Great place, great student and staff, poor student services
Lots of practice rooms
Expensive but great
Not great student services
really enjoying the work and collaborating with fellow musicians
workshops and modules geared towards employability and career prospects but also real-world skills interwoven into the module context
I like the majority of the majority of the course, I wish some of the modules were unsettled so that there is a smaller disparity of level
the facilities are excellent
Teaching is great, but facilities could be better - sound proof studios and performance rooms etc.
Teachers are amazing and lots of contact time
Good, lots of rehearsal space and computers to use, but sound bleed is a problem
Someone's always on hand with tech problems but could be better emotional support
I'm finding university to be really great. Learning so much! Great teachers and I have made some good friends
I love the fact that we got to choose our modules and the teachers are great
Really good and professional. Great equipment.
City life is great and as a musician it's a perfect place to be
I feel that I get great support in both aspects
I love it! I wouldn’t change my educational institution. I started LCCM in October 2018, and I must say, I have overall enjoyed my experience!! The teachers / tutors / lectures are fantastic and have great knowledge and have answered every question that has ever been asked. I am passing everything so far with high markets and that is due to the educational knowledge that they are providing us. I am a music industry management student and my degree is 3 years long, and I can not express how delighted I am to be studying here. I would not change my choice if I was to do it again. Please do not listen to these bad reviews. My lecturer has also given me the opportunity to do an internship at a radio station which I can not wait to attend! The facilities are great, there are Apple Macs in every room, plenty of studios and a room FULL of pianos, the building is clean and students are lovely/ passionate.
I started LCCM in October 2018, and I must say, I have overall enjoyed my experience!! The teachers / tutors / lectures are fantastic and have great knowledge and have answered every question that has ever been asked. I am passing everything so far with high markets and that is due to the educational knowledge that they are providing us. I am a music industry management student and my degree is 3 years long, and I can not express how delighted I am to be studying here. I would not change my choice if I was to do it again. Please do not listen to these bad reviews. My lecturer has also given me the opportunity to do an internship at a radio station which I can not wait to attend! The facilities are great, there are Apple Macs in every room, plenty of studios and a room FULL of pianos, the building is clean and students are lovely/ passionate.
Teachers are great!
Pianos, studios and computers are facilitated all over the university!
Yes, tutors will help you with all questions needed and extra sessions are provided if you need them.
Every teacher has many years of experience in teaching but also in all the sectors of the Music Industry. They really help everyone to build a future and a nice career! Nice equipment as well, I felt like at home from the first day. Surely one of the best music university in the UK.
Every teacher have many years of experience in teaching but also in all the sectors of the Music Industry. They really help everyone to build a future and a nice career!
Nice equipment and great teachers, I felt like at home from the first day. Surely one of the best music university in the UK.
Academic music training is non-existent in my country; I was not introduced to reading or writing music till the age of twenty. I was aware going for formal music education at a later stage in life will be similar to learning a new language and could be an excruciatingly tough endeavor. But I look a leap of faith and jumped into it. Unsatisfied with my harmonic knowledge I initially fled to Kuala Lumpur to study basic music theory, disgruntled by the dry academic teaching culture in Asia, I fought my way to the United Kingdom. Albeit later than the usual age in life, one of my proudest achievements has been obtaining my Bachelors of Music degree (BMus Hon’s). Reading, writing and preparing scores for my college projects was an incredible challenge because of my reading and writing difficulties but I made it at the end. Studying in an iconic and historic city like London, England was a life changing experience for me.
Very well. I am producing world class music today only because of my time at LCCM.
The best three years of my life so far! I really did have such a great three years. LCCM has such as friendly, welcoming environment perfect for learning and having fun. :)
I think that my whole course has prepared me very well for finding work in the music industry after uni. The performance module allowed me to gain so much experience performing live not just within the college but predominantly in venues all over London and to audiences that include the general public not just our friends and family. These are now some of the venues that my band perform in, now that Uni is over, as we have established a good working relationship. The theory module has equipped me with a good understanding of music theory which has improved my composition skills (which was also improved by the composition module itself in first and second year) allowing me to grow as a songwriter and arranger. The instrumental studies module (vocals in my case) has improved my singing exponentially over the three years, providing me with a better chance of being employed as a lead or back vocalist. It has also taught me methods of improving vocal technique which I now feel confident in teaching others, therefore private vocal tuition is also career I am able to pursue as a result of the course.
It would have to be the buckets of freedom you are given in the final year to explore your creativity. It was wonderful to be able to work with your chosen tutor to put together a final recital that embodied your musical journey and that you had complete control of. The tutors were amazing at guiding us through this without forcing any ideas, only making (really great) suggestions. They also tailor made our weekly one to one sessions so that the goals we set out at the beginning of the year had a high chance at being fulfilled. In my case, I believe they were. :)
I think our Student Union (student committee at LCCM) are making great steps to improve their presence within the uni. I think it very common for the importance of the student voice in smaller universities to be overlooked. However at LCCM they have really tried encourage the student voice particularly over the last few years , which has lead to countless improvements to courses, teaching, administration etc. As a former member of the students committee I have reported back a number of issues to the Uni during the three years and I can say that the vast majority were resolved or worked on by the follow school year, if not the following term. I do think there is room for improvement in terms of the social/extracurricular role the student committee play, however I think it is great asset because it is an effective bridge of communication between the students and the university, which brings about tangible improvements to the uni.
I think the Uni facilities are adequate for the courses. I think it requires more rehearsal rooms and recording studios, but a new building with more of these things is already being built and will be ready in a couple of years I believe.
At LCCM there are ensembles such as Choir, Guitar Ensemble, Drum line, plus clubs/workshops like Bass and Drums, Jazz, Big Band etc. These all help to mix with students from different year groups and improve our skills. I think LCCM could use a few non music related clubs because with all the daily practising it would help to let off some steam!
I think the academic support is first rate. From my own experience I struggled with music theory at the start of the course. My tutor made time for me to come and see him one to one, and go through mistakes I had made on exams and really understand what it was I was being asked to do. Things became much clearer to me after I was able to get that extra bit of one on one time and my tutor was able to break things down. There are also extra resources available on the server that we can access to supplement what we have learnt in class. I also found these very useful. I think personal support is very much present at LCCM. There is a number of staff you can speak to who treat you with nothing but kindness and understanding.
I've covered everything in my previous points, but in summary: LCCM will give you a good education in music be it your instrument, theory knowledge or skill sets. It puts on live gigs all the time which is so much better than always just playing to your fellow students in workshops. The fact that LCCM recruits horns means you can study such a broader and richer range of music. There is loads allocated rehearsal and playing time so you will notice yourself improve really quickly. If you put the work in at this place, you will improve as there is so much in place to help you achieve - knowledgable tutors who run great classes and workshops and friendly staff. Recommended for the serious musician who has a solid base and just wants to improve and get more gigs / contacts.
It's music - as much about who you know as what you know. LCCM facilitates lots of great playing and you can meet plenty of like minded people as well. The tutors are all professional musicians and equally professional in their conduct whilst teaching about LCCM and offer lots of advice and recommendations for the budding musician. LCCM doesn't give you a rose tinted view of the music world, they show you that there are plenty of pitfalls but at the same time how to be unique and survive / avoid said pitfalls. They believe in making things realistic in the workshop environment and it really helps.
Being taught be real professional in SMALL classes (3 drummers including me in my instrument lessons). Realistic workshop environments that aren't overcrowded and playing great music.
It's a small college and everyone knows there are student reps and we feed back to them though it's simply too small a college to get the full student union experience. That said it's clear that the college listen to student feedback as facilities are maintained and workshops get moved to more reasonable times when more people don't have lesson clashes etc or get there late due to travelling from the other campus.
London is pretty hit and miss and you learn through experience what to look for and avoid.
If all you want glittery doors and branding everywhere, go to a more pop rock college like BIMM. LCCM has great facilities (drum kits well maintained bar the occasional dodgy drum throne) and all band rooms are fully equipped. Both campuses are nice but not fancy, but if all you want is shiny corridors then you're looking for the wrong things. For practise purposes and independent study, the college has everything you need and in good working order with high end products. I'm not an amp expert but the Fender and Marshall guitar amps sound good and the college has a good selection of keyboards (NORD etc) and a mini grand) which is lovely though could be tuned more often. The wifi is questionably slow sometimes but hey, first world problems! The staff are friendly and always helpful and there are mac computer rooms for independent study with the latest macs.
London is amazing. Whether you're gigging, being a punter, going to the park to relax or sightsee, the list goes on and on and is too long to list here. It is expensive however but that's to be expected.
LCCM doesn't have 'club' in the sense of bigger universities - again it's just a bit too small but perhaps they could encourage it a bit more. The college recruits good students who aren't cutthroat or ruthless or have a massive ego issue so there is a great social vibe and plenty of students hang out in and after college hours. There are so many extra workshops that you are never isolated from any pathways or year groups.
The student services team are great, respond quickly and are always happy to help. The same goes for the tutors. Genuine and always happy to listen and offer advice. You're in good hands.
It was an amazing 3 years. Managed to meet amazing people and great musicians. I can say that I have been lucky to work with such talented musicians. The tutors are the best that I could ask for. Full of experience and teaching skills and are always there with an answer to every question you've got. One to one tuition? Best thing ever, can't beat that!
Talented lecturers and they're always there to help. Whatever you need you'll find them at Uni for a chat and they'll be happy to give you any info you require.
It was fine, besides being too expensive. It's always nice to live with other people especially ones from the same Uni. You help and learn a lot from each other.
The city life it's amazing. There's always something to do and living in London there's always an artist to go and listen to or a concerts or show to watch.