Got the base? Try your hand at new local music sessions
Two new music sessions in Coleford and Tetbury are being launched for young people to try their hand at music technology or being part of a band.
The sessions, named Audio Base, will be held on Saturday mornings and are run by The Music Works, one of the partners in Make Music Gloucestershire, the music education hub led by Gloucestershire County Council.
Young people don't have to have any experience of music or technology to take part, and will be able to create, record and play music with others.
They will be able to learn the basics of music technology and rock their own sounds live using state of the art recording systems and instruments in a studio environment.
The session leaders are all industry professionals who'll help participants to develop their skills in creative surroundings.
Audio Base takes place at Lakers School, in Coleford, and Sir William Romney in Tetbury, each Saturday from 10-11am (ages 8-11), and 11am-1pm (ages 12-16) and cost £4.40. You can join at any time, but need to book first.
Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people said: "Audio Base sessions will be a fun and engaging way for young people to learn about different elements of music."
"These sessions will offer young people the opportunity to realise their own potential and is a fantastic way for people to express themselves."
Audio Base has been developed to complement the existing classical and jazz music centres and groups run by Gloucestershire Music, part of the county council.
These existing groups are for people at all stages of learning, from beginners to advanced musicians, and there are adult groups too. Membership works out at around £4.60 per week.
For more information and to book for The Music Works' Audio Base sessions, visit: www.themusicworks.org.uk and look in the 'news' section.
To find out more and to book for Gloucestershire Music's groups and centres visit www.gloucestershiremusic.org.uk