The Purcell School is very excited to have launched our Commercial and Popular Music Department in September 2022.

The department delivers a program of essential skills necessary for today’s modern commercial musician, taught by a team of industry professionals.

Our tutors work with internationally renowned pop and rock artists who record for film and television at all of the top London recording studios (Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst, Angel, BBC Maida Vale), and are chair holders of major West End show productions.

Tutors cover aspects such as stylistic performance, improvisation, ear training, sight reading, composition and ensemble skills, feeding into successful modern music degree courses at the Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity Laban College of Music, LIPA, BIMM, ICMP, ACM – a great foundation for a career in commercial music.

Students will learn in 1-2-1 lessons and ensemble sessions, in our dedicated practice and performance space (including fully equipped recording studio), and have the opportunity to work with visiting guest artists from the commercial music world.

Applications are welcomed from electric guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. The Commercial and Popular Music department is proudly supported by RSL Awards.