Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.

Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16+, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton and Online.

With UK artists dominating the global music scene and the increasing popularity of festivals and live music bringing £4bn into the UK economy, it is an exciting industry to be a part of. There are a huge range of career paths for you to follow, from songwriting and production through to stage management and sound engineering.  Source: UK Music, Wish You Were Here

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AMS alumni are now successfully working within the UK and global music industry, notable alumni include:

Tristan Evans of the Vamps

Tristan Evans – Drummer in Virgin EMI signed band, The Vamps. He is also the producer on many of their songs. They have launched their own record label and played in stadiums across the world.

Laurence Jones Blues Artist of the Year

Laurence Jones – Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, winning Young Blues Artist of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  He has supported Van Morrison, James Bay, Jools Holland and Buddy Guy.

Alumni Josh Kumra

Josh Kumra – Signed to Sony RCA, he co-wrote the number 1 single, ‘Don’t Go’ with Wretch 32. Going on to release his album, collaborating with the likes of Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé.

Eddy Thrower drumming for Lower than Atlantic

Eddy Thrower – Drummer in Lower Than Atlantis, selling out 6 UK tours as well as having 2 Top 40 albums. They have music featured on games such as Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero.

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University of West London
SQA Music
London College of Music
RSL Contemporary Arts
New College Swindon
Fife College
Matrix Quality Standard
Arts Council England
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