See below for dates and times  

Turn Up The Quiet: Young Women's Music-Making


Meeting Point: Sage Gateshead’s Cafe on the Concourse


CoMusica presents a new series of FREE workshops designed for those who identify as women or non-binary aged 13-18 who would like to learn new musical styles and develop ideas. The workshop is open to singers and players of all musical styles and instruments. Beginners are welcome.

The workshops welcome young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or who are at risk of becoming NEET due to circumstances affecting their educational engagement

To find out more and to book a place in advance please contact [email protected] or call 0191 443 5249, or just turn up on the day.


When thirteen-year-old Elena McHugh joined a Turn Up the Quiet workshops she saw it as a hobby, and having completed the first few, Elena now wants to explore the career options within the music industry. Read all about her story here.

Contemporary Choir

Wednesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm, from 18 September (30 weeks during term time)

Experiment with harmony singing, focusing on popular and contemporary music.

Experimental Music

Thursdays 5pm - 7pm, from 19 September (10 weeks during term time)

Get experimental with technology! Develop your music-making skills using loop pedals, turntables and apps.


Thursdays 5pm - 7pm, from 16 January 2020 (10 weeks during term time)

Unleash your inner lyricist. Explore lyrics and melody writing skills and grow in confidence as a songwriter.

Music Production

Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm, from 21 April 2020 (10 weeks during term time)

An introduction to life behind the desk and in the sound booth. Record your music and work with a sound engineer to develop your skills asa music producer.

Thursday 16 January

(10 weeks term time)

No Ticket Required

Tuesday 21 April

(10 weeks term time)

No Ticket Required