Music Performance and Production

Summer School


The Music Performance and Production Summer School consists of five days and 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.

You will receive expert tuition from our BIMM tutors in small classes with group and 1-2-1 tuition, including getting to work and record in our state-of-the-art recording studios.

Then to add to the excitement, we’ll even throw in some special guests! This year expect to meet ex-drummer with Manchester’s finest and a founding member of Elbow, Richard Jupp; BBC6Music favourites and worldwide touring act, Sink Ya Teeth; EMI/Universal recording artist Zuzu; Heavenly Recordings act, The Orielles; and PINS, who have just completed their 3rd album for Warner Brothers.

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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:


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 Artist Development or a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship at BIMM Manchester. Production attendees can choose a Diploma in Live Sound Engineering and Tour Management or a BA (Hons) in Music Production.

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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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