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:

  • Clap Your Hands
  • Everywhere we Go
  • Hi There, Wave
  • Stop and Go songs
  • Think of Me
  • Vive la Compagnie
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • Crackers Maracas

All these videos have been made possible by grants from Aspire.

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.  At the moment we are swapping fortnightly between singing at West Park United Reformed Church and online sing-alongs on zoom.  Later in the year we hope to meet at the chuch every week and incorporate some instrumental and movement-based music workshops into our sessions.

On singing mornings the Off By Heart choir and the All Together group meet to sing, with some tunes that include actions and props.   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 are opening back up carefully at the moment, so an invitation is needed to attend the singing sessions at the church.

For more information including risk assessments, to request an invitation back, to register or to try a taster session, please contact one of our leaders.

YAM workshops and choirs

The YAM team are busy getting us all back together.

We are inviting people who come independently to sing with us again.  Those who come in groups can still take part on zoom.  Those who come to live singing rehearsals will need to let one of the leaders know they are coming.

Rehearsal information:

  • We meet on Fridays 10:30-12 during term time at West Park United Reformed Church, Spen Lane, Leeds.
  • Live singing mornings will be:
    • 24th September
    • 8th October
    • 22nd October
    • ...and we hope to add some more dates soon...
  • Each session costs £3 per customer.  Carers and staff do not pay.
  • There will be songs to sing along and move to, solo spots, listening games and instrument workshops.
  • We will be working toward a small Christmas concert. 

Zoom singing information:

  • We meet on the alternate Fridays on zoom online 10:30-11:15 during term time.
  • Zoom dates will be:
    • 1st October
    • 15th October
    • ..and we hope to add some more...
  • These sessions are free.
  • They include songs with movement and props.
  • Contact Joanna Winster (below) for more information about the zoom singalongs

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!

Sue Siddall, sue@lelonzac.co.uk, 0113 275 8991
Mavis West, mad.west@btinternet.com, 0113 268 3302
Joanna Winster, jo.winster@gmail.com, 07757 803439

 

Please note: YAM sessions are starting back gradually, and we will let customers know when we are ready for them to come back.  Please only go to choirs or workshops if you have been invited and if you are feeling well.  If you have any questions please contact choir leaders.

 

Off Bu Heart singing at Leeds town hall