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Pathways into Music

A seminar for people who teach, advise and support early-career artists and future music industry talent, as well as the artists themselves.

Friday 26 April, 1700 – 2000 at Surrey Arts, 14 The Pines, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey. GU3 3BH

or

Monday 29 April 2019, 1630 – 1830 at The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton. BN1 4AJ

Pathways into Music is the first in a series of seminars outlining how musicians can build a business and a careeraround their music. It explains how artists need tokickstart their own businesses and careers, introduces the people and companies they will work with along the way, and explores the challenges to be met and opportunities to be realised in both the global and the local music community.  The course is aimed at those teaching, advising and supporting early-career musicians and future music industry talent, as well as anyone who is at the start of their own music career, on stage or behind the scenes

Places are free but limited. To book your place please email:

To attend in Surrey:surreyarts@surreycc.gov.uk

To attend in Brighton: abi.sharp@brightondome.org

Further Information

The seminar is offered as part of ‘Our Future Music’, a regional programme that is part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, funded by Youth Music. See here for further information:

https://network.youthmusic.org.uk/alliance-for-a-musically-inclusive-england-AMIE

The seminar will be facilitated by Chris Cooke and Phil Nelson.

Chris Cooke

I’m an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. I write and talk a lot about music and music business stuffmedia stuffculture and comedy stuffcopyright and legal stuff, and PR and branding stuff. I publish CMUThisWeek London and ThreeWeeks Edinburgh. I founded and co-own 3CM UnLimited, a group of companies that includes publisher UnLimited Media, education business UnLimited Learning, and music and media consultancy UnLimited Insights, which operates CMU InsightsMedia Insights and Pathways Into Music.

I work on The Great Escape and with the Taylor Bennett Foundation. I have dissected the digital music dollar. I have a free speech about free speech. I keep busy.

Phil Nelson – artist manager, lecturer, researcher

I have been an Artist Manager since 1988 managing The Levellers (1 Platinum, 5 Gold records)  who headlined Glastonbury before starting their own 15,000 capacity Festival Beautiful Days(which I set up) , and The Longpigs (1 Gold record and Brit Award Nomination). Current clients include 2019 Grammy-nominated Matt Hales/ Aqualung (1 Gold record) and Duke Special(1 Platinum record), Sweet Billy Pilgrim(1 Mercury music prize Nomination.) I was the Vice Chair of the Music Managers’ Forumfrom 1997-2007. I co-founded The Great Escape Festivaland now run the Education conference at TGEwith Chris Cooke. From 2016-18 I was Music Industry Ambassador for BIMM Group of colleges, where I still lecture.

Adult Music Lessons Timetable

Adult music classes in Surrey. Learn piano, guitar, singing or opera with Surrey Arts.

2018/19 timetable and dates

Molesey Centre

Opera Appreciation – All abilities: Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00 noon

  • 10 sessions 18 September – 27 November 2018 – £150
  • 10 sessions 8 January – 19 March 2019 – £150
  • 10 sessions 23 April – 25 June 2019 £150

Opera Appreciation – All abilities: Thursday 10.00am – 12.00 noon

  • 10 sessions 20 September – 29 November 2018 – £150
  • 10 sessions 11 January – 22 March 2019 – £150
  • 10 sessions 25 April – 27 June 2019 – £150

Sunbury Centre

Can’t Sing, Want to Sing – All abilities: Tuesday 2.30 – 3.45pm

  • 10 sessions 18 September – 27 November 2018 – £100

Woking ‘Highlands’ Centre

Acoustic Guitar – Beginners: Tuesday 7.00 – 8.00pm

  • 10 sessions 18 September – 27 November 2018 – £95
  • 10 sessions 8 January – 19 March 2019 – £95
  • 10 sessions 23 April – 2 July 2019 – £95

Acoustic Guitar – Improvers: Tuesday 8.10 – 9.10pm

  • 10 sessions 18 September – 27 November 2018 – £95
  • 10 sessions 8 January – 19 March 2019 – £95
  • 10 sessions 22 April – 2 July 2019- £95

Woking Youth Arts Centre (WYAC), Knaphil

Guitar LIVE – chords, songs and jams – Various abilities: Thursday 8.00 – 9.00pm

  • 8 sessions 4 October – 29 November 2018 – £96
  • 8 sessions 17 January – 14 March 2019 (no session 21 February) – £96
  • 8 sessions 25 April – 20 June (no session 30 May) – £96

Camberley Centre

Piano – Improvers: Thursday 5.30 – 6.30pm

  • 10 sessions 20 September – 29 November 2018 – £151
  • 10 sessions 10 January – 21 March 2019 – £151
  • 10 sessions 25 April – 4 July 2019 – £151

Piano – Beginners: Thursday 6.45 – 7.45pm

  • 10 sessions 20 September – 29 November 2018 – £151
  • 10 sessions 10 January – 21 March 2019 – £151
  • 10 sessions 25 April – 4 July 2019 – £151

Guildford – The Pines, Broad Street

Acoustic Guitar – Beginners: Monday 7.00 – 8.00pm

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2018 – £95
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 18 March 2019 – £95
  • 10 sessions 29 April – 15 July 2019 – £95

Acoustic Guitar – Improvers: Monday 8.10 – 9.10pm

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2018 – £95
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 18 March 2019 – £95
  • 10 sessions 29 April – 15 July 2019 – £95

I Wish I Could Sing – Beginners: Monday 7.00 – 9.00pm

  • 10 sessions 17 September – 26 November 2018 – £155
  • 10 sessions 7 January – 18 March 2019 – £155
  • 10 sessions 29 April – 15 July 2019 – £155

I Wish I Could Sing – Improvers: Wednesday 7.00 – 9.00pm (Please note this class takes place at Burpham First School)

  • 10 sessions 19 September – 28 November 2018 – £155
  • 10 sessions 9 January – 20 March 2019 – £155
  • 10 sessions 24 April – 3 July 2019 – £155

Register for any of these summer term courses at Surrey Arts Music

Surrey Arts also offer adult instrumentalists the opportunity to join ensembles.