A performing arts community interest company based in the heart of Gateshead.

About Side By Side Arts

Side by Side Arts is a performing arts community interest company in Gateshead, offering in person and via digital music tuition, vocal coaching, stage schools, holiday clubs, dance classes and delivering performing arts projects in schools and community settings.

We also lead Low Fell Community choir; an open access, friendly choir and run a variety of events across the year including our annual Gateshead Silent Film Festival.

If you're curious about Side by Side Arts – we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us an email on info@sidebysidearts.org to connect or to arrange your first free trial music lesson!

Music lessons with a social purpose

Side By Side Arts is a social enterprise; our aim is to provide performing arts opportunities to people who would not normally have the chance to take part. Every music lesson, you book with Side By Side Arts, directly supports our Gateshead based community project work and scholarship programme.

Feedback from our students and parents

"Ash has been fantastic and supported my daughter. The communication between lessons has been brilliant and Stuart was amazing at reassuring me on the safeguarding procedures initially."

"Really positive that Harry has had something other than Minecraft to master during lockdown and Stuart has been wonderful at channeling Harry's enthusiasm!"

"I found the whole transition seamless. Stuart has been very accommodating and supportive. My son's focus and dedication to learning has increased and has improved exponentially during this period."

"Zoom lessons have been straight forward and well managed."

"My daughter was struggling with lockdown when she got a place on the online tutoring it made a huge difference it got her excited to practice piano again"

"Our experience has been great and keeping the routine of the lesson in such uncertain times has been brilliant. I was really impressed how quickly you moved to online lessons."

"The online lessons during lockdown have been an absolute saviour for us. Piano lessons for our son have always been much more than a hobby, or a new skill. It was the opportunity to relax, engage and enjoy music and explore his own creativity. Stuart has been incredible supportive abd instrumental in keeping some normality during lockdown."

"My online lessons have been very positive. I may even prefer them to face to face lessons!"

"We were pleasantly surprised how easy it was and how well it worked. It's also much easier for family life not having to travel to the lesson!"

"Phil has been lovely and so patient; we look forward to his lesson every week"

Contact Side By Side Arts

If you're curious about starting piano, singing, violin or guitar lessons with Side by Side Arts – we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us an email on info@sidebysidearts.org to arrange your first free trial lesson!

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