Choirs and workshops

for adults with learning difficulties

Sing from home with Mavis, Joanna, Josh & Jo!

Click on the video to play.  This set of songs includes:

  • Are you all Happy?
  • The Rainbow Song
  • A Young Austrian

All these videos have been made possible by grants from Aspire and LMEP (Leeds Music Education Partnership).

For credits and permissions of individual songs, please see the descriptions on the videos by clicking on the YouTube logo.

Our YAM [YAMSEN Adult Music] groups meet weekly on Friday mornings during the academic year.  We swap fortnightly between singing and workshop mornings.

On singing mornings the Off By Heart choir rehearses for performances whilst the All Together group have a sing-along that includes actions and props.  Both rehearse together at the end of the morning.  Off By Heart perform at various concerts and festivals throughout the year.

Workshop mornings can include guests concerts, playing instruments, talent shows, arts and crafts.  Our songs and workshops are chosen with input from our customers.

  • We meet on Friday mornings 10:30-12:00 during academic term time
  • at West Park United Reformed Church, Spen Lane, Leeds LS16.
  • Each session costs £3.00 per customer.  Carers/staff do not pay.

For more information, to register or to try a taster session when we are back again, please contact one of our leaders.

For a list of activities download the 2019-2020 YAM diary--click here.

Join the YAM team for an online end-of-year sing-along video party on Friday 17th of July at 10:30.

  • There will be songs to sing along and move to, solo spots and party games.
  • Please wear a bright coloured top and a hat.
  • The party is on Zoom.  It's a private party for our Friday morning folks, so please contact the leaders to get a link.

You can contact us by email (below), or through the YAMSEN facebook page or YAMSEN twitter account.  You can also contact Joanna on WhatsApp or messenger.  We appreciate what families or carers can do to help us and our customers to stay connected, so a big thank you in advance!

Sue Siddall,, 0113 275 8991
Mavis West,, 0113 268 3302
Joanna Winster,, 07757 803439


Please note: YAM sessions are suspended for the moment, and we will let customers know when we are ready to come back.  Please do not come to choirs or workshops until you hear from us.  If you have any questions please contact choir leaders.






YAM workshops and choirs
Off Bu Heart singing at Leeds town hall