Music Performance (Indie/Pop)

Summer School


The Indie/Pop Music Performance Summer School | Powered by BOSS runs over five days and consists of three days of learning and rehearsing songs (a new one each day), followed by the fourth day in the studio recording those tracks, as well as an album cover photo shoot. The final day begins with rehearsals for a public ‘CD launch gig’ attended by parents, family and friends held in the afternoon… and students get to leave the Summer School with a copy of the CD they’ve helped to record and create.

During your time at BIMM, you’ll be guided by music industry professionals, including a different special guest each day, and tutors such as James Hester (Malakai/Cars On Fire), Jamie Hunt (Biomechanical/Square Pusher/One Machine), Martin Hibbert (West End Productions and ad sessions), Damon Wilson (The Temperance Movement, Sugababes, James Brown) and Yolanda Charles (Robbie Williams, Paul Weller, Hans Zimmerman).

So don’t delay – have a blast this summer and rock enrol today!

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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, metal, punk and rock 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 11-17 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:


A BIMM Bristol Summer School is a great way to get a taster of what life as a BIMM student is really like. Attendees wishing to progress their music career can study a BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship at BIMM Bristol.

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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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