Through our association with Absolute Music we now have access to specialists and professionals which is unparalleled anywhere in Europe. Masterclasses and seminars mean that BAMM students are always at the cutting edge of creativity and innovation in the industry.

New product demonstrations, visits to sound-checks at the BIC, visiting studio technicians from legendary studios including Abbey Road and Air, touring crew and the occasional superstar visit are all in a regular day at BAMM.

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Lizzie Proctor

While studying with us, Lizzie entered an online competition which was looking for original music. Two weeks after submitting her pieces’ Lizzie was contacted by the competition organisers, Lionsgate Films.

Out of the 200 songwriters who were interviewed Lionsgate chose 20 to work on a project for them, and Lizzie was one of those chosen.

During her studies Lizzie went once a month to London to write collaboratively with the team and on her first trip worked with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. As the project developed, three pieces of Lizzie’s work were sent for scoring and all three were used in the movie.

The movie in question was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2 which went on to gross over $600 million at the box office globally.

“BAMM was a great place to start my career,”says Lizzie. “I would recommend it to anyone and I made loads of great friends and contacts.”

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The Villanovas  

Made up entirley of BAMM students The Villanovas are creating waves across the entire music industry. 

The lads have just returned from their second international tour where they played six dates across Canada, having been invited out to play at five festivals in Mexico earlier in the year headlining alongside Earth, Wind and Fire. Back here in the UK the guys have been supporting Dr Feelgood, Focus, Magic Gang and many more.

The Villanovas have been recognised by ‘The Blues Magazine,’ being labelled a band to watch for the coming year. Brett, Jamie, Lewis and Connor are always welcome visitors on their regular trips back to BAMM and are a shining example of how hard work can get you to where you want to be. Watch this space...

Their singer Brett Smith-Daniels says: “I joined BAMM after being at school abroad for six years. Within weeks I had loads of friends and after a year I was in a band with loads of contacts and connections. If you’re thinking about going to it.“

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