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Summer courses for young people and adults

Point Blank Summer Institute 2022

Summer School Courses. Ages 11 to adult.

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Point Blank London Open Days - Register Today

Find out about our London School, the courses we offer and how we can help you follow your passions, make better music and build the industry career you want. The event will include a free track deconstruction masterclass.

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DJ

We've already taught Goldie, Pete Tong, Nicole Moudaber, Claude VonStroke, Monki and many more. Follow in their footsteps to make your dreams come true by diving into one of our DJ courses this summer. After opening the door to the music industry and being taught by the industry's best in our Pioneer-sponsored studio, you'll be filling dance floors in no time!

Music Production

Enter the exciting world of Music Production and learn to create your own anthems! You'll be taught all the tricks  of the trade from our expert lecturers here at Point Blank Institute. After locking in the basics of using a Digital Audio Workstation, you'll be recording vocals, mixing tracks, and carving out your own style ready for the world to rock!

Singing

Find your voice this summer with Point Blank Institute's Singing Summer Schools. Whether you're a booming bass or a shining soprano singer, you'll find your perfect pitch and learn the art of performance from the best. You'll benefit from plenty of 1-2-1 time with our expert vocal coaches, and meet a chorus of other voices to work with on your journey!

Courses for Adults

Courses for 11-13 Year Olds

Courses for 14-19 Year Olds

About Our Summer Courses

Adults

If you are looking to kickstart a new career in music this year then look no further than Point Blank Institute Summer Courses. We are holding courses spanning various lengths but one thing they all have in common is that they'll provide you with an arsenal of new skills, a community of like-minded people, and a new outlook on the exciting possibilities of your future. Whether it's our Singing Summer ProgrammeWeekend DJ Course or one of our 3 month Logic or Ableton courses,  you'll be dancing to the beat of your own tunes in no time!

Kids

Point Blank are also offering a range of kids courses this year in music production, DJing and singing. A chance for youngsters and teenagers to get their foot in the door with one of the world's leading institutions.  If your children have an interest in music and would like to explore their creative side this summer, then bring them down to our state-of-the-art studios where they'll get an introduction to music creation from our industry professionals. Our Logic and Ableton Summer Schools run over the course of 1 week, as does our Singing Summer School. Our DJ Summer School takes place over a weekend.

Our Commitment to Fair Access

As part of our commitment to fair access and participation in higher education, and in recognition of groups typically underrepresented in the music industry more broadly, we are offering a limited number of free summer school spaces for learners who meet one or more of the below criteria. Please click here to register your interest in a free place.

  • Experience of local authority care
  • A disability, long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition
  • Of Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage
  • Female or female-identifying
  • Living in a postcode identified as having low participation in higher education (POLAR4 Q1 or Q2)*
  • Living in a postcode identified as being in an area of relative deprivation (IMD Q1 or Q2)*

*if you are unsure whether you meet either of the postcode criteria, feel free to contact us on outreach@pointblankmusicschool.com with your details, and we can check this for you.

Global Alumni

Aluna Francis

Aluna Francis is half of AlunaGeorge. She studied production at PB before taking off to chart success with 'You Know You Like It' & No.1 hit 'White Noise' with Disclosure. Check out her awesome video.

Claude VonStroke

Dirtybird boss Claude says: "I took a class with Point Blank in Ableton Live. It was awesome learning bass production!" The bass don was recently voted the No.1 DJ in USA! Watch him review PB above.

Leona Lewis

Everyone knows Leona from X Factor. Before she won it, Leona wowed her fellow students on our Singing Course. "Her talent was obvious" said her instructor, "and her success thoroughly deserved."

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Arjun

With 1,500,000 Facebook followers, Sri-Lankan born Arjun is a South Asian pop superstar. His single ‘I’ll Be Waiting” charted at #1 on iTunes India and spent 30 weeks on the BBC Asian Download Chart.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

Expert Lecturers

Bridget Amofah Music Industry

Lead vocalist with Rudimental, played Glastonbury and Jools Holland. Replaced KT Tunstall in Oi Va Voi, also worked with The Nextmen, Basement Jaxx & The Earlies.

Max Heyes Sound Engineering/Mixing

Credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Helped develop La Roux.

Linton Bennett Music Composition

Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia & Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry for 3 decades and signed to Motown in the US.

Ellie Lawson Music Industry

Championed by Ellen Degeneres once she signed to Atlantic Records in the USA, Ellie has had a 5-year sponsorship with Quicksilver, as well as achieving many top-10 Beatport Trance releases.

Julian Peake Intro to Production

Julian has scored global hit records as one half of Stretch & Vern and Reflekt & has written for Kylie Minogue, Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV-signed writer.

Nick Hunt Sound Engineering

Producer/Engineer/Sound Designer with over 30 years of experience. Worked with Dave Stewart at The Church. Credits include Gary Barlow, Gene, Warm Jets, Placebo, Boy George, D’Influence amongst many others.

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