If you’re aged 11-16,  want to learn/make music or develop your skills, and fancy trying your hand at music technology or being part of a band, then our Audio-Base Saturday sessions could be for you.

  • Never made music? No problem, just turn up and we’ll help you find out how using music technology.
  • Already make music? This is for you too: you can develop your skills and learn new ones supported by skilled and experienced musicians.

You’ll be able to create, record and jam with others and you can learn the basics of music technology. The session leaders are all musicians and industry professionals who’ll help you develop their skills in creative surroundings. Check out the videos below to find out more.

PLEASE NOTE: The aim of these sessions is not to teach musical instruments, but to mentor young people as musicians, and for them to lead their own learning. We will support them to gain an understanding of the skills needed to be a musician – which are skills that are useful in life – improve their musical and creative skills, and collaborate with others. 

New for this term will be slightly more structured sessions and slots featuring specific skills (eg songwriting, music technology techniques), although the emphasis will still be on providing a space for young people to explore their own musicality and creativity.


2.30pm-4pm Severn Vale School music department
11am-1pm  SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford (in the grounds of Forest High)

Every Saturday (except school holidays), for ages 11-16.

Session dates for the Autumn term are: Sat 16 Sept  – Sat 14 Oct (5 weeks then a half term break) then Sat 11 Nov – Sat 9 Dec (5 weeks). The term is 10 weeks in total and you can save money by paying upfront for the term,


Pay as you go or pay up front for the Autumn term using PayPal (see button to right) or by card over the phone (click contact us above).

for those eligible for free school meals or in receipt of income support or other benefits – please supply evidence with your booking form or get in touch with us.

pay up front for full term – available only for full terms, up to and including the first session (eg Autumn – 10 sessions at £50) after that sessions will be charged at £6 per session.

To book, fill in the Booking Form to the right. To pay, you can pay up-front for the term (or the remainder of the term) using the PayPal button (please make sure you let us know on the booking form the name you’ll use for PayPal payments) or ‘pay as you go’ by cheque or cash each time you attend a session. For queries, see the Contact us page.


Fill in the Booking Form below and return it to us by email or post:


Pay by cheque or cash when you attend, or make a payment with PayPal:


Hear from Dan, Millie and the Dads of rock band Drifted, about the thrill of performing live on stage and the experience young people gain at our Audio-Base Saturday morning sessions. Would you like to be up there next year?

Find out more about out of school opportunities in Gloucestershire – we’re 2 mins in!

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Want to help us to survive, thrive and continue to offer great opportunities like this to young people? The fee for Audio-Base is heavily subsidised: we keep all prices as low as possible to ensure access.

If you feel you’re getting great value for money and can afford to pay more, you can help us spread these opportunities to more young people – particularly those who can least afford them – by using the donate by PayPal button below.

Many young people miss out on making music – particularly those who could benefit the most. With you help, we can put that right.


Who’s behind this?

Audio-Base is supported by SoundSpace, Sir William Romney school, and Severn Vale School, and by Make Music Gloucestershire, the county’s music education hub.