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Avid Pro-Tools

All Academy of Music & Sound centres are Pro-Tools sponsored schools. Allowing our students the opportunity to enhance their instrument tuition with access to digital composition and recording facilities.



Yamaha have a long history of supporting education in music, as well as a 17 year working relationship with the Academy of Music & Sound Directors . The formal endorsement of The Academy of Music & Sound started in 2005 and Yamaha now fully support our centres with all electric and acoustic drums, keyboards, as well as Electric and acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars.

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Peavey supply every Academy of Music & Sound centre with all their amplification needs. Guitar and bass amplification as well as numerous P.A’s that suit the many different musical settings our students find themselves in. Practice amps to full touring rigs, we have it all.

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Zildjian aren’t “just” Cymbal manufacturers. To play any Zildjian cymbal, is to be a part of a historic musical legacy that stretches back over 350 years! Our drum students use Zildjian cymbals exclusively, whether it`s for practice, performance workshops or end of term gigs.

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Teaming up with the Apprenticeship Team, the Academy of Music & Sound now offers an Apprenticeship in Music Business.


Daylight Music Productions

Daylight Music Productions represents a few select artists & bands in the UK to help them achieve their aspirations in the music industry. Through a collaboration with the National Skills Academy & Academy of Music & Sound, we are currently working with exciting talented musicians, singer songwriters and composers.


The Music Industries Association

The Music Industries Association is a UK trade association, the only one servicing and representing the interests of all UK businesses selling musical instruments and associated products.

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River Studios

River Studios is The South’s Premier Private Music Facility. Although this character filled building is over 100 years old, it has just been lovingly refurbished in a massive way, going from a double height single story hall, to 18 rooms spread over two floors, with extensive sound proofing and acoustic treatment, a significant air cooling/heating/freshening system and state of the art technology.

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The Music Mill

The Music Mill and The Academy of Music & Sound are pleased to announce a partnership which sees the joining forces of two of the areas most formidable providers of music and media facilities and training to be able to deliver a new range of courses at the Music Mill’s site in Newton Abbot.

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Originally starting out to serve the needs of the North East and Cumbria the agency expanded its role nationally when asked by Arts Council England to assist other fledgling agencies, organisations and groups in policy, programme development, governance and funding. As such Generator has represented the music development sector at Government level with membership of both the Live Music Forum and Music Education forums. The agency also leads the Music Industry Development Association, a body set up to establish common aims amongst similar organisations in the UK.


Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City is the largest international music, digital and film festival and conference in the UK, welcoming over 360 artists, in over 25 venues in Liverpool’s city centre, with over 40,000 music fans and over 3000 industry professionals. Every year we take pride in bringing some of the most exciting breakthrough artists to the festival, giving the city an opportunity to see tomorrows major acts up close and personal, before anyone else

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