- Exclusive masterclasses with some of music’s biggest names
- Q&A sessions with our students
- Live demonstrations and tips
- Expert advice and industry insight
- Surprise live performances
BIMM have some of music’s biggest stars on speed-dial and the pulling power to get them in front of you at our legendary masterclasses. Leave your autograph book at home and get ready to listen to heavyweights such as Nile Rodgers, Stormzy, Jo Whiley, Brian May, and Mabel. Learn how they conquered the industry and how you can follow in their footsteps.
Our masterclasses are a mix of the world’s most successful industry professionals. From vocalists, songwriters, producers, guitarists, and drummers to label bosses and event managers. All ready to share insider advice that money can’t buy.
WHO HAS SPOKEN AT A MASTERCLASS?
We’ve had some brilliant speakers over the years — from music legends to current chart toppers. Our students get expert advice and crucial insight straight from the names who have made it. Some of our past Masterclass speakers include:
- Bob Geldof
- Nile Rodgers – Chic
- Four Tet
- Nick Mason – Pink Floyd
- Imogen Heap
- Brian May – Queen
- Steve Jordan
- Graham Coxon – Blur
- Jo Whiley
- Tony Iommi – Black Sabbath
- Shirley Manson – Garbage
- The Kooks
- The Edge – U2
- KT Tunstall
- Rob Trujillo – Metallica
- Chuck D – Public Enemy
- Lianne La Havas
- Royal Blood
- Ed O’Brien – Radiohead
- Lalah Hathaway
WHAT DO YOU LEARN AT A MASTERCLASS?
Masterclasses are an excellent opportunity to learn directly from artists and music industry professionals who have already succeeded in the industry.
They will pass on their knowledge and hopefully allow students to learn from some of their mistakes. At the end of the masterclass, there is usually a Q&A session for students to ask the guest questions about their careers or advice.
Masterclasses also give you the chance to meet the human behind the musician. During which you’ll learn all about how they worked their way to the top of their game by being dedicated, determined, and hard-working.
HOW CAN YOU ATTEND A MASTERCLASS?
BIMM Masterclasses are exclusive to BIMM students. Classes are announced through on-campus posters, Moodle, newsletters and as part of BIMM Extra. Students can sign up to attend Masterclasses online or at their college reception.
To get a sneak peek of what happens during a Masterclass go to the BIMM YouTube page to see clips of past speakers.