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Music Making and Learning for people over 50

Join a band or choir, play an instrument, learn new skills and meet new friends. Come along to Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme and experience what we have to offer!

The Silver Programme provides a diverse range of musical activities for people over 50 in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment.

For more information contact us on 0191 443 5034 or email


Come and join our community; learn an instrument or sing in a choir. The Silver Programme is a great opportunity to meet new p...

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Rock and Pop Bands

Tune up to rock the halls with classic songs from through the ages...

Stringed Instruments

Guitars, Mandolins, and more!


Small and easy to get started, the uke is also a versatile accompanying instrument!


Walk this way for Samba band, Steel Pans, Bell Plates and more!

Wind Instruments

Saxophone, Wind band, and recorder.


Find your voice, enjoy singing in a group, and explore this most portable of instruments

Silver Singers Around The Region

Singing groups beyond our building

Silver Programme Research

Researching the Silver Programme. Starting in 2010, a team of Silver Ambassadors came together to initiate research into the r...

Theory and Tuition

Theory and Tuition

Silver Lining

Silver Lining, delivered by Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme, provides fun, accessible and confidence building ukulele supp...

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