Getting the Balance: How Learning Online Can Fuel a Passion or Launch a Career

According to Plato, “music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Is it any wonder then, that so many pursue music, both as a career and as a passion?


At The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, we know that a greater knowledge can vastly improve a person’s experience of music, whether it is for their job or for their enjoyment.

With a variety of online music courses available from our expert tutors, you can benefit from learning more about music from the comfort of your own home, providing you with a whole range of benefits.

Launching Your Career

You may choose to start an online music course if you are interested in a career in music as this is a great way of adding another arrow to your quiver.

Improve Your Musical Intuition

If you’re thinking about a career in music production, for example, it can be incredibly important to have a well-rounded knowledge of music. This is something that can help you in your career in this highly competitive industry.

Finding Time to Pursue Your Career

When you’re itching to get started on your career, further education can be a little off-putting, particularly if it involves full-time study. However, online courses allow you to learn in your own time so you can spend the evenings pursuing your career, and the evenings topping up your knowledge of music, the theory and the industry.

Make Useful Connections

You may not be sat in a literal classroom when taking an online music course, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to interact with classmates and tutors. The connections you make while studying can be essential further down the road. In fact, at ICMP, we have incredible access to the music industry, helping you to learn more about it as well as forging relationships with the people within it.

Fuelling Your Passion

Pursuing musical education doesn’t just have to be about expanding your career options. In fact, it can be something that you choose to do just because you enjoy it.

Face New Challenges

The possibilities within musical education are neverending. This gives you a lot to play with when it comes to trying out new things. Perhaps you want to try out a new instrument or maybe you’re interested in learning a new technique. As you take on online learning, you will be able to face these new musical challenges with the help of an expert.

Learn Theory to Improve Enjoyment

Music theory might not sound like the most exciting topic, but it can be incredibly interesting and even improve the way you enjoy listening to and playing music. Being able to recognise everything from the dynamics used in the piece, to whether a harmonic or melodic scale was used, can help you to enhance your enjoyment of it.

Practice Makes Perfect

When you are learning, practice is absolutely essential, so if it is something that you are passionate about, it gives you an excuse to get stuck in and spend your free time learning more about your passion.

Join the ICMP Alumni

This all sounds great, but how do you know that it isn’t all just talk? Well, we have quite an impressive alumni to back up our claims with their success after studying with us. We have taught individuals who are now performing in well-known bands, such as Clean Bandit, Daughter, Bloc Party, Radiohead, The Vaccines and plenty more. As well as these performers, we also have a long list of songwriters and music producers who have studied with us.

When you study at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, you will be rubbing shoulders with some fantastic music contemporaries who are now finding their success in the industry.

Whether you’re interested in expanding your musical knowledge because you want to launch your own career in the music industry or simply because you have a passion for music, online learning is a great way to do it. With a number of expert tutors and fantastic supporting course material, you are able to benefit from the knowledge of the experts while learning at your own pace. We even provide weekly private video feedback, giving you some 1-2-1 time with your tutor as well as time to share with other students.

Find out more

You can find out more about the online music courses you can choose from by contacting our admissions team who will be more than happy to talk to you about our courses. For more information get in touch by calling 020 8038 6019 or by emailing and we’ll be happy to help.

Read our article on how online music courses can improve your musical confidence.

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December 7, 2018
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