short courses

all courses are FREE - £20 deposit required, returnable on completion

music production (AUDIO)  - Level 2   next course starts February 6th 2018 - ring for details

individual lesson in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals    (unaccredited) one to one lessons - ring for details

rap and the spoken word (unaccredited) next course starts 15th January 2018 - Linton Cassius and Julian Chisholm (Muddy Civilians) ring for details

songwriting and structure   (unaccredited) starts 31st May 2018 ring for details


photography (unaccredited) starts 28th May (introduction) and 9th May ring for details

Preparing for Ward Visiting    (level 2) next courses starts 10th April 2018.  For peer support courses  call Mia Morris on 02072071786

mixing tips and tricks in 'Reason' - course starts 18th January 2018 call Paul Brewer for details

street jazz dance (unaccredited) next course starts 2nd February ring for details


Ring us on 020 7207 1786

Classes are small and friendly and most courses are quite practical - there are no 'exams' and no written assignments (except for the Ward Visiting Courses).


Sound Minds has 10 years experience of designing, accrediting and delivering Open College Network courses.

Our course leaders are qualified teachers, experts in their field and practising musicians and filmmakers. 


Most units are at Level 2 (the same level as GCSEs). OCN credits are nationally recognised and former students have used awards of credit gained at Sound Minds to support university applications

Most courses are a couple of hours per week over 14 weeks. There are a limited number of free places available, subject to availability.

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Sound Minds does not follow a termly pattern - courses start and finish all year round, so keep checking this site or join our mailing lists to hear the latest news

Music tech courses are now taught on the latest Propellerheads Reason 9 software on Apple Macs. Sound Minds has been a fan of the innovative Propellerheads digital audio workstation since the beginning. It offers a low cost but extremely powerful music making system with an intuitive interface.


1:1 Top quality unaccredited Guitar, Keyboard and Drum Lessons are also available from only £13.50 per half hour. Learn what YOU want to know.

To find out more about start dates and to register your interest please email or call 020 7207 1786.