Music Production

Music Production at NMPAT

From September 2021, NMPAT are pleased to be launching brand new music production group classes.  Sessions will take place on Zoom, to allow the maximum number of students to participate in weekly classes, with opportunities for additional face to face workshops and masterclasses during school holidays.

Classes take place on Tuesday evenings according to the following structure:

  • 5.00-5.55pm Music Production Theory – open to everyone, covering everything you need to know to prepare for an RSL exam
  • 6.00-6.55pm Beginners – no experience necessary, all new members will be invited to join this class
  • 7.00-7.55pm Intermediate/advanced – for those with some knowledge and understanding, students may advance to this class after starting as a beginner

Payment is £65 per term per student.  Please make payment via the ParentPay Shop.

About our classes

NMPAT can take you through the exciting new RSL Music Production grades; these go from 1 to 8 just like on a traditional instrument.

On completion of each exam, every candidate will gain a wealth of technical, practical and theoretical knowledge that they can apply to real-world scenarios such as:

  • Audio recording
  • Electronic music production
  • Mixing
  • Editing
  • Podcasting
  • Composing
  • Mastering
  • Sound for media

Although Music Production can be taught as a standalone subject it is an excellent supplementary subject to learn alongside instrumental lessons.

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Steinberg, one of the leading music technology companies in music education. This amounts to enrolled students gaining free Cubase software to use at home that works on either Mac or PC.

This video explains a function of the Steinberg UR22-C audio interface that will allow students to use Zoom and other music production software simultaneously:

Our in house Focusrite 16 channel recording system uses the latest software running on an industry standard Carillon Audio PC. We have a selection of high quality microphones and some great acoustic spaces at our building, which can be utilised to record contemporary bands, choirs or even orchestras.  Our mobile recording setup also allows us to visit schools and capture a wide range of performances.

Some examples of performances that have been recorded in house and at public concerts can be found on our Sound Cloud channel.

To find out more please see the overview below, or contact John Calcott, Head of Music Production:

You can find Music Technology resources to help you learn from home here.

NMPAT Contemporary

You may want to improve your playing skills in a band where you will get the opportunity to rehearse songs, write lyrics, record and perform.

"All children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument"

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