The BMus Popular Music Performance degree will see you develop your technical performance skills to the highest level, as you gain impressive academic abilities and an entrepreneurial understanding of the music industry. Launch your professional career as a portfolio musician with this highly relevant collaborative degree.

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3 Years

Cert HE Popular Music Performance


Available in: London

316G i25

Develop your technical and theoretical guitar skills to a professional standard, as you prepare for a career as a portfolio musician and guitarist. Craft your identity as a well-rounded performer on this all-encompassing one-year guitar course.

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1 Year

BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship

Available in: London

W3C5 i25

This creative exploration programme explores composition, performance and production in a collaborative environment. It will develop your artistic identity and help establish yourself as music professional.

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3 Years

MMus Masters in Popular Music Performance

Guitar, Bass, Drums

Available in: London

Across this vibrant one-year MMus course, you’ll progress your already advanced instrumental expertise, musicianship, performance abilities, academic thinking and critical reasoning skills to the highest possible levels.

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1 Year (2 years Part-time)

Cert HE Creative Musicianship

Available in: London

W35C i25

With ICMP’s one-year CertHE Creative Musicianship course, you’ll begin to explore your artistic identity in the context of the modern music industry, and will develop a solid, practical and creative foundation in performance, composition and the music business.

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1 Year

Learn six iconic blues guitar styles in this step-by-step practical course. You’ll take each module at your own pace and be introduced to the history and key techniques of each blues style by influential guitarist Justin Sandercoe. Open now for enrolment, and you can commence any time.

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Our online Blues Guitar Styles 101 developed by influential guitarist Justin Sandercoe will take you from being stuck in a rut to improvising and playing in each of the six great blues styles with real confidence.

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6 Weeks

Performance Summer School

Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocal

Available in: London


If you’ve always wanted to be a musician, ICMP’s Music Performance Summer School week will catapult you onto centre stage. Perform with others, become more familiar with your instrument, and hone your musical talent.

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5 Days


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The Guitar Institute

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ICMP is the home of the legendary Guitar Institute. Founded over 30 years ago, we have developed an understanding of the needs and ambitions of young musicians that is second to none, and in the process have enabled the successful careers of thousands of graduates.

During this time the music industry has of course changed significantly. As a result we have changed our methods and our teaching accordingly, to ensure that young, talented and ambitious musicians are provided with the best learning environment and developmental opportunities possible.

We provide a range of guitar courses, both full-time, part-time and online, for players keen to improve their fretboard skills and knowledge and take their guitar playing and performing to the next level.

Find the right guitar course for yourself from the listings above. If you need any additional help simply speak to our friendly Admissions Advisors on 020 7328 0222 or via our Live Chat during office hours.

For more than 30 years, ICMP has been supporting great guitar players as they develop their talents and build successful careers in the industry.

Our London based guitar courses draw guitarists from all over the world, who choose ICMP for it'sreputation, impressive faculty and unrivalled facilities. 

Peter Napper (USA) • BMus Guitar Graduate

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ICMP is the home of the legendary Guitar Institute. Founded over 30 years ago, the Guitar Institute has been training and supporting talented and ambitious guitar players as they build creative, rewarding and successful careers.

Thousands of guitar students passed through the door of the Guitar Institute, and as we've evolved into ICMP the draw of our unrivalled curriculum and industry support has never waned. Guitarists can expect to be challenged, inspired and experience serious progression through our courses. You do, of course, need to match our teaching with a desire and committment to learn, but those who do will reap the rewards.

At the ICMP we ensure that only the best practitioners, educators and professionals teach on our courses. So by choosing an ICMP course, you can be sure that you will have access to the best and most inspirational guitar teaching to help you achieve your personal goals.

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