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Access To Music Manchester is housed on the site of the iconic Cutting Rooms, home to bands such as Take That, Oasis, James, The Charlatans and Doves. The centre has a dedicated computer room, three large live rooms and personal practice suites that include Apple recording solutions using Logic and Reason.

Access to Music Manchester is proud to have established links with Unity Radio, Band On The Wall, Generator and the Royal Northern College of Music. Education and training is delivered by seasoned industry professionals and includes one-to-one mentoring. Recent guest speakers have included Mercury award-winner DJ Krust and Rachel McClelland (label manager at Dirty Skank, ex- student Dizzee Rascal) and Jon McCready from the NME.

Apprentices from our current cohorts have gigged in Germany, put on sound and light for Maxi Priest, sold out local venues and are currently engaging in setting up events across Manchester.

ATM Manchester prides itself on the individual attention given to each apprentice. Every member of staff knows every apprentice – this is not a centre where you are just another face.

Access to Music Manchester is located in Crumpsall just two miles from the city centre on the Metro Link, Woodlands Stop.

Please note that Access to Music also runs courses in Manchester in partnership with Trafford College and the Royal Northern College of Music.



Music Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 (two years).
  • For 16-24s.
  • APPLY NOW as you must enrol & start before the end of July

This is a two-year training programme for anyone looking to get into the music industry.

The focus of the apprenticeship is on developing your professional career in your chosen area of operation, whether that is being a session musician, an event promoter, an artist manager, a sound engineer or a record label owner.

You will be mentored in this process by industry professionals and you will gain work experience and paid-for work opportunities.

You will use the excellent facilities at the centre and will have opportunities for work with local, regional and national partners.

You also benefit from business skills training which will enable you to set up a business or become self-employed.

Apprentices will also work towards gaining an Access to Music/Rockschool qualification at Level 3 which will enable you to progress to higher education if you wish.

Please note that apprenticeships may not run
if there is insufficient recruitment.



Music Educator
Level 4 (one year: flexible delivery).


Please note that delivery is dependent on sufficient recruitment.



The Cutting Rooms
140 Crescent Road
Abraham Moss Centre
Greater Manchester
M8 5UF

T: 0161 908 8356
E: atm.manchester@accesstomusic.co.uk

Contacts: Sue Quin and Terry Blythe

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