The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance will now be welcoming 12-16 year old students into the school for the first time through an innovative new programme, the Ace Academy @ the Institute.

Pioneered by guitarist Ace of Brit rock band Skunk Anansie, the Ace Academy is a three level programme broken into 10 week terms, which are mapped against the school calendar. Students will start at beginner level in guitar, bass, drums or vocals and learn to play proficiently within their first term. After an hour lesson every week students will be given the opportunity to come together and perform as a band. 

The programme has been designed around the Ace methodology, a contemporary hands-on playing approach, which enables young students to create their own unique style whilst providing them with the ability to play in a band and with other musicians quickly and easily. The course will be taught by students from the Institute BMUS in Popular Music Performance who have obtained a licentiate to teach as part of their degree. The Ace Academy will start the beginner’s course on 27th September costing £209 if booked before August 1st 2014. 

Ace is using his vast wealth of knowledge and experience to give a unique take on tutoring which he developed for his Ace Guitar Academy Franchise. At the Institute he will be adding bass guitar, drums and vocals to the mix to encourage students to learn to perform live with bands. With exceptional tuition and state of the art facilities students will have the opportunity to learn an instrument and have a great time doing it! 

To book your young music enthusiast on this course contact admissions on 

0207 328 0222