All aspiring musicians need a serious and experienced music education partner in order to realise their personal goals and ambitions.
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is London's leading music industry education provider and has been developing and delivering contemporary music education for over 30 years – longer than any other music school in the UK.
Founded in 1986, ICMP was originally known as The Guitar Institute and Basstech, but soon expanded to offer courses in drums, vocals and other instruments; songwriting; music business and music production. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes, 121 tuition, high number of teaching contact hours, personalised approach to student engagement, regular one-to-one support, and dynamic use of technology in the classroom – innovations you just won’t find to the same extent at any other modern music college.
ICMP was the first music school in London to offer full-time music degrees for students of contemporary music, and we pioneered the teaching methods, curriculum structure and philosophy that have become the benchmark for contemporary music education.
In November 2021, ICMP was successfully awarded Full Degree Awarding Powers. This means ICMP will take full responsibility for the academic integrity and standards of its programmes, and the award of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from September 2022.
Many places try to copy our formula, but, of course, there is only one ICMP – original, innovative, independent and individual.