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Access to Music York is the place for anyone interested in music courses in York and North Yorkshire. The centre offers courses as alternatives to GCSEs and A Levels in Music Performance, Music Technology and Music Business as well as Level 4 courses in Artist Development and Music Educator (teacher training).

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 York runs from a commercial rehearsal and studio business which means that your place of learning is at the heart of the regional music scene.

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 past students going on to university and into the industry.

Access to Music York 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, York 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.

Access to Music York
The Jam Factory
106 Eldon Street
YO31 7NH

OPEN DAY: Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Darlington, Lincoln, London, Norwich, York - Wednesday 14th May
EventsOPEN DAY: Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Darlington, Lincoln, London, Norwich, York - Wednesday 14th May

Our spring time open events are always popular and offer a fantastic opportunity to see first hand the operation of our music centres.

On Wednesday 14th May centres in the following places will be opening their doors to prospective students, parents and friends:

All events will feature tours of the centre, the chance to meet staff and students as well as the opportunity to ask questions about each centre's portfolio of courses. There will also be opportunities to apply for courses online.

Open Days
Access to Music's first trade fair Decadence Expo is a success!

Tutors and students of Access To Music joined forces with local music organisations last week to create Decadence Expo which took place at The Arts Foyer at York St John’s University. The day was a huge success and featured exhibitions and performances of aspiring and professional musicians’ and artists’ work as well as demonstrations and information stalls provided by the finest of the area’s music services including Camel Events, The Arts Barge Project, Ableton, Soundsphere Magazine, Inspired Youth, Noise Festival, The Production Rooms, The Jam Factory, MOR Music, Door 84, Lifeline, Earworm Records, City Screen, John Illingworth Photography, Barcode Zebra, and former Chumbawumba member Michelle Plum with her musical partner Nick Hall (of Plumhall).

Students and staff of St Johns provided tours of the campus as well as an exciting opportunity for Access To Music students to be recorded in their state of the art facilities. Stunning performances were provided through the day by Gypsy Jazz of The Arts Barge Project, Armonia, Katie Lou and Asio’s Eyes to name but a few.

The after show party at The Duchess was a perfect end to the day with another fine line up of aspiring artists providing the musical cherry on top of a ‘decadent’ cake! Access To Music would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their contributions, including York’s very own Lord Mayor, Counsellor Julie Gunnel who very kindly officiated the formal opening of the Expo.

Anyone wishing to find out more about courses offered by Access To Music should contact us on 01904 655290 or browse our website

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