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Pre-sales questions

Expect something highly engaging! Elevate courses are packed full of interactive learning elements. You’ll have access to video and written lessons, and will use diagrams, case studies and insider hints and tips in your studies. Once you’ve completed an Elevate course, you’ll have lifetime access to all information shared, meaning you can revisit your course materials whenever you like.

You can start whenever you’re ready! Elevate courses are accessed on demand, so you can start and pause your learning at any time. There are no deadlines to begin or complete your course by, so you can progress your studies when it suits you. All course materials are yours to keep, so you can take the course again further down the track if you’d like.

To study an Elevate course, you just need to bring an inquisitive mind and complete your work on a mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

Yes. We work with a range of industry partners to provide Elevate students like yourself with discounted software to support your learning journey. Your courses will include links to discounts, where relevant.  

If you have any questions about your course, please send an email to We aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours – if not sooner!

We offer a range of payment methods for your course, including PayPal & PayPal Credit, Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

You can find out more about the Elevate courses by reading our full terms and conditions.

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is London’s leading music education provider. For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering a comprehensive range of music courses in our Kilburn recording studios, teaching rooms and tech labs, as well as remotely. As an ICMP student, you’ll connect to the global music industry through our expert tutors – all successful music industry professionals – as well as your talented fellow student peers.

Yes. If you’d prefer to learn face-to-face at ICMP, we have a range of short courses which are studied in-person at our London campus. Choose from Singing lessons, Songwriting, Mixing & Mastering, Sound Engineering, Electronic Music Production (EMP), Post-Production Sound for Film, Game and TV, Pro Tools, Music Production and Ableton Live.

If you’d like to know more, please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or by email on

Yes. In fact, many of our courses are designed to be taken together as a bundle, allowing you to progress your skill level in a particular area from beginner to intermediate. Explore our Elevate bundle offers to find your perfect course bundle.

After-sales questions

Once you’ve completed all your course lessons, you’ll be awarded a certificate found on your dashboard page, which you can download and share.

Yes – you absolutely do! ICMP Elevate courses are designed to be revisited, so you can reuse the course material to practice, develop and continue to improve. As long as you have an account with us, you’ll have access to all the courses you’ve purchased.

If you have any questions about your course, please send an email to . We aim to respond within 24 hours – if not sooner.

We’re confident that you’ll love our Elevate courses… but if you’re unhappy with your individual course experience and would like to request a refund, simply fill out our refund request form.

Our music industry partners

At Elevate we develop our courses alongside music partners to unlock industry opportunities, expert insights and exclusive offers and discounts. Whether it's guitars and gear from Ernie Ball and ACS, or music production software from the likes of Ableton Live, our network gives you support and opportunities for any music hobby or career path.