Access To Music Norwich
Access to Music Norwich is the place for anyone interested in music courses in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Norfolk/Suffolk. The centre offers courses in Music Performance, Vocal Artist, Music Technology, Artist Development, Music Business, Skills Through Music and Creative Media.
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 Norwich runs from a dedicated site at Epic on Magdalen Street, which includes recording studios, a performance area, rehearsal rooms and technology suites.
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 (Ria Ritchie, members of The Kabeedies and the owners of Takeover Entertainment - Tinchy Stryder, Wiley etc.).
Access to Music Norwich also 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, Norwich is a great place to study music. It has a lively music and cultural scene and there are 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.
114 Magdalen Street
Access to Music received another 'Outstanding' inspection from the Independent Schools Inspectorate following their visit to centres in December 2014.
They concluded that 'the college exceeds expectations for the quality of education - the quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners’ achievements is excellent'.
They went on to justify their decision: 'The flexible nature of the provision enables the college to provide courses which are appropriately tailored to students’ needs. There are pathways for performers, composers and those focusing on music technology, or the music business. As a result, students highly value their learning experience and make good progress'.
They marked tutors out for special praise: 'Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and are highly effective at building students’ enthusiasm and confidence for learning. Students’ achievements are promoted by well-informed, interesting and highly stimulating lessons. Students demonstrate very high levels of knowledge and understanding and so make outstanding progress according to their ability and learning objectives'.
Commenting on the atmosphere of the college they said, 'relationships between staff and students and amongst the students themselves are excellent, with a strong culture of mutual respect, integration and tolerance. The college provides a very safe and secure learning environment for students and staff. Pastoral support for students is excellent. Student welfare is a key priority and the college has invested heavily in ensuring that it meets its aim of providing a safe and supportive environment where students can progress quickly'. As a result they found that, 'Retention on nearly all programmes is excellent, with the vast majority of students completing their course'.
Finally, they commended the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management by rating it 'excellent', commenting that 'high quality music resources are provided and are used very effectively to promote learning'.