BIMM Academy Opens in Worthing
Following the success of the BIMM Brighton Academy, we’re pleased to be opening a second academy, headed up by former BIMM Brighton student Lisa Wadham and based at Worthing College.
After graduating with a degree in Vocals, Lisa went on to work extensively in London, Manchester and Berlin and now runs a successful Artist and Events Management company in Brighton. She has managed bands and international music festivals and – as a professional singer – Lisa has also fronted several ensembles and wowed audiences across the country with her soulful voice.
A typical example of how we create employment for our alumni, Lisa is looking forward to her role as Principal of the new academy in Worthing:
“I’m delighted to launch the newest BIMM Academy and cannot wait to see what talent Worthing has among our younger inhabitants. Worthing College and their stunning Sealight Theatre is a perfect space for our students to get creative each week and I’m proud to have partnered up the local education provider.”
The BIMM Worthing Academy lecturers will include three former BIMM graduates, Paul Lennox (Drums), Marianne Dunkling (Vocals) and Sam Brown (Bass), as well as Bradley Hicks (Guitar) – all of whom have music industry experience as well as being performers.
BIMM Academy is a fun way for young aspiring musicians (7-16-year-olds) to learn guitar, bass, drums or vocals, practise new skills and meet interesting like-minded young people, as well as developing confidence and self-esteem.
Every week students will learn modern songs taught by these lecturers using the very latest gear and equipment. The workshops will be two hours long. For the first hour, the students will break down and learn a chosen song. During the second hour, all the students come together and take part in a group workshop, putting what they have just learnt, and perform as a band. At the end of each term, students will perform the songs they’ve learnt in front of an audience of fellow students, family, friends and lecturers at the end-of-term showcase.
Anne Pithie, the Marketing Manager at Worthing College, said: “The whole college is thrilled that our fantastic facilities will be the home of the new BIMM Academy as this fits perfectly with one of our college promises; to put ourselves at the heart of the local community.”
BIMM Worthing Academy opens its doors on Saturday 24 February with a free taster day and will then run for 35 weeks of the year.
BIMM Academy course cost: £86 per month (by direct debit)
Session times: 10am – 12pm (7-12 years) and 12pm – 2pm (13-16 years)