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Welcome to Hertfordshire College of Music


At HCM we specialise in teaching Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano and Vocals. Based in Ware & Letchworth, Hertfordshire, we offer music lessons to students of all ages and ability. Our lessons are run as group tuition or on a one to one basis. As well as individual instrument lessons we also offer band tuition, lessons designed for ages 4 to 6, graded study and full time diploma courses.

Our full-time diploma courses are delivered in partnership with Milton Keynes College at each of our three sites. These RSL diploma courses are fully funded for 16 to 18 year olds and are also available to students aged 19+. Students enrolled on to the Level 2 and 3 Music Performance diplomas, have access to rehearsal rooms, performance area, lecture theatre and iMac suites. We also offer an exciting Electronic Music Producer course at Level 2.

Both HCM Academies have large, welcoming receptions so parents and students are able to wait in a comfortable, safe environment. HCM Ware also offers free wi-fi.

Our aim is to provide a safe, fun and educational environment. We are dedicated to help all students to further their instrumental skills. Please explore our site to learn more about what we do. Please call 01920 460646 to discuss enrolling on a course.

About us

The HCM college offers full time music diploma courses. These courses are packed with exciting opportunities for those wanting to enter the music industry. We cover a range of specialist areas including music performance, music technology, music business and songwriting. Areas of the music industry that are covered on the diploma courses include performance and rehearsal skills, instrument skills, podcasting, recording, mixing, lyric writing, and marketing. Full-time courses are fully funded for 16-18 year olds. 19+ learners need to check eligibility.

We also offer a full time Level 2 Music Producer Course designed for any aspiring students looking to progress into a career as a DJ, Remixer, Producer etc., or who wants to make Digital Music.

Unlike our existing Music Performance Diplomas, a prospective student does not need to have had any formal musical training or to be able to play an instrument for the EMP Course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Hertfordshire College of Music directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

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