We offer curriculum relevant music workshops for schools. We can accommodate up to 40 mixed ability pupils from year 8 through to GCSE, BTEC and A-level. Workshops can be worked to suit your school timetables and include the content required by your individual school. If you have extra student numbers, these can be included at an additional cost.

We have delivered over 400 music workshop days to date. So there isn’t much we haven’t done in workshops in terms of Songwriting, Live Performance, Industry Careers & Music Tech!

Simply let us know your schools requirements and the areas of study you would like us to address for your school music workshops.


SongWriting Workshops

Songwriting Workshops

Songwriting workshops using techniques that are valued and relied upon within the music industry. Our workshop staff have their own extensive knowledge of songwriting. In our workshops, we illustrate different techniques used in song writing through songs that students will recognise as old classics as well as recent chart hits.

Most of our music workshops have an attending artist who will have featured in the official UK charts or iTunes chart. And they are able to demonstrate the importance of structure, dynamics, tempo and timbre in song writing, along with numerous other areas of study. We structure workshops relevant to your music curriculum requirements, from year 8 to A levels. Below is a version of our most popular format based on a generic GCSE or BTEC music workshop day that encompasses elements of songwriting, live performance and industry careers. This day will often feature an attending artist to both assist the workshops and perform to the school as part of the package.
Music Performance Workshops

Music Performance Workshops

Our music performance workshops include around £10,000 worth of musical equipment for students to master over the course of a day, including the very latest in P.A and sound engineering. Our music industry partners include Laney, HH Electronics, Tama, Marshalls Amplification and more.

These workshops rely upon students having their own material or cover material ready to perform on the day so that the attending artist can offer constructive feedback on how to move forwards as a performer, both musically and professionally.

These music performance workshop days are often credited for their ability to raise aspiration and confidence levels for all participants. We structure workshops relevant to your music curriculum requirements, from year 8 to A levels.

Below is a version of our most popular format based on a generic GCSE or BTEC music workshop day that encompasses elements of songwriting, live performance and industry careers. This day will often feature an attending artist to both assist the workshops and perform to the school as part of the package.
Music Industry Careers Workshops

Music Industry Careers Workshops

Our Music Industry Careers Workshop is one of our most sought after workshops and it is highly valued by both teachers and careers advisers alike. IEM staff and the attending artist offer a vast knowledge in careers within the music industry, experiencing many of them first hand and offering advice and insight into the thousands of ‘behind the scenes’ careers available to young people.

This information is delivered in an engaging and inspiring day that relates to all students in secondary education with or without an interest in music. Competitions, group business projects and 'Dragon's Den' style pitches are all included in this day. Isn't it ironic that none other than James Caan was partly involved in the initial financing of IEM back in 2012!

IEM are also renowned for building close relationships with some of the industries most highly rated colleges and universities across Great Britain. We pride ourselves in offering the best possible music industry careers advice for ages 14 + and in particular “the next step”.

Below is a version of our most popular format based on a generic GCSE or BTEC music workshop day that encompasses elements of songwriting, live performance and industry careers. This day will often feature an attending artist to both assist the workshops and perform to the school as part of the package.  
Artistic performance music workshops

Artist Performance Workshops

Artist Performance is part of our Music Workshops. We prearrange a Performance slot at the school, for our attending artist. This could be in assembly, during lunchtime or during lesson time, a time that fits with the school timetable.

Seeing our artists in a live performance really works to further inspire the workshop students. And it also provides an opportunity for the rest of the school to enjoy a top class performance from one of the UK’s latest talents. The artists we use at Industry Education in Music, are hand picked for their industry experience. Many having record deals, UK Charts, management contracts and live music experience in performance. Artists such as Underline The Sky, Sam Kelly, Barny Holmes, The Hype Theory to name a few. In addition, 'live' artist performance serves as a great example of ‘how to apply your trade’ to the participating workshop students. And this often results in students taking to the stage and performing live to the school audience.

Below is a version of our most popular format based on a generic GCSE or BTEC music workshop day that encompasses elements of songwriting, live performance and industry careers. This day will often feature an attending artist to both assist the workshops and perform to the school as part of the package.
Music Tech Workshops

Music Tech Workshops

Our Music Tech Workshops are delivered to mixed ability students and range from the very basics in music sequencing through to the fine tuning, mixing and mastering of your computer generated pieces using the latest music technology software. From year 8 through to GCSE, BTEC and A-level. Our workshop leaders are familiar with both PC and Apple as well as music tech software  Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and Sibelius. This is a great workshop for teachers looking to come away with an immediate evidence of music tech technology work for all students involved.