Whether you’re a born performer or music is something you’ve always wanted to try, come and join us for five days of unforgettable live performance experience this summer. You’ll dive deep into the world of music as you learn, create, play and, most importantly, have fun with likeminded musicians and music lovers.

Across the week, you’ll be led by our expert industry-active ICMP tutors, taking inspiration from your fellow students and bandmates. Each day, you’ll further develop your musical ability and proficiency on your instrument across a range of challenging lessons. You’ll grow your knowledge of theory and technique while playing, creating and performing music on your chosen instrument.

Summer School instruments include:

  • Vocals 
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Bass

The best part for me was being able to sit down with a world-class drummer and learn from him. Actually, it’s hard to pick a best part!”

At the beginning of the week, you’ll be placed in a band with fellow instrumentalists and performers. From there you’ll learn a selection of new songs, with help from your tutors, to sharpen your musicianship skills and improve your ability to play as part of a group. You’ll participate in daily workshops and masterclasses, directed by specialist tutors and industry professionals, which will inspire, guide and challenge you to further your industry experience and technical know-how.

For me, I loved the people – how we shared the same interests and got together and rehearsed. Then, at the end, we performed in front of everyone.”

Over the five days of Summer School, you’ll strengthen your instrument abilities in both the practice room and on stage thanks to regular instrumental classes and band workshops. You’ll develop an innovative technical shorthand that will improve your natural musical instinct and lift your performance to new heights. Your recently acquired skills will shine in an exciting live performance where your confidence and newfound abilities will be on show for all to see.

I normally play with my band, so performing new songs with people I’d never met before took me out of my comfort zone and gave me greater confidence under pressure.”

Learning topics

During the Summer School, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Jam with other musicians
  • Develop your skills and technique on your chosen instrument
  • Grow your network of like-minded musicians
  • Perform at a London music venue with your band

What will I learn?

music_instrument_logo.pngDaily instrumental classes: Learn, create and play with bandmates under the guidance of your tutor. Get hands on with your instrument every day, as you further develop your musicianship and stage readiness.


workshop_icon.pngGuest workshops and masterclasses:Gain insider knowledge and tips from special industry guests and learn about their professional careers as musicians, writers and performers.


band_icon.pngBand practice: From day one, begin connecting with your bandmates as you collaborate and learn new songs, form a musical bond and perform together.


stage_icon.pngEnd-of-week performance: Give it your absolute all as you hit the stage with your bandmates at a professional London music venue and blow the audience away.


On-stage showcase

Bring your learning to life and perform in front of your peers, tutors, family and friends at the end of the week. Your band will take to the stage at a London live music venue and you’ll end your Summer School week on an absolute high.


Delivered in partnership with Behind the Beat.

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Course information

  • Monday 15th July 2024
  • Monday 29th July 2024
  • Cost: £399
  • Length: 5 Days
  • When: Weekdays, 10am to 5pm
  • Location: ICMP's Kilburn campus, London

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Key facts

  • 5-day intensive course
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Cost: £399
  • Monday 15th July 2024, Monday 29th July 2024
  • Lessons: 10am–5pm weekdays
  • Location: ICMP, 1B Dyne Road, NW6 7XG, London


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Please note our Summer Schools are open to students aged 16+.

If you need help or any further advice about our Music Summer Schools, please contact our friendly Admissions Team who will be happy to assist. 

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