Music lessons with Side By Side Arts


So whether you're an adult or a child, complete beginner or looking to brush up on your skills, our highly skilled, patient tutors will be able to help you achieve your goals and get you playing or singing your favourite songs in no time at all!

We offer a ‘try before you buy’, free trial lesson; an opportunity for you to get to know your tutor, to ask questions and to settle in before embarking on lessons with Side By Side Arts.

View our tutor page to virtually meet our tutors!

Side by Side Arts currently offers piano, guitar, violin and singing lessons from our music studio in St Chad’s Community Centre in Gateshead AND online via Zoom; meaning you can come to our vibrant, welcoming studio or thanks to technology, we can come to you, anywhere in the world!

Our tutors deliver high-quality tuition and are accomplished musicians in their own right. Teaching adults and children music is their passion and that’s why we cherry-picked them to work with us at Side By Side Arts.


Group lessons - £14

Each group contains no more than 2 students. We try to pair students of similar skill level and age wherever possible. These are a great way of not only learning in a dynamic and effective environment but also allows each student to learn from each other and gain experience in playing piano in front of other people

Pre-school lessons - £18.50

These are a great introduction to the fundamentals of music and a great pathway into piano lessons for children aged 3 years and over. During each 1:1 half-hour, the student will take part in fun music-based activities and games, learn how to play simple duets and complete a maths-based activity. Want to give your child a head start in with their education? Well, this is a perfect way to do so!

1:1 lessons - £18.50

These lessons are reserved for advanced students or people who can attend lessons during school hours.

Music lessons with a social purpose

Side By Side Arts is a community interest company; 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.

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 to arrange your first free trial lesson!