SoundsCreative Lab

Family-friendly, intergenerational workshops and courses for children (8+) and their adults


Sunday 6 August, 2.30pm (Singing workshop)
Monday 7 August, 2.30pm (Percussion workshop)


Tara Franks


Studio 1, Lower Close, Dartington, Totnes


£10 (£5 under 26s) per workshop

About this event

As part of Tara Franks’ week-long SoundsCreative Lab course at Dartington Music Summer School, join us for two standalone workshop sessions suitable for children aged 8+ and their adults.

Sunday 6 August, 2.30 – 4pm

This relaxed, fun and family-friendly session (suitable for children 8 years and over and their adults) focuses on ‘finding your voice’ by singing together in a cappella folk song learnt by ear.

Monday 7 August, 2.30 – 4pm

This sessions focusses on percussion and body percussion – find your rhythm in this family-friendly, intergenerational session (suitable for children 8 years and over and their adults).

For a longer, more immersive course, join Tara’s four-day (Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th August, 2.30pm daily) short course, exploring rhythm, the basics of improvisation and working together to devise a piece of original music, with an optional informal sharing on the Friday. To join the four day course, please book by calling the Summer School team on 01803 847080 or emailing

Dartington Music School School & Festival 2023

This event is part of the Dartington Music Summer School & Festival, a thrilling summer of live classical, jazz, folk and experimental music on the Dartington estate.

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Summer Festival Booking information

We're delighted to welcome you back for another glorious summer of live music. In line with current guidance, audiences are no longer required to wear masks, however you may elect to wear a mask in more crowded indoor environments and you may see some of our staff doing the same.

You can book online any time by clicking the link below. Alternatively, if you have any queries about this event or want to book over the phone, get in touch with the Box Office on 01803 847070 (lines are open 1-7pm) or

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Sunday 6th August

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