Our Gateshead campus is located right in the heart of the city, and just a short hop from the neighbouring city of Newcastle. Both towns have a buzzing music culture, making the area a first class choice to take your next steps in music.
With one of the most vibrant student communities in the country, the area is home to some staple music venues such as The Cluny (Newcastle) and The Sage (Gateshead). Famous for electrifying nightlife, intimate cheap pubs, late-night cafes, stunning live music venues and a famously friendly local population, Gateshead and Newcastle are excellent (and affordable!) areas to gig and build networks as a budding musician. The AMS Gateshead tutors are all working industry professionals, with local links and connections ready to help students build their profile either on the gigging circuit, or on the music business side of things.
Of course, coronavirus has sadly impacted many of our local venues and arts centres, but with several of them having recently received Arts Council England funding, we think Gateshead will be quick to get back on its feet.
Online learning: Since March we’ve swapped the studio for home, and come September we’re confident we’ll be in a great position to offer flexible, online learning to students if we need to. We’re also spreading out, finding new spaces for learning so that classrooms can be bigger and class sizes smaller. We were quick to adapt to the changes back in the Spring, and received some hugely positive feedback from our students.
“Group tutor sessions and live online performances have kept me feeling involved and uplifted during these crazy times” – Ella Crossland, Exeter student, April 2020.