Erardo Evans


It is with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of our dear friend and colleague Erardo Evans.

Erardo contributed immeasurably to the music community of Gateshead for over 40 years. He taught countless students in that time and was one of the founding ensemble leaders of Community Music Whickham & Swalwell. He will be greatly missed.


Community Music Whickham & Swalwell

Welcome to the website of Community Music Whickham & Swalwell. We are a registered charity in the heart of Tyneside set up with the objective of providing access to music lessons and ensemble playing for young and old, and as a by-product providing music recitals for the community.


We currently have tuition groups in various instruments including violin, viola, cello, guitar and viol and we can provide music theory lessons and assessments (exams). We also have a number of ensembles and orchestra groups and we organise regular recitals. We can perform at your event - contact us! 

We are located on the south bank of the river Tyne and we welcome music lovers from far and wide to join us and help make some noise.