iAM: Mentoring Courses

iAM: Mentoring courses are bespoke programmes of development for intermediate through to advanced composers. You will work with one of our composer-mentors on your own projects or portfolio, using their guidance to help expand on and develop your work in a professional and practical way.

There are no fixed course materials in iAM: Mentoring, you are in control of the direction and focus of your study. You may wish to work on one larger work, or several smaller works, it really is up to you. Depending on your current skill level, background and requirements, your tutor will be able to suggest the most beneficial and appropriate path to achieve your goals.


To benefit the most from mentoring, you will currently have some experience of composing music, broadly in a classical, cinematic or music theatre genre and have existing music theory skills of around ABRSM/TCL Grade 5. Additionally you must own and be able to use a notation software such as Sibelius*.

If these don’t apply to you, or you are looking for a beginner’s course, please see our FAQs for guidance, alternatively contact us.

What you get:

iAM: Mentoring is all about having time and guidance from one of our professional composer-mentors to develop as a practical, working composer or arranger. You will also be encouraged to engage in professional practices to get your music performed, recorded or published.

It comes with a 12 month membership and contact & assessment credits. Should you wish to make extra use of the course and your composer-mentor, additional assessment credits can be purchased in the shop. Membership can also be extended inexpensively at the end of your first year to continue your study and development with iAM.

Full details of iAM: Mentoring can be found in the product descriptions below.

* Sibelius is recommend for iAM: Mentoring, if you use another system, please contact us.