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Ashington teen lands key place at music school

Tamsin Reed, from Ashington, who has earned a place at Chetham's School of Music for her Sixth Form studies.
Tamsin Reed, from Ashington, who has earned a place at Chetham's School of Music for her Sixth Form studies.

A talented teenage musician has landed a place at a top music school.

Tamsin Reed, currently a pupil at Westfield School in Newcastle, has gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester to study flute and piano.

The 16-year-old, from Ashington, will head to the new school from September this year for her sixth form studies.

During the time she is at the school, Tamsin will receive academic and music tuition at the highest level.

She will also have the opportunity to play in chamber groups, choirs and school orchestras, and take part in concerts held regularly in major music venues, such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Royal Northern College of Music ,and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, as well as the school’s own multi-million pound Stoller Hall.

Tamsin can regularly be seen performing at a variety of venues in the north east.

She has been studying at Sage, Gateshead Centre for Advanced Training, and performing with Young Sinfonia orchestra on the flute and piccolo.

She also plays steel pans with North Tyneside Steel Band, and Tamsin has been a regular participant in the annual Wansbeck Music Festival and won many classes over the years.

Tamsin said: “I am delighted to be able to continue my musical career by training at Chetham’s. It is a massive opportunity to have been given a place at this prestigious school that I am determined to make the most of.”