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1. Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance, London
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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is widely recognised as being one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Founded almost a quarter of a century ago, the Institute is located close to central London, features state of the art teaching, practice and performance facilities and is home to one of the finest teaching faculties in the business. Thinking about a career in the music industry? Want to study to the highest levels? Or maybe you just want to be the best you can be or learn something new!
Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, why not check out our portfolio of full-time, part-time and specialist courses. Based near Westminster Abbey in Brent in Greater London we have the right training for you. If you are looking to develop your creative potential, launch your career in the global music business or if you simply want to be the best you can be, with the support of the Institute, anything is possible!
Music degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma, Certificate and Professional Diploma in Songwriting, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals. Specialist courses in Music Production and Studio Recording.
We also host masterclasses and clinics from top players and performers from the music industry.
Students can profit from Live performance studios; Specialist teaching rooms; Technology suite; Broadcast-quality recording studio; Drum techniques room; Dedicated keyboard suite; Acoustic drum practice booths.
2. The Ingenium Academy International Music Summer School
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Located just one hour south-west of London, The Ingenium Academy provides residential summer music courses in July and August for young musicians (ages 14-18) from all over the world. Our 1, 2 and 3-week programmes take place in the beautiful and historic city of Winchester, and aim to provide a specialised musical education of the highest calibre combined with an immersive cultural experience for talented teenage instrumentalists and singers.
Two exceptional musical programmes are offered at our international summer music camp: The Instrumental programme (Piano instruction or Orchestral instruction) where students rehearse and perform as part of The Ingenium World Youth Symphony Orchestra, or the Vocal programme where students study and sing with the Ingenium World Youth Choir. In addition, we provide a range of vocal and musical workshops in classical music, pop, jazz, gospel and opera, as well as evening activities and day trips.
The heart of The Ingenium Academy lies within our distinguished faculty, which comprises some of the UK's finest teachers and musicians with extremely high standards of musicianship and expertise. Within our environment of creative excellence, you will experience exclusive tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world.
- Orchestral Instruction: Students rehearse and perform as part of the Ingenium Youth Symphony Orchestra
- Piano Instruction: For pianists who wish to develop and improve all aspects of their playing as well gain ensemble playing experience.
- Students study and sing with the Ingenium Youth Choir.
- Students have the opportunity to take part in vocal and musical workshops led by renowned experts in jazz, classical, pop, gospel and opera.
3. The Contemporary Music Course
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‘The Contemporary Music Course’ is an attractively presented high quality online music course for beginners, songwriters and arrangers. No previous qualifications are required. You'll have instant access for a year, to 130 lessons that stream instantly from the net to your computer, iPad or iPhone.
Free two day trial!!! If you are interested let us know via the form on our Contact Page.
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‘The Language of Music (theory)’, ‘Chords and Harmony’, ‘Voicings / Arranging 1’, ‘Basic Counterpoint’, ‘Writing for Drums’ and 'Writing for Guitar' - in production is 'Writing with a computer' (Sibelius software and Logic sequencing softwares).
4. SAE Institute Oxford
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SAE Institute Oxford, located in Oxford, England, is an audio and film production college offering full & part time certificate, diploma, bachelor degree, and masters degree programs in Sound, Audio Engineering, Digital Film and Interactive Entertainment. At SAE you can learn hands-on and earn your degree in only two years. You will find dedicated, creative students coming from all from all over the world; many transferring from other SAE campuses to complete their Degree, as well as students completing the entire Degree surrounded by the atmosphere that only a campus in Oxford can offer. SAE Institute Oxford programs are validated by Middlesex University, England.
SAE Institute, located in Oxford, UK, is the world headquarters of SAE Institute which has over 50 campuses worldwide including: Europe, Asia, Australia, NZ and the USA.
Alchemea College, located in Islington, London is one of the world's leading audio training schools. We offer full time and part time courses in music technology, audio engineering, live sound and post-production. We are Europe's leading Digidesign "Pro School" offering Certified Pro Tools training courses. We are also an Ableton Certified Training Centre and an Apple Authorised Training Centre providing Certified Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro training courses. In addition we also offer 1-day music production and video production crash courses as well as short courses in Reason, Ableton Live, audio mastering, mixing techniques, recording techniques and music composition.
Alchemea's industry standard studio facilities are very highly specified and our full time students receive more practical time than at any other college. Our objective at Alchemea is to provide the highest standard of audio and post production training. Whether you are looking to gain the skills & confidence to carve out a successful career in the pro audio industry, or are a producer aiming to improve your sound, Alchemea has the course for you.
- Studio / Live Sound Engineering Diploma
- Studio Sound Engineering Diploma
- Live Sound Engineering Diploma
- SAC (Studio Assistant Certificate Course - including Pro Tools 101)
- SAC & Live Sound Engineering Diploma
Diploma Pro Tools Certification Options
- Pro Tools Music Operator
- Pro Tools Post Pro Operator
- Pro Tools Post & Music Operator
We also offer a range of short courses.
6. Film Sound School, London
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Welcome to The Film Sound School (FSS), Britain's first ever school dedicated to the art of film audio. Situated in a custom built, over sized, working production facility in Limehouse, East London, FSS is the perfect environment to learn this exciting trade. We provide a wide range of film audio post-production short courses and workshops designed to pass on the maximum amount of information while remaining fresh and enjoyable.
Our classes, along with our acclaimed industry professional tutors responsible for blockbuster films such as Harry Potter, Slum Dog Millionaire, and Sweeney Todd, are here to help you to understand every field in your chosen profession. From location recording, to sound design, foley, and dubbing, we have a course to suit your every need! Don't worry if you're new to audio for film; we've got that covered too, with beginner classes including our Introduction to Audio Post course.
Beginner to Advanced Level Film Audio Production Short Courses:
- Introduction to Audio Post
- Location Recording
- Dialogue Editing
- Sound Fx and Design
- Track Laying
- Dubbing Mix
- Foley Artistry
- Foley Recording
- Foley Editing
- Sound Supervising
- Composing For Film
- ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement)
7. Brighton Institute of Modern Music
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Situated just two minutes from the beach in Brighton, East Sussex on the south coast of England, Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) provides a range of fully-accredited, intensive music courses in for students who are committed to a career in music or the music industry.
We offer a range of music degrees and diplomas, music production classes and music business courses, as well as music teacher training courses for Higher and Further Education. Specializations include guitar, bass, drums, vocals and songwriting. We also provide two dedicated summer school courses for developing musicians ages 11+.
BIMM provides a springboard into the world of contemporary music through an education experience that explores technique, music culture, artistry, technology and business, thoroughly and creatively, to enable every student to define realistic career goals in order to achieve excellence and reward in their chosen path.
All BIMM tutors are music industry professionals, who are also dedicated teachers. They teach at BIMM because of their commitment to music education. In addition to our Brighton music school, we also run schools in Manchester, Bristol, and Dublin.
Musicianship / Performance Courses:
- BA / Foundation Degree in Professional Musicianship
- Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music
(available in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals & Songwriting specializations)
- BA in Music Production
- BA in Music Business
- BA in Event Management
Diploma & Certificate Courses:
- Diploma in Music Business
- Diploma in Live Sound & Tour Production
- Diploma in Live Sound Engineering & Tour Management
- Post-grad Certificate in Further & Higher Music Education
The London School of Sound (LSS) is an Apple Authorized Training Centre offering music production courses, sound engineering courses and dj courses, one-to-one training and an audio engineering diploma. Our Apple Certified Pro Apps Training Programme is recognised by every other Apple Training Centre in the world.
London School of Sound is accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges) and can accept students from all over the world under the new tier4 point-based system.
- Music Production Diploma (2 Years)
- Music Production Professional Certificate (1 Year)
- Music Production Foundation Certificate (4 Months)
- Single-term intensive courses
- Short Courses
- Apple Certified Pro
- Summer Courses
- Customized courses
- DJ courses
- One-to-one training
9. Quantize Music Production Courses, London
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Quantize Music Production is a London based course that focuses on bespoke, one to one training, centered around Ableton Live. The courses are designed to identify and focus on the unique goals of each individual, concentrating on specific areas that will improve both creativity and musical output. Additional there is a focus on Workflow, Motivation and Inspiration with the aim of increasing students productivity and most importantly enjoyment of the music making process.
The two day course targets key areas of music production and is primarily created for students with little or no experience who want to learn all aspects of production from the initial conception of an idea right through to he mixing and mastering phase. Students are welcome to bring their own tracks to work on, create a new track from the ground up or disect any of the tutors released material for ideas, tips and techniques. The tutor, Keith Mills has 13 years experience working within the electronic dance music industry and is currently enjoying success with his productions as one half of MIDI:09.
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Outline for 2 day beginner course:
- Introduction to Ableton Live
- Analysing a genre
- Creating interesting drum loops and grooves
- Methods for creating a bassline
- Creating pads and lead lines
- Recording sounds into a computer
- MIDI vs Audio
- Synthesis techniques
- Sampling techniques
- Building an arrangement
- Applying Effects
- Compression Techniques
- Mixing & Mastering
- Examining and improving workflow
- Finding Inspiration
10. Think Space Education
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Based in West Sussex in the UK, Think Space Education provides a range of quality online music training courses in fields that include film music, orchestration, music theory and music technology. Courses are affordable and flexible with downloadable materials and a wealth of online support. Think Space tutors are working professionals and provide valuable insight and experience in the industry.
Think Space is all about providing affordable and flexible online courses tutored by working professionals. We give you real-work practical training, equipping you with the skills you need either to enter the industry or simply for the satisfaction of maximising your musical potential.
Think Space have 15 years of experience in music training and are accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Council in the UK.