Music Performance (Indie/Pop)

Summer School


Every year at BIMM, we run a range of Summer Schools for musicians looking to develop their technique and their confidence as live performers. So if you’re a guitarist, singer, bassist or drummer, a BIMM Summer School is a fantastic way to spend your break.

The Music Performance Summer School (Indie/Pop) | Powered by BOSS runs over five days and consists of four mornings of dedicated tuition on your instrument, followed by a live performance workshop every afternoon to hone your performance skills on stage guided by your tutors and a different special guest each day. The last day will involve forming bands, and rehearsing your favourite track of the week, in preparation for an afternoon performance for your friends and family.

During the Summer School you’ll learn tracks by artists like The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the Foo Fighters and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

You will receive expert tuition from our BIMM tutors including Erik Stams (Drums), Kelly Fraser (Vocals), Dave Troke (Bass) and Sandy Buglass (Guitar).

Then to add to the excitement we’ll even throw in some special guests. In the past we’ve been joined by Phil Simmonds (Jessie J, Angel Haze, Leona Lewis), Dexter Hercules (Rita Ora, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs), Ben Martinez (Jessie J), Randolph Matthews (Looper), Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club, Hudson Mohawke) and Adam Goldsmith (Elton John, Brian May, Beverley Knight)!

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JUST: £299 For five days of music mayhem!

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What you'll get up to

Learn tracks by indie bands, rehearse what you’ve learned in our daily live performance workshops, and perform for family and friends on your final day.

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Summer Schools 2019

  • Technical Development

    Improve your technique with tuition from our expert tutors and special guests, who truly are some of music’s best.

  • Pre-Production

    Prior planning and attention to detail are key to any great performance, and you’ll learn how to prepare songs, with an emphasis on simplicity being taken to a very high standard.

  • Live Performance Workshops

    You’ll learn to communicate your ideas with other musicians, with focus on a tight, well arranged and professional performance.

  • Rehearsals

    You’ll form a band and will cover rehearsal techniques to make sure you get the most out of your rehearsal time in order to really wow at your big performance.

  • Final Live Performance

    Show your friends and family what you’re made of, with a Summer School gig on the last day of class.

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Minimum requirements

Our Summer Schools are for guitarists, vocalists, bassists, drummers and those interested in music production. Anyone aged 11 to 17 can apply – we only ask that you’re not a complete beginner in your chosen discipline. The player needs to be comfortable learning a song and then playing it in front of their peers.

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After this course


There are a whole host of options for Summer School attendees wishing to progress in music. Depending on their level, performers can study a Diploma in Popular Music Performance, a BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship, a BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance (with or without Foundation Year) or even a MMus Popular Music Performance postgraduate degree. Production attendees can choose a Diploma in Music Production or a BA (Hons) Music Production at BIMM London.

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Making it in music:

Success Stories

Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with many forging a career in the music industry as performers and music industry professionals.

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