Experience the ICMP community

like one of our own.

If you're looking to study one of our Songwriting courses, our experience days are FREE hands-on taster sessions held at our ICMP London campus.  Each Experience day is made up of workshops, classes and masterclass sessions, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, master new techniques, interact with your potential tutors and meet your fellow class members.

Masterclasses, recording sessions and facilities tour

The day runs from 11am to 4pm, with lunch included. You will attend a morning and afternoon session: during the morning session,  you will enjoy a 2 hours masterclass in Songwriting by our tutors. The afternoon session will be dedicated to  a genre specific class in Songwriting.

In between, you'll get to have a tour of the ICMP campus in Kilburn, guided by our staff; you'll be able to see our fantastic facilities, from our classrooms and performance studios, to our recording studios and tech labs.

Following the tour, you'll meet the team at The Hub, our music industry experts and career counselors, which will explain and talk you through their role in helping shape the careers and opportunities of our students.

Discover the ICMP community

Please note, we currently have no Experience Days planned for 2019. However, we hold regular Open Days and Backstage Pass Tours, these are the perfect chance to discover more about ICMP and your future music career.



We regularly hold Experience Days for all disciplines throughout the year. If you'd like to know about the next one, contact our team:

By phone: 020 7328 0222

By email: enquiries@icmp.ac.uk


Leddra ChapmanSongwriting

Leddra rose to prominence when her debut single, ‘Story’, was released on 7 December 2009 to much critical success and strong radio support from Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2 during his last months at the station. The track is taken from her debut album, Telling Tales, which was produced by Peter-John Vettese (Melanie C, Beverley Knight, M-People). She has performed with Ed Sheeran, singing a duet with him on his EP Live at the Bedford and singing backing vocals on his releases Songs I Wrote with Amy and +.
Leddra Chapman | Songwriting Tutor | ICMP London

Tim ElsenburgSongwriting

Tim Elsenburg is a producer, songwriter, and musician, currently working on projects in all those fields. His band, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, was nominated for a Mercury Music award in 2009, getting lots of national coverage as the “band who made an album in their garden shed”. Sweet Billy Pilgrim have released three critically acclaimed albums, toured with artists as diverse as Jamie Cullum, Portico Quartet and Field Music, Malian singer Rokia Traoré, The Futureheads, and performed with The Who at the Royal Albert Hall.
Tim Elsenburg | Songwriting Tutor | ICMP London

Paul StanboroughSongwriting

As a multi-instrumentalist with a training in creative music technology, Paul’s understanding and awareness of the craft and sensibility needed to shape and form a song ultimately led him to a position as the in-house producer, programmer, and engineer for renowned songwriter and producer, Guy Chambers. Alongside Chambers, Paul worked with artists as diverse as Kelis, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Janet Jackson, Mark Ronson, The Scissor Sisters, Britney Spears, Jamie Cullum, and Tinie Tempah, to name a few.
Paul Stanborough | Music Production | ICMP London
Professional Music Facilities

During the Experience Days, you will get a chance to tour our fantastic facilities. At ICMP, we are committed to investing in the best teaching and learning environment for our students, with the latest equipment always available. 

We offer our music students many large live performance rooms with stages, together with sound-isolation booths across both our buildings. Students also have access to a comprehensive range of industry-standard recording and production facilities. This includes exclusive access to our electronic music production studio, our production booth and mobile recording rigs & recording booths.

And did you know? All ICMP students can use our music facilities for personal practice free of charge outside of time tabled hours, and we are open 7 days a week!

The Hub at ICMP

You will also meet and talk to the team at The Hub during your experience day. The Hub is the link between the classroom, the music industry and your future career, providing the students with a wide range of advice and guidance, including one to one sessions with professional music industry advisers and career guidance professionals.

Run by a team of music industry professionals and experienced careers counsellors, the team is on hand from day one to support ICMP students in taking the first steps towards a career in the music industry or in wider employment. Their support doesn't end at graduation, as they keep providing advice and help to our ICMP graduates whenever they need. 

Songwriting Success Stories


After signing a deal with 4AD Records, the home of artists such as Bon Iver, Iron & Wine and The National, Daughter have gone on to find international success, headlining their own world tours and performing at worldwide festivals such as SXSW and Glastonbury. Elena, Igor and Remi released their second album in early 2016. The follow-up to 'If You Leave', entitled 'Not To Disappear', was released to acclaim from fans and critics alike, and was supported by a sold-out world tour across the UK, Europe and North America.
Daughter | Songwriting | ICMP London

Denai MooreSongwriting

After starting at the ICMP, Denai signed a publishing deal with the new Hard Livings label licensed through Because Music, who also represents artists such as Metronomy and Django Django, and has won her famous fans like Plan B. After playing David Lynch’s famous ‘Silencio’ bar in Paris in 2013, Denai appeared on the bill at Green Man Festival in Wales and played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festival. She has gone on gain a slot on the coveted Later with Jools Holland which aired on BBC 2 in November 2013.
Denai Moore | Songwriting | ICMP London

Sarah CloseSongwriting

Sarah Close is a singer-songwriter who studied on our BA Songwriting degree course. She played a sold-out show at Camden Assembly in 2017 and will headline a second sell-out performance at Heaven in London in September 2017, as well as playing the House Festival at Marble Hill House alongside Erasure, Craig David, Dua Lipa, Rag n Bone Man and others. Sarah also performed at major pop festival British Summer Time in July 2017 alongside headliners including Justin Bieber and Martin Garrix. In 2017, following her continuous success, Sarah signed a deal with Parlophone records.
Sarah Close | Songwriting graduate | ICMP London