Opening Times
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In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

Opening Times:
Building

In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice.

The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Keep up to date here.

 

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Musical Foundations

Musical Foundations is for children aged 4-5, and is designed to provide a platform into our Foundations Strings programme.

Musical Foundations

    • Age 4 – 5
    • Saturday 12.30 – 1.15pm
    • Termly Fee: £70
    • Bursaries are available

Your child’s musical journey starts here! Children of reception class age in school progress through a series of musical games, songs, rhymes and movement activities. Children acquire the musical skills which they will later draw on when they begin to learn to play an instrument. Each session lasts 45 minutes per week.

In the summer term the children are introduced to the violin, viola, cello and bass so that they can choose which instrument they would like to learn to play as part of Foundation Strings.

Due to the impact of the Covid pandemic, Sage Gateshead has had to furlough 95% of its staff.  The Creative Learning team (of which YMP is just one part) has been reduced significantly.  As a result of this and the need to wait for national guidance around cultural venues, we are unable to produce accurate information for the new academic year in the way we normally would.  We will update the website with detailed information at the earliest possible time. In the meantime, more information on the planned schedules and fees for each programme is contained in the link below.

Musical Foundations

Fees & Bursaries

Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.

Here’s some more information about bursaries. If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at [email protected]

Progression

Children taking part in Musical Foundations can move on to:

    • Foundation Strings
    • Step Up programmes

Foundation Strings