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Masterclasses

In addition to the lectures, lessons, one to one tutorials and extra-curricular classes we run throughout each term, we invite various musicians, music professionals and artists to come in and talk to our students.

With each discipline benefiting from both subject specific events, such as lectures from renowned players, producers or managers, as well as cross discipline masterclasses from some of the top names in the world, students benefit from a wealth of experience and advise.

It’s also a great opportunity to see some fantastic performances in an intimate setting!

Velvet Revolver’s Dave Kushner – From Metal to Movies

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ACM is excited to confirm that on Sunday 27th April, 60 lucky ACM students will have the opportunity to meet and hear from Velvet Revolver rhythm guitarist and composer of music for film/television, Dave Kushner.

This EXCLUSIVE event continues the ongoing ACM and Metropolis Partnership – an exciting new chapter in ACM’s history.

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Frank Turner – Singer/Songwriter to Visit ACM

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ACM is excited to confirm that english folk/punk singer/songwriter Frank Turner will be visiting Guildford as part of the ACM Odeon Sessions lecture series on 28th March 2014 with the session scheduled to run between 1-3pm.

Having recently sold out London’s O2 arena, supported the » more

Guitar & Bass Maintenance Clinic – Cadillac Guitars

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ACM is pleased to confirm the attendance of Robert van der Linde of Cadillac Guitars. Rob will deliver a workshop on guitar and bass maintenance, including setups, preamps, pickups, and hardware. Rob will also explain overall guitar construction and the various woods used to get different sounds.

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Steve Lawson Bass Masterclass

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ACM is pleased to confirm that highly respected session musician, clinician & solo bass performer Steve Lawson will delivering a Bass Masterclass on Wednesday 26th March. The ticketed session will take place in ACM’s Artist Development Demo 2 between 2-4pm.

Tickets for Steve Lawson’s masterclass are strictly limited and are available from ACM Student Relations.

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Kim Chandler – Vocal Masterclass Session Confirmed

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ACM is pleased to confirm that one of the UK’s leading session singers and contemporary vocal coaches, Kim Chandler will be delivering a Vocal Masterclass on Tuesday 25th March. The ticketed session will take place in ACM’s Room 14 between 4-6pm.

Tickets for Kim Chandler’s masterclass are strictly limited and are available from ACM Student » more

Kelis Performs at Metropolis Studios

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ACM was excited to be able to invite 30 lucky ACM students to Metropolis Studios to watch Grammy nominated US singer/songwriter Kelis as she performed an intimate one-off-show gig to support her forthcoming new album, ‘Food’.

Kelis and her live band performed the new album in full, in Metropolis Studio A, with up to 30 » more

Jeff Berlin Bass Masterclass

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ACM is pleased to confirm that legendary bass guitarist Jeff Berlin will be visiting Guildford to deliver a bass masterclass session on Tuesday 4th March. The ticketed session will take place in Room 14 of ACM’s Rodboro Building between 4-6pm.

Tickets for this masterclass session are extremely limited and will be made available at ACM’s » more

Sharleen Linton Vocal Masterclass Series

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ACM is pleased to confirm that vocalist and ACM Artist in Residence Sharleen Linton will delivering a Vocal Masterclass series; the first of which starts on Tuesday 18th February. The first ticketed session will took place in Room 14 of ACM’s Rodboro Building between 4-6pm.

The next of the ‘Vocal Mini Series’ will be announced » more

Killzone Mercenary / Killzone – Shadow Fall Sound Designer to Visit ACM

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ACM is pleased to confirm that Sony Computer Entertainment sound designer, Dylan Vadamootoo will be visiting Guildford to deliver a Creative Sound Design (CSD) masterclass session on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

The two hour session starting at 4pm, will take place in Room 12 of the Rodboro Building.

More about Sound Designer Dylan Vadamootoo » more

Drummer and Music Agent Bob Knight Visits ACM

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ACM was pleased to welcome back Bob Knight who delivered a masterclass session on Wednesday 5th February 2014. The two hour session took place in Demo 2 of ACM’s Artist and Development Centre and focused on Bob’s wealth of experience as a drummer and music industry agent.

Bob is regarded as one of the » more

George Clinton Meets ACM Students at New Metropolis Masterclass

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ACM were pleased to offer students the latest instalment of the ACM @ Metropolis Masterclasses on Sunday 2nd February with American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer and the principal architect of P-Funk, George Clinton. This EXCLUSIVE masterclass session continued the recent ACM and Metropolis Partnership.

The masterclass session with George Clinton took place at » more

Kym Mazelle (Recording Artist) – ACM Music Business Masterclass

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ACM was pleased to welcome American dance-pop, Hi-NRG, soul and house singer Kym Mazelle to ACM to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.

The session took place on Wednesday 27th November in Room 39 of ACM’s Global House and was a MUST for » more

George Ergatoudis – Head of BBC Radio 1 visits ACM

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ACM was pleased to welcome Music Industry Executive and Head of Music at BBC Radio 1, George Ergatoudis to ACM Guildford’s Odeon Lecture series on Friday 29th November who delivered a seminar session focusing on the Radio 1 playlist processes and getting your music heard.

About George Ergatoudis

George Ergatoudis was appointed Head of Music, » more

Eric Longley – Business Masterclass Session

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ACM was pleased to welcome Music Industry Executive Eric Longley to joined the ACM Guildford Odeon Lecture series on Friday 22nd November and who delivered two special seminar session entitled ‘Demo to Limo’.

Seminar Overview – Demo to Limo

The seminar covered the early days of getting a group together, how to avoid some classic » more

Dave Vitty (aka Comedy Dave Radio 1) – ACM Music Business Masterclass

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ACM was pleased to welcome former BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show legend Dave Vitty (aka Comedy Dave) to ACM to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.

The session (starting at 5.30pm) will took place on Wednesday 20th November in Room 39 of ACM’s » more

Drummer Rob Brian Visits ACM

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ACM was pleased to welcome drummer Rob Brian to the Guildford campus and who delivered a drum masterclass session on Tuesday 19th November. The session took place in ACM’s Rodboro Building in Room 14 from 4pm.

More about Rob Brian

Rob Brian has been playing drums since 1979 with early influences that included bands » more

Newton Faulkner – ACM Alumnus Returns for Masterclasses

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ACM was pleased to welcome back Performance School Alumnus and all-round good guy, Newton Faulkner to Guildford, who delivered two exclusive Masterclasses sessions on Tuesday 12th November.

About Newton Faulkner

By the age of 22, Newton Faulkner was already a graduate of Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music, had a million-selling, Number One » more

Kriss Baird (Music Ally) – ACM Music Business Masterclass

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ACM was pleased to welcome ACM Business Alumnus and Music & Technology Industry Eventmaker, Kriss Baird who visited to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.

The two hour session (starting at 1.30pm) took place on Wednesday 13th November in Room 39 of ACM’s » more