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Centre & Office Closure

Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help

We understand at these difficult times that some families will be finding payment of these invoices challenging, especially where you might have significantly reduced incomes. We do not want to let money be a barrier to your child continuing to learn on the instrument they have chosen and we have made funding available to support this. Please click here to complete the COVID-19 Instrument Hire Help form and email to mark.medland@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Secondary Schools

Whole class ensemble tuition

Support your pupils’ learning in music and beyond: open up opportunities for their lives and futures.

10, 20 and 30 week programmes - currently highly subsidised - in:

Covers main elements of the National Curriculum; offers CPD/shadowing for teachers; led by highly skilled, specialist tutors.

VIP Studio Sessions from Charanga

VIP Studio Sessions gives you everything you need to create, produce and release your own music including an online recording studio. It's perfect for KS3, BTEC and GCSE or just to get more into creative music and was created by leading musician and producer Max Wheeler.

30-day free trial
Fully-functional, including online studio
Extensive teacher notes
Project plans
No obligation

Make Beats:

Learn to produce beats in styles such as Hip Hop, House, Grime, Dubstep, and more.  You'll start from the basics of how to load up your software all the way through to finishing a track, ready to play in a club or work with a vocalist.

Write Lyrics & Songs:

Here you'll learn how to write lyrics and come up with song ideas.  Progressing all the way through from developing concepts, to performing live and making sure you're ready to get in the studio.

Record & Mix:  

Learn how to produce finished music starting from the basics of what equipment you might need and how to set up, going all the way through to how to record vocalists & musicians, how to make your tracks sound great and to get them ready for the world to hear.

Release & Promote:

Find out how to release, promote and share your music and understand the music business.  Learn the best ways to get your music heard, look at music in the modern world and get professional feedback and career advice about the music industry.

Visit VIP Studio Sessions here

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