Meet our #ThisIsACM Competition Winners - ACM
21 Nov 2018

Meet our #ThisIsACM Competition Winners

At ACM, we believe it is important that our students have access to use state-of-the-art equipment across our three campuses, ensuring them with the best possible tools to secure a bright and prosperous future within the music industry. This is why we decided to open our new campaign, #ThisIsACM2018. Recently, we asked our returning students to create a post via Instagram, explaining what ACM means to them using the campaign tag. Three very lucky individuals, one from each ACM campus would then be chosen at random to walk away with £400 of Andertons Music vouchers. This week, we found our lucky few and asked them all about their ACM journey.

Say hello to our #ThisIsACM winners:

Kizzie Proctor, Creative Artist student (Guildford)

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What does being an ACM student mean to you?

ACM is a great environment where I can explore my artistry with the support of my peers and tutors. It means I can test out new ideas in a comfortable environment so I can constantly keep improving.

What is your favourite part about being an ACM student?

My favourite part about being an ACM student is the network it provides and the learning environment. Through ACM I’ve had the opportunity to meet fellow musicians and artists on my level and also people who I can learn from.

What music gear will you be buying with the vouchers?

I will be buying myself a new guitar!

What would be your advice to prospective ACM students?

Get involved with everything and say yes to as much as you can! Saying yes to one thing can open so many doors, whether it’s an invite to a gig for a band you haven’t heard of, a recording opportunity or an open mic; just say yes. You might not think you’re ready for a lot of things but you’ve really got nothing to lose while you’re still in education, its all a learning curve.

Describe ACM in three words.

Educational. Motivating. Inspiring.

Follow Kizzie at @kizzieproctor

 

Simon Sheppard, BA (Hons) Professional Music Performance (London)

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What does being an ACM student mean to you?

Being an ACM student to me means networking and making friends with other talented students. We are all here to support each other no matter what your creative endeavours are. Also, having tutors that not only push you to be better, but they open your mind to new ideas and make you feel like what you’re doing is worth it.

What is your favourite part about being an ACM student?

My favourite part is definitely rehearsing with my band. Having a free space with drums and a PA helps me to test out my equipment in preparation for the real thing. It would be so much more difficult and costly for us to rehearse if we didn’t have the space to jam out.

What music gear will you be buying with the vouchers?

I honestly already had a list of things I wanted to buy (the plus side of having GAS “gear acquisition syndrome”). It’s a hard choice, but I’m thinking either an Ibanez 5 string multiscale bass, or a Seymour Duncan Powerstage 700. It’s a hard choice! I may just end up with something completely different.

What would be your advice to prospective ACM students?

My advice is to make use of the facilities, the extra curricular activities and the tutors as much as possible. You won’t get the same experience again, so make the most of it. Don’t be afraid to open up, share your creativity with everyone, network and most of all study hard! This is basically the beginning of your career, you never know what can happen!

Describe ACM in three words.

Experiential, Inspiring and Stimulating

Follow Simon at @siro_guitar

 

Lewis Jones, Music Performance UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma. (Birmingham)

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What does being an ACM student mean to you?

Being an ACM student means that I now have more opportunities than I didn’t have before. I now have more interaction with other musicians, I’ve made friends for life, and I’ve met people that can collaborate with, whilst building my knowledge of the music industry.

What is your favourite part about being an ACM student?

My favourite part of being an ACM student is that I can perform on stage and play the music that I love playing.

What music gear will you be buying with the vouchers?

I’ll be buying more double pedals, sticks and cymbal bags.

What would be your advice to prospective ACM students?

If you want to achieve the best then come to ACM. You’ll meet tutors that are part of the industry, who have a lot of knowledge and contacts, which as a result gives you the best chance of success.

Describe ACM in three words.

Fun. Hard. Relaxing

Follow Lewis at @activelewis666


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