Music courses and workshops available for all ages and standards, educational online resources for parents, students and teachers plus UK music school listing sites, educational music directories, grant and funding resources. If you are attending or running a regular music course/workshop that you would like included, please forward the details to the Webmaster using 'Education' as the subject heading.
New Deal for Musicians
Music Courses, Workshops & Schools
DJ & Beat Mixing Courses
Music Education Holidays
Production & Sound Engineering Courses
Students & Teachers Music Resources
Singing Teachers & Music Workshops
New Deal was an initiative by the UK Government as part of the Welfare to Work strategy. It gave unemployed people who have been out of work for a year a chance to develop their potential, gain skills and experience and find work. The scheme is in a transitory period and may no longer be available. Visit your Jobcentre and ask about New Deal or Back To Work programmes, read our list of workshops available or visit http://www.hmrc.gov.uk for information on UK government job schemes.
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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - A-Z index, music exam syllabuses, Teachers' Forum.
(The) Academy of Contemporary Music
Europe's leading school for aspiring pop and rock musicians, catering for singers, instrumentalists, producers and engineers.
Access to Music
UK courses for bands and musicians, music creation using technology, dj training, artist development and a session musician programme available locally plus teaching programmes for musicians who would like to develop their teaching skills.
Berkshire Maestros (The Young Musicians Trust)
Group of teachers that cover the whole of Berkshire delivering music education to more than 14,000 children, as well as providing performance opportunities within bands, orchestras and smaller music groups.
Brighton Institute Of Modern Music
7 Rock Place, Brighton, Sussex BN2 1PF. Also has colleges in London which specialise in providing modern rock, jazz and popular music courses for guitar, bass, vocals and songwriting ranging from part time beginner/intermediate courses to one year intensive accredited courses and a BA Honours Degree course.
FREE Performing Arts and Technology School located at 60 The Crescent, Selhurst, Croydon, Surrey CR0 2HN. Provides standard core educationals subjects along with a wide range of selected creative subjects including broadcasting, acting, dance and music.
Chetham's School of Music
Specialist co-educational school for young musicians, based in Manchester.
Coma Summer School
Contemporary Music making for Amateurs runs a Summer School at Bretton Hall College in Yorkshire. Opportunities to premiere a new work, study composition and other aspects of music, with top tutors. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7247 7736
Croydon Music Services
Music Courses and events in Croydon.
Drake Music Project
works with people with disabilities, enabling them to play music using computer based instruments built or adapted to give amazing opportunities for our disabled community.
Drum tuition programme which uses a proven method based on books and playalong material by contemporary players and teachers. Site includes a searchable map of their network of tutors plus opportunities for teachers to join.
Dublin Chamber Music Group
Society for chamber musicians in the Dublin area who organise weekend Chamber Music courses at Termonfechin, Co. Louth twice yearly.
UK professional instructors Ben Hewlett and Paul Lennon offer courses plus books on the harmonica.
Hereford College of Arts
Provides a variety of courses ranging from short summer courses for children to university degree level diplomas in music, performing arts and other subjects.
Hertfordshire Music Service
Information on music lessons, groups and concerts available in areas of Hertfordshire.
Kent Music School
Serves the entire county with a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday centres. There are singing lessons, instrumental lessons and all offer ensemble playing, depending on the size of the music centre and its catchment area. Some will offer everything from Kindermusik for pre-school children to Adults only lessons and high quality wind bands and orchestras plus summer courses for a range of instruments.
Irish Harp Centre Music School & Harp College
Irish Harp Centre, Chapel Hill, Castleconnell, County Limerick, Ireland. Offers courses, summer schools and teacher training.
Search facility to find courses and educational programs in other countries.
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Foundation House, 1a Dyne Road, London, England. NW6 7XG, Tel: 020 7328 0222 - (Formerly The Guitar Institute, The Bass Institute, The Drum Institute and The Vocal Institute, now united under a single name). Offers a wide range of full-time and part-time courses, classes and lessons for beginners to to Degree level on guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, vocals, music production, sound engineering, music theory and songwriting.
Lake District Summer Music
International Festival and Summer School providing a stimulating and fun-packed week of musical activities for young string players.
Higher Education Academy
Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5BR supports the teaching and learning of dance, drama, music, theatre, and performance.
Links to Online Lessons
EBClub weblinks to sites and educational establishments offering online lessons.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
LIPA offers courses in Sound Technology, Music, Acting, Dance, Management, Performance and Theatre for able and disabled people.
London Center of Contemporary Music
South Bank, London
Provide short courses, full time courses and masterclasses in a range of subjects including voice, drums, bass, keyboards, music production, computer music. Students are accepted via audition and are not required to have obtained formal education in music. 4 levels of qualifications taught by professional musicians and industry personel.
London Guitar Academy
21 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London NW6 6RA. Dedicated Rock Pop and Blues guitar school specialising in one to one guitar tuition in either electric or acoustic guitar
London Music School
131 Wapping High Street, Wapping, London, E1W 3NG. provides part and full time workshops and courses in Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals or Music Technology in the areas of Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz && Latin styles
Marycliff Piano Lessons
Ipswich Suffolk. Offers one to one piano tuition plus videos.
Mick Jagger Center
Music, Arts, Presenting, Music, Dance, Theater, Comedy Courses.
Music For Youth
Educational charity providing a national platform for young musicians.
Searchable database of UK Music Teachers.
National Association for Music Education
Arts education organization that addresses all aspects of music education.
National Foundation for Youth Music
One America Street, London SE1 0NE. The NFYM was set up in 1999 with the help of the Arts Council of Great Britain to promote and develop music opportunities for young people up to & including 18 year olds. The website provides information and news on the latest courses, funding and schools participating in the scheme which encompasses all styles of music from garage to gamelan, jazz to jungle, brass to bhangra & folk to funk! Latest projects include the Instrument Swap Scheme which aims to repair out of use instruments and reuse them.
National Learn To Play Day
This incentive initiated by Music For All offers everyone in the UK with the opportunity to participate in free taster lessons on a musical instrument at various locations nationwide. This year the event will take place on Saturday 21st March 2015.
Northern School of Contemporary Music
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, County Durham DL1 1SG offers courses for all levels in Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals.
Oxford Music Network
A network of professional musical organisations in Oxford
Planet Sound Community Arts
Drum School, Carnival Projects, Workshops & More
Point Blank Music Courses
Award-winning courses in Music Production, DJ Skills, Singing & Songwriting (Vocal tuition, lyric writing, studio recording and basic music theory for vocalists. Courses written and taught by US and UK no.1 hit writers.) Songwriting & Arrangement (Song structure and arrangement, session recording and basic music theory for musicians. Courses written and taught by US and UK no.1 hit writers.) Radio Broadcasting (Industry training in production, presentation, digital editing and studio technique. All students produce a showreel CD and course are taught by presenters/producers from Capital Radio, Choice FM and the BBC.)
Offers week long residential workshops around the country in contemporary performance certificates for guitar, bass, drums & piano including sight reading, improvisation & interpretation, ear tests, QSP and general musicianship
Offer a series of free introductory courses in lighting, sound and video around the UK.
Royal School of Church Music
19 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EB. Offers voice for life, church music skills and degree course in church music.
Sage Academy of Performing Arts Ltd
Potts Street, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 1ED Provides full and part time courses in musical theatre, voice and dance.
Comprehensive directory address listings for all UK schools & universities plus interactive lessons and GCSE revision units.
Schubert Institute (UK)
A society for anyone with a special interest in the music of Franz Schubert that includes access to research materials and current scholarship information.
Singing Teachers Worldwide Directory
Online searchable directory of private music and singing teachers, voice and performance related educational establishments, workshops and courses for all styles and standards.
Soundability courses, workshops and training courses for beginners, teachers and all levels of musicians at Oxon Hoath Retreat Center, Kent, UK in the use of music technology, especially Soundbeam which is an award-winning touch free device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound.
South Bank Education Department
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London, SE1 8XX, Tel: 0207 921 0846/0908 - A varied educational programme of activities for all ages to complement concert themes is provided by the Music Education Department. Full information available in their quarterly brochure.
Summer School for Pianists
University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, Gorway Road, Walsall WS1 3BD
UK Grant Aided Music
List of companies, non-profit groups, charities etc., currently receiving funding to promote, educate or present music.
Voice Care Network (UK)
Voice care aim to help people to keep their voices healthy and to communicate effectively. They provide specialist voice workshops and coaching to introduce voice care, extend the efficient use of the voice, to manage acoustics effectively and to be aware o how clarity in delivery and vocal tone affect listening.
Music Holidays and Courses
A small but growing collection of links to venues, tutors and other providers of music related holidays. Also visit the Blues Cruises & Holidays section.
Centre for Young Musicians
Holiday courses for young musicians
Corfu Chamber Music Holidays & Festivals
Holidays for musicians in Corfu
Music and Art Summer courses in rural France.
Drumming holidays in Gambia, West Africa.
Offers a variety of culteral tours and music holidays including various music cruises, chamber music weekends in Alfriston, Sussex, Opera in Vienna and Italy and music festivals in Europe.
John Whibley - Holidays with music
A variety of musical holiday breaks in Europe, America and the UK.
Holiday music courses for children in Cambridge, Guildford, Harpenden, Leeds and Sevenoaks.
Music Holidays in the Lake District
A holiday cottage with music room, baby grand piano and beautiful views on the famous Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Opera Holidays and Ballet Breaks in Central Europe.
Variations Chamber Music Holidays
A week-long opportunity for amateur chamber musicians of all ages and levels to learn new repertoire, play with other people and develop their skills in a supportive and inspirational environment.
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The School of Sound Recording provides City & Guilds qualifications in DJing and Production giving young DJs official recognition for their skills and professionalism and aims to give a helping hand to those attempting to break into the industry.
The six month Technics/Vestax supported course teaches via a series of workshops and individual tutorials, covering two sections:
DJ Skills - from beat mixing to beat juggling
All styles of dance music including trance, techno, house, whatever are acceptable and the only qualifications required to join the course are a bit of experience and the £1300 course fees. Call 0161 236 8049 or visit the website for more information.
The Academy of Contemporary Music Guildford, Surrey, UK - offers a 1 year course leading to a Diploma/Higher Diploma in DJ Skills as well as other full time courses in guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Described as Europe’s leading school for rock and pop musicians their courses include technical development, time management, speed learning techniques, popular styles of music, live performance workshops, business and marketing studies and a music industry overview. The DJ course provides all of the latter plus tuition in Top DJ's techniques and studio recording where students find their way round mixing desks, multi-track recorders, hard disk recorders, monitoring systems, synchronisation, basic acoustics, live recording, synthesis, samplers, MIDI controllers and outboard FX admastering.
The Music ITC unit covers many aspects of music production in their impressive digital and production suites including, software/hardware, MIDI, keyboard skills, sequencing, hard disk recording, sound editing and score writing. Pre production offers study in the area of preparation for performing live. While the Post production unit helps students to analyse the live performance workshops discussing areas for development.
The ACM also offer a BA Honours Degree in Contemporary Popular Music (2 years intensive)
Visit their website or contact:- Rodboro Buildings, Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SB, UK. TEL +44 (0)1483 500800 FAX +44 (0)1483 500801
Point Blank DJ Course - 1 & 2 day weekend courses working with professional DJs. Accredited by London Open College Network this course will teach you the necessary DJ skills including beat-mixing, elementary scratching, acapella and CD-mixing and includes sampling, use of effects, recording a mix and basic dance track construction using Cubase and other modern production technology.
Manchester Midi School DJ Course
Bexley Chambers, 1-3 Bexley Square, Manchester, M3 6DB offers a wide range of DJ and music production courses for all levels.
Ireland's largest part-time Course Finder database with thousands of further education, part-time and evening courses to choose from.
Ireland’s National Learners’ Database provides comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses
International DJ, Sound & Production Courses
Audio Recording Center: Good sound advice for the independent music maker. Includes helpful articles, a well organized Links section, and other useful resources.
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DJ Bootcamp Australia - DJ/MC Courses and Beat Mixing School.
Recording Connection: an established music industry school where students train for careers as professional recording engineers in a studio or center in their own country and town!
Radio Connection: an entertainment industry school with 5,000 students worldwide who train on-site at major film studios, video production companies, radio and TV stations, recording studios and record labels.
Radio School Ireland
Ground Floor, Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Rd, Dublin, Ireland
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