About Music Production and Performance

This course has been designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to be a confident all-round performer, a musically minded producer and an up-to-date engineer. We provide a deep dive into all aspects of the ever-changing music industry.

You will:

  • Improve your recordings, songwriting and production skills.
  • Amplify your creative, technical and marketing skills to engage with a modern industry.
  • Work alongside industry professionals and likeminded musicians.

Our experienced tutors will equip you to produce, record, mix, master and release your own music or material for the wider industry. You'll also be trained in arrangement skills, live sound and music for film with state-of-the-art equipment and studios.

All of our tutors are professional musicians with decades of experience of live performance and recording music. All have played major festivals, had major record deals, toured extensively and worked in the music department in the film and TV industries.

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Course Modules

The modules you will cover on this course include:

  • Song Writing Skills
    Learn arrangement techniques, chord structure, melody and lyric writing taught by industry professionals experienced in releasing music with major labels.
  • Multi-Track Recording
    Learn how to record your track in our state-of-the-art studio space.
  • Studio Mixing
    Mix your recordings to a professional standard working with effects, EQ and compression.
  • Live Sound and Sound Checking
    Control both full analog and digital live sound systems in our main venue. Set up a live stage, run a soundcheck and learn the industry techniques employed by international stage crew.
  • Sound for Moving Image
    Create your own sound effects, learn about ADR and composing for film.
  • Technical Sound and Audio Production
    Master the correct microphone techniques, polar patterns, and how to use an array of recording equipment. You will also learn how to make creative choices with technical equipment to create high quality recordings.
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Careers and Past Students

Previous student of Music Performance, Niall Kearney, who now works as a Music Producer and Sound Designer in the television industry, says:

"The course at Nerve Centre was amazing. I still keep in touch with many of the people I met on the course and work with them in the creative industries. it’s the best thing you can do to get started".

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