BIMM School Tours

Get a taste of BIMM life

Throughout the year, BIMM visits schools and colleges to talk to students about careers in the music industry and about the music diplomas and degrees that BIMM offers.

Our tours are an interactive experience featuring live music as well as a presentation and Q&A session with our experienced college tours team.

We’ve consistently had great feedback from the schools and colleges we visit, complimenting us on the mix of entertainment and information we manage to pack into one of our tour events.

At BIMM we offer courses in music performance, focusing on Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting and Production that are perfect for music students, however we also offer courses in Music Business and Event Management which are a great option for business and media students looking at a career in the entertainment and arts industries.

If you’d like to find out more about a BIMM tour coming to you then please complete the Contact form below. Alternatively you can contact us at [email protected] or by calling 0844 2 646 666.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The BIMM Tour Team

Aaron Haigh

Aaron Haigh

Aaron Haigh is a BIMM Manchester Drumming Graduate, He is very active on the Manchester live scene playing with his own bands, ‘Runah’ and ‘Barron’ who have graced stages at a list of major UK festivals including Leeds Festival, Sound City and YNOT. Aaron has performed live in an impressive list of UK venues with various solo artists including The Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel and The Ritz. As well as being a performer, Aaron has experience working in all corners of the music industry including teaching, events production, tour managing and backline tech work.

Alice Shaw

Alice Shaw

2004 Vocals & Songwriting graduate Alice Shaw signed a major publishing deal with Sony/ATV shortly after her studies, recording debut album ‘Reasons I Can’t Speak’ and finding notoriety state side after her track ‘I Got Love’ was placed on a successful advertising campaign for Yoplait Yogurt in the USA.

Alongside her solo career Alice is an established session singer and writer, and has toured, written and performed all over the world with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Ronan Keating (Boyzone), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Ian Grimble (Producer – Mumford & Sons, Texas, KT Tunstall) and many more including venues and festivals such as Wembley Arena and Bestival.

Most recently, Alice has been singing backing vocals for Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) on the nationwide ‘Secret’s Out’ and ‘Secret Codes and Battleships’ tours, and manages two commercial bands with performances throughout the UK & Europe.

Hayley Jordan

Hayley Jordan

Hayley is a Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist, and fronts Rock n Roll outfit ‘Harry & The Howlers’. Hayley has toured around the UK, and her debut release has sold over 6000 copies in the UK, Europe and USA. In early 2017, Harry & The Howlers were one of BBC Introducing’s ‘Artist Of The Week’, and have picked up a fanbase of over 13,000 including the original queen of Rock n Roll ‘Wanda Jackson! Hayley has made various TV and Radio appearances, as well as releasing two music videos which collectively have over 130K views. As well as being an original artist Hayley is passionate about the Music Business, and has worked with Kerrang, NME and BBC Radio 1 on projects!.

Bruce Mendes

Bruce Mendes

Bruce is a 2017 guitar graduate from BIMM Brighton, he is a guitarist/manager with Brighton band, One Eyed Jacks and with high end function band Silver Dime. One Eyed Jacks have received a development fund from Island records, worked with top London producers, released several videos and are currently recording new material in preparation for a busy 2018. In 2017 OEJ played across the UK and appeared at a variety of festivals including Secret Garden Party and closing the BIMM stage at Brighton Pride. Bruce has previously performed with bands in Ibiza, Paris and all over the UK as well as several appearances on Radio. Silver Dime are currently a featured artist with the UK’s biggest entertainment agency, Alive Network, and are currently developing an international partnership with agents for overseas work. As well as being active in the music industry, Bruce has three years of coaching guitar students through the RGT grade system and continues to teach several students.

BIMM Tour Sign-up Form

If you’d like BIMM’s College Tour team to visit your institution, please complete this form and we’ll be in touch. To ask about tailoring our visit to meet your students needs, call us on 0844 2 646 666, or complete the form below.

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