Leeds College of Music provides its students with a broad range of teaching methods; from small, supportive classes to masterclasses with prestigious figures such as Mei Yi Foo and Asaf Sirkis, the diversity of tuition options available allows students to enjoy a varied, stimulating education. Regardless of their preferred musical genre, LCoM is dedicated to ensuring not only that its graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed within industry but also that they are able to construct their own distinctive identities as artists.
Unique performance opportunities
Situated at the heart of a city with more than 200 music venues and a vibrant independent music scene, LCoM offers numerous opportunities for promotion and performance. Students are urged to take advantage of The Venue, the College’s 350-seat concert hall, and the 120-seat Recital Room, both of which serve as impressive venues with excellent acoustic quality that allow performers to develop their portfolio of performance experience. Each individual is encouraged to perform both regionally and nationally. The conservatoire’s Outreach programme has facilitated students’ appearances at venues such as London’s Jazz Café,Steinway Hall and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Home to 60 tuition and practice rooms, seven recording studios (including an SSL G Series console) and three mixing studios, Leeds College of Music enables its students to develop their skills in a technologically-advanced professional environment.
An Apple Authorised Training Centre, the conservatoire comprises six fully-equipped Mac labs and promises not only an outstanding student-to-computer ratio but also advice and support from in-house Apple experts. In addition to this, the College is the only conservatoire in England to enjoy All-Steinway status, meaning that 90% of its pianos, which include twoModel Ds, have been provided by the Steinway & Sons family.
Given its location in the midst of Leeds’ Quarry Hill Cultural Quarter in northern England, just minutes from the city centre, it is unsurprising that LCoM has established itself as a nucleus of creative energy. Neighbour to Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse and South Asian Arts UK, the conservatoire also enjoys proximity to countless galleries, cafes, design studios and exhibition spaces, providing students with a huge amount of potential creative inspiration.
Leeds is globally acclaimed for its prowess in the fields of music and media; from the success of alumni such as John Newman and Alt-J to the prestige of the Leeds International Piano Competition, the city constantly finds reason to fall beneath the gaze of the international music industry. Whether visitors wish to discover classical, folk or house music, or indeed any form of entertainment besides, live events take place every day in venues as diverse as the Howard Assembly Rooms, Brudenell Social Club and City Varieties.