Due to the global Coronavirus outbreak we have placed our launch on hold until further notice. Like everyone else we are devastated by recent events but the main priority is to keep safe and well.

We will return with more energy and enthusiasm when this terrible time has ceased to be. In the meantime, thank you so much to those who have already donated, we will open in 2021 by hook or by crook


The Sarum Creative Sessions team of Richard Digance and Matt Black offer expert learning and invaluable professional advice to beginners or up and coming songwriters, authors, musicians and performers at a ridiculously reasonable rate plus 300 FREE SESSIONS available to less fortunate applicants suffering hardship through maybe unemployment or illness, even homelessness along with FREE provision of musical instruments. We are pleased to offer tuition in the following categories in 10 weeks of sessions in 2021.





Our intimate, one to one tuition is confined to just 24 students per day, of which 6 spaces, a quarter, are made available, subject to acceptance, to those with insufficient funds to afford such a luxury.

Even for those able to pay, our fees are just £8 per hour. To put this into perspective, the cost for guitar lessons for example, one of our categories, according to the UK National Guitar Academy website, ranges from £20 to £60 per hour.  Additionally, subscribing to a website for copyright information and protection can cost an annual £40. Thus, our £8 per hour is a steal, an 8-hour day for not much more than a one-hour guitar lesson.

We are funding the free tuition ourselves and with the help of kind people who wish to help out.

As we launch at the beginning of 2020 we have a donation facility through the safety of PayPal.

Everyone who donates, no matter how big or small, will be given a special mention of thanks on our special Benefactors page.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of those you may help to improve their writing and performance skills at their times of need due to unfortunate circumstances.


A BAFTA Nominated performer and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers & Songwriters. He has composed music for author, Bill Bryson, plus award winning documentaries including 'Dying For a Drink' and 'Down To Earth.'

As a poet, his 'Animal Alphabet' is used worldwide as an English teaching aid through the following outlets;

Fearon Teacher Aids Series, Grades 4-6, Illinois,USA - Canadian Ministry of Education-The British Columbia Foundation Skills Assessment, Vancouver Canada - Oxford University Press Anthology of Verse, book 5

The New Comprehensive Strategies 1-5, Book 3, The West Indies - People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation, London

The Animal Alphabet, BBC series - Western Australia Learning Aids

New Language For Learners, Form 1, Swaziland - The English Genie Course, book 6, India.


Managing Director of Hangover Hill Recording Studio in Dorset, Matt is an accomplished keyboard musician and live performer. He is a highly successful record producer as well as specialising in soundtrack music, voice-overs and jingles and is working alongside Richard in this charitable project through production and marketing seminars.

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