Part-time music courses that match your lifestyle!
Our part-time music courses for beginners have been specially developed for those who want to explore specific musical disciplines including vocals, music production and songwriting, and who need a flexible learning schedule. If you have a passion for music, but would like to take your musical knowledge further, our music short courses are taught in small groups and a great way to develop your playing ability and musical techniques, improve your theoretical knowledge and collaborate with like-minded music lovers.
Throughout the courses, you'll have access to a dedicated ICMP tutor to support your learning. ICMP’s part-time music courses are taught by the same highly esteemed tutors who take our full-time courses. They’re all experienced musicians who’ve shaped the face of the music business across their careers, and are ready to inspire, energise and pass their extensive knowledge of the music industry onto you. They’ll work hard to support and encourage you throughout your learning journey and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from them, gaining important feedback and advice along the way.
Next available part-time course start dates:
• 5th November (Intro to Songwriting, Vocals, Music Production
• 6th November (Intermediate Vocals and Music Production)
• 19th November (Intro to Ableton Live)
• 14th December (Ableton Push Weekend - The Complete Guide)
• 7th January (Intro to Vocals, Music Production, Ableton Live, Songwriting)
• 8th January (Intro to Ableton Live, Intermediate Vocals, Music Production)
• 18th January (Ableton Push Weekend - The Complete Guide)
Next available online course start dates:
• 22nd October
• 7th January
• 28th January
• 4th February
• 25th February
We also have course dates up to March 2020, please see individual courses for more information.
Just announced - 2020 Summer Schools
Introduction to Songwriting
The Introduction to Songwriting course offers tuition on the craft of writing songs and includes an introductory theoretical analysis of songwriting content, style, genre, song structure, harmony, melody, creating arrangements and lyric writing. You’ll be set weekly tasks by your expert ICMP songwriting tutor to help translate the theory you learn into practice. You’ll receive constructive feedback on all your efforts and will also get to attend special songwriting workshops at ICMP.
Next course start date: Tuesday 5th November 2019
Introduction to Music Production
The Introduction to Music Production course provides an overview of how to produce music and the basic technical skills needed to produce songs. By completing this course you'll be able to use Logic X fluently to build and arrange a song. Be able to programme using MIDI and samples, and be able to record vocals and guitars in a home recording environment. You'll also become aware of the art and practice of mixing.
Next course start date: Tuesday 5th November 2019
Introduction to Vocals
The Introduction to Vocals part-time music course provides an introduction to the voice as an instrument, studying its role in music and the basic technical skills needed to sing and perform songs. You’ll also cover the fundamentals of theory, technique and concepts, making reference to contemporary music examples, and will develop basic ensemble skills, understand breathing and warm-ups, gain confidence in your singing and will be able to perform competently as part of a band, gaining a small repertoire of songs by the end of the six-week course.
Next course start date: Thursday 5th November 2019
The Intermediate part-time Vocals course will see you extend your knowledge of the human voice as an instrument in both a theoretical and practical context. You’ll explore a range of styles, techniques and genres by singing in small groups with other vocalists and performing as a lead solo singer, you will learn tactics to help overcome performance anxiety and you will work on your stage presence. At the end of the six-week course period, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a unique, creative, versatile and confident performer.
Next course start date: Wednesday 6th November 2019
Introduction to Ableton Live
Our Introduction to Ableton Live course is the perfect opportunity for electronic music fans to learn how to create music using Ableton Live. From sampling through to mastering, you’ll finish the course knowing how to harness the power of Ableton to create your own tracks and take them into a live performance environment. You’ll learn to create music in any style or genre that takes your fancy, and we’ll also introduce you to Ableton’s brilliant Push tool and teach you how to use it to speed up your workflow and get hands-on with your music.
Next course start date: Tuesday 19th November 2019
Music Summer Schools
Make music this summer with our week-long Music Performance, Songwriting & Music Production summer schools. Whether you’re just starting out as a musician, or have been making music for years, our Summer Schools are a great way to develop your technique, improve your confidence as a live performer and, above all, have fun!
Starting: Summer 2020