Centre for Advanced Training
Our Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) spans classical, folk, and contemporary styles, and delivers musical excellence for ambitious young musicians aged 10-18
The Glasshouse Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is a high-level music training programme for young people with exceptional potential and passion for music. It is part of the Department of Education Music and Dance Scheme network.
Taking place on Sunday during term time, students receive tuition, ensemble training and classes in music theory, alongside individual guidance and development. There are exciting opportunities to compose music and work alongside inspirational visiting artists, as well as multiple performance opportunities.
The CAT is open to a wide range of musical genres and instruments including voice.
If you’re interested in joining or have any questions, you can email our team at email@example.com.
Each programme area follows the below curriculum.
- 60 minute 1:1 lesson
- Music Language (aural/theory/musicianship skills)
- Small ensemble / piano class
- Performance opportunities
- Enrichment programme (including Improvisation and Presentation Techniques)
- Guidance from study leader team
- Workshops with visiting artists
- 1:1 lesson in a second instrument / voice / composition
- Youth Ensembles
The CAT promotes multiple performance opportunities throughout the academic year. These range from a regular lunchtime concert series and end of year festival in the halls of The Glasshouse to occasional external concerts.
The CAT scheduling is fully integrated with our Youth Ensemble provision which includes exciting performance experiences as well as work with musicians of international standing. Students must apply and audition for these ensembles separately.
The Centre for Advanced Training isn’t just for young people who want to make their music their profession. Former students have gone on to pursue a variety of careers and attend universities across the UK.
We do all we can to ensure that as well as having an enjoyable and fulfilling time in their musical studies, we prepare the young people with skills that will aid them in whatever career path they choose.
Our Centre for Advanced Training programme is available in a range of musical genres and instruments, including voice.
Having gone to Leeds College of Music and studied a Jazz degree at music conservatoire, I’ve recently completed my teacher training and I’m responsible now for planning and delivering my own exciting music curriculum to the students of Blyth. All of which wouldn’t be possible without the years of tuition and support I received at Sage Gateshead. My weekends have not been better spent since!
Jonny Thornton – Former student
Inside Centre for Advanced Training
Meet some of our Centre for Advanced Training students and tutors to get a taste of the programme.
* Week A and Week B apply to some students who have alternating lessons. If you haven’t been contacted about this, then this does not apply to you.
Sunday 17 September (A)
Sunday 24 September (B)
Sunday 1 October (A) – Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 8 October – Activity Day
Sunday 15 October (B) – Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 22 October (A) – Lunchtime Concert
Half term: No lessons on Sunday 29 October or Sunday 5 November
Sunday 12 November (B) – Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 19 November (A)
Sunday 26 November (B) – Lunchtime Concert
Sunday 3 December (A)
Sunday 10 December (Winter Wonders rehearsals and catch ups)
Sunday 17 December (Winter Wonders performances)
Sunday 7 January (B)
Sunday 14 January (A) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 21 January – Activity Day
Sunday 28 January (B)
Sunday 4 February (A) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 11 February (B) – Lunchtime concert
Half term: No lessons on Sunday 18 February or Sunday 25 February
Sunday 3 March (A)
Sunday 10 March (B) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 17 March (A)
Sunday 24 March (B) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 21 April (A)
Sunday 28 April (B) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 5 May (A)
Sunday 12 May (B) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 19 May (A)
Half term: No lessons on Sunday 26 May or Sunday 2 June
Sunday 9 June (B)
Sunday 16 June (A) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 23 June (B) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 30 June (A) – Lunchtime concert
Sunday 7 July (B)
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July – Summer Celebration Performances