If you’re aged 10-16*,  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.

You’ll also get opportunities to perform at our monthly music nights at The Cavern, Gloucester (programmed by young people), and festivals such as SOMAC and Tadstock.

PLEASE NOTE: The aim of these sessions is not to teach musical instruments, but to mentor young people as musicians, and provide a space where they can explore their own creativity. They’ll gain an understanding of the skills needed to be a musician (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).


* We welcome pupils who have taken part in our whole class music tech programmes in primary schools, and are in year 6 *




11-12.30pm Studio 340, CCP, High Street, Cheltenham
2.30pm-4pm Severn Vale School music department, Quedgeley, Gloucester
11am-12.30pm  SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford (in the grounds of Forest High)

Every Saturday (except school holidays), for ages 11-16*
Please note all sessions now run for 1.5 hours.

Session dates for the Summer term are:
Sat 21 April  – Sat 19 May [4 weeks – no session on bank hol Sat 5 May [plus no session at Severn Vale on 12 May]
Half term break/bank holiday then
Sat 9 June – Sat 14 July [6 weeks].

The term is 10 weeks in total and you can save money by paying upfront for the term.


Pay as you go/weekly.


pay up front for full term – available only for full terms, for payments taken up to and including the first session (eg Spring 9 sessions at £45).

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.
Do talk to us if you need help with fees. We do not want money to be a barrier to anyone taking part.

To book, fill in the Booking Form to the right. To pay:

Save money and pay up-front for the term by phone (see the Contact us page) or by 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.

Audio-Base Saturday morning music sessions Gloucestershire


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 to the right.

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.