The two organisations are launching a four-day summer school which
gives young musicians the opportunity to collaborate on
song-writing and recording as well as offering insights from
industry professionals on how to promote and release material in
the digital world.
BBC Music freelancer and tutor Dan Coggins from Core, who as a
guitarist and songwriter has worked alongside musicians such as
Take That and Supergrass along with being label manager for bands
Garbage and Ash said:
"We've put together a really accessible course for any young people
with an interest in making music at any level. The fun is in
bringing together teenagers from different musical backgrounds and
allowing them to collaborate on songs using instruments and modern
technology. You'd be surprised at the quality achievable on
tablets, laptops and even mobile phones."
"The sky is the limit when it comes to creativity in young
musicians but often there's a need for guidance on structuring and
harnessing ideas. So whether you're an aspiring singer-songwriter,
a classical musician, a budding bassist, a bedroom DJ or want to
form a band, we'll show you how to work together and come up with
Michael Evans, Course Leader and Tutor on the BTEC Music Production
course at Northumberland College said: "We are excited about this
development and are delighted to be working with Core Music, who do
a brilliant job in developing young musicians in
"This opportunity will give participants a unique and fun
experience that will develop their song writing skills, introduce
them to the use of technology to enhance their music and skills and
will also provide insights into how the industry works as both Dan
and I, as tutors, are actively involved in the music industry as
musicians and producers."
The course will run from Monday August 8, until Thursday, 11 August
at Core Music Hexham.
Places can be booked via Northumberland College's website, www.northumberland.ac.uk.
Further information about the course can be found by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.