Access To Music Bristol
Access to Music Bristol is the place for anyone interested in music courses in Bristol, Bath and the South West. The centre offers courses in Music Performance, Music Technology and Music Business as well as Level 4 courses in Artist Development.
Learning with Access to Music is an exciting and unique experience which is refreshingly different to being in a big school or college. We are 100% dedicated to music and we work with people who are equally passionate about music.
Access to Music Bristol runs from a commercial rehearsal and studio business which means that your place of learning is at the heart of the regional music scene - the studios have been used by famous artists such as PJ Harvey and Portishead.
Our staff are all experienced musicians and they get to know who you are and what you want to be. We have a proven track record of students going on to university and into the industry (e.g. Ariane).
Access to Music Bristol benefits from being part of the UK’s leading popular music college which has pioneered popular music education in this country for 20 years. This means your education and training is quality-assured by our national team. Access to Music designs is own music qualifications in partnership with Rockschool, so our courses are the most up-to-date and relevant for 16-18s looking to get into the music industry.
Finally, Bristol is a great place to study music with a really vibrant music culture and we offer plenty of opportunities to get out and perform or work at venues and festivals. You'll also benefit from national industry opportunities such working at music festivals and showcases for record labels.
Access To Music Bristol
309 Central Park
Access to Music acts are taking parti in BBC Introducing in the West's Gig Crawl in Bristol. Sam and Richard will be taking a trip down Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft, visiting four venues in one night, including The Golden Lion, The Gallimaufry, The Canteen and Bar 51.
Performing at the Gallimaufry from 8pm will be Access to Music bands, Lionesque, Maddy & The Hatters and Raffaella.
The Somewhere area at the boutique Green Man Festival in Wales is a multi-media adventure zone for 13-17 year olds. It's also the place where you'll find Access to Music, who are attending this iconic festival for the first time.
Situated in an idyllic location in the Brecon Beacons, the festival runs from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August. During that time Access to Music will be hosting have-a-go workshops, while also showcasing student acts on a dedicated youth stage.
Young festival-goers will be able to get stuck in with some great music activities, while finding out more about Access to Music. A Busker's Corner stage will run through the entire festival, offering punters the chance to say 'I played at the Green Man Festival!'. The workshops will take place between 12 and 5pm on Saturday, with a choice of Vocal and Improvisation, Songwriting, Sampling and Beat Making, plus DJing and Beat Matching.
Performing on the Somewhere stage will be the following student acts:
- Listeners - a male/female 2 piece, using stunning piano and guitar to accompany the simple and elegant close two-part harmony.
- Jasper Storey - a solo artist, rooted in folk music. He is very well known for his catchy songs and his mash ups of existing songs! A great voice, husky and passionate.
- Flowerpot - an all female three-piece rock band.
- Fires - a four piece alternative band, heavily influenced by blues and noise rock.
- Raffaella - an amazing lead vocalist, drawing influence from rock and R&B. Think Beth Ditto meets Skunk Anansie.
- Lionesque - a female artist who has embraced the Bristol underground sound, being heavily influenced by hip hop and dub, mixed with silky vocals.
- Painted Faces - a four piece band who have seamlessly fused their individual influences to create a new post-punk/alternative sound
Access to Music's involvement in the festival has been coordinated by Emily Ralston, the Partnership & Recruitment Officer at Access to Music Bristol. She has motivated both staff and students to get involved and make the event special. Commenting on the experience, she said 'I am a great fan of the Green Man Festival, so it is really amazing to be able to contribute to this year's event through my work with Access to Music. It has been a pleasure and a challenge to put all the activities together and deal with the logistics that come with working at large festivals'.
> Find out more about Somewhere at Green Man