short courses academic year 2017-18

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



music production - Level 2   next course in the autumn ring for details

songwriting and structure   (unaccredited) starts June 20th ring for enrolment details

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



street jazz dance (unaccredited) next course in the autumn 


Preparing for Ward Visiting  (level 2) next course starts in the autumn.  For peer support courses  call Mia Morris on 02072071786


Ring first on 020 7207 1786 or email

We will take your details and contact you before the course starts. 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.