Course helps to fine tune potential career

A young student in the music studio. Picture by Jamie Penfold.
A young student in the music studio. Picture by Jamie Penfold.

Music students are being given a chance to fine tune their dreams or careers thanks to a new partnership.

TyneMet College has teamed up with the YMCA Recording Studios for new music production courses.

Individuals are able to perform at local venues and get involved in a whole host of college-wide events.

Studio manager Stephen Williamson said: “It’s an honour to work with so much local talent – it’s our job to nurture that talent in an education setting.

“The qualifications we offer provide a real grounding for those looking to get ahead in the music industry.

“We focus on the commercial aspect of the music industry, which provides our students with a credible distinction by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to break into the music industry.”

Music students will have the chance to hone talents at the music department, based at TyneMet’s Creative Studios.

Laura, 17, a student at the studios, said: “The BTEC Level 3 in Music Production at YMCA Music Studio has helped me further my knowledge and skills as a musician and producer.

“The course tutors are great and I have been able to learn and develop new and innovative ideas for my music - I have enjoyed every minute of the course.”

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