Adult Learning Programme


Music Education Centre

Ability Level: Beginner Musician and Upwards

Voicebeat is a non-auditioned ‘natural voice’ style choir (if you can talk, you can sing!) which explores the singing traditions of a wide range of musical genres and cultures, from folk traditions of the UK and beyond, through to rock, pop and jazz repertoire as well as original compositions.

There’s an equal emphasis on achieving musical excellence, and using singing as a way of building and strengthening our social networks; Voicebeat is like a big ‘family’ of people from all walks of life who sing together.

It was one of the first choirs to be established when Sage Gateshead opened, and has been led by a range of popular MDs over the years, including Bex Mather, Beccy Owen, Mona Zeidan, and currently Dave Camlin.

About the Adult Programme

Whether you want to perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, or start from scratch, you can do it here. If you enjoy performing there will be plenty of opportunities for you to show off your skills. Some of our groups even get to perform on stage with visiting performers.

How to Book

You can book online for each term – just select the start date of the term you wish to book. If booking for the full year, please call Ticket Office as discounts apply.


Full price per term: £70
Concession price per term: £52.50

Full price per year: £189.90
(Book for all three terms and save)

Concession price per year: £137.40
(Book for all three terms and save)

Double-up Deal
Enrol onto one class and get any other Adult Learning class at the concessionary rate (termly classes only). Ticket Office only.

Concessions are available for people over 60, members of the Silver Programme, students and people in receipt of benefits.

Term Dates

This class will start and finish on a during term time.

Autumn Term: 19 September – 31 November 2016
Half term: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October 2016

Spring Term: 16 January – 30 March 2017
Half term: Monday 20 – Friday 24 February 2017

Summer Term: 24 April – 6 July 2017
(Monday classes only: Apr 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10
Half term: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 2017

All terms are 10 weeks long and include a half term break, unless otherwise stated.

Give it a Go!

If you enrol for one of our activities and decide that it isn’t right for you, we will offer you a full refund as long as you let us know within your first three weeks of attending.

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