet people and have fun through music!

On the final Saturday of each month, we hold our Taster session. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and what you want to do musically. It is ideal for people who have never been to Music Alive before or if you aren’t sure what you are interested in.

The main benefit of all of these sessions is that it is a great place to meet a great mix of people and most importantly to have fun. Our Saturday Sessions are £5 each and although only the Tech Jam is limited for space, please let us know if you plan to come by emailing sessions@music-alive.org.uk.