Welcome to ACM

Welcome to the Academy of Contemporary Music
- world leaders in music industry education.

Over the past 12 years ACM has developed some of the most innovative music industry education currently available anywhere in the world and offers full and part time courses in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Music Production, Creative Sound Design and Music Business.

Whether you enrol on a part time entry level beginners course or a ground-breaking full time course, you will receive the best possible vocational training from our internationally acclaimed faculty and have access to some of the finest education facilities available anywhere in the world. If you are serious about your music education then this music college in Guildford is where you need to be!

Music Industry Education

ACM is all about music industry education. Students should think of themselves as being part of the music industry from day one of their time with us.

This music college in Guildford has seen the dreams and aspirations of so many students realised - careers that range from Top 40 success stories and individual business start-ups, through to industry internships leading to full time employment.

Helping students realise their ambitions are our faculty, who are all active industry professionals and specialists in their field. In addition we have a dedicated Business and Artist Development Centre (BDC) which exists with the sole purpose of creating and managing as many industry opportunities as possible for ACM students.

ACM - The Music College, Guildford

Located within easy reach of London, ACM is easy to get to:

Map of Guildford

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Rodboro Buildings,
Bridge Street,

+44(0)1483 500800


Via Rail:

Guildford is on the main London to Portsmouth line (the London terminus is Waterloo). The journey time from London is 30 minutes on a direct train. Guildford train station is approximately a two minute walk from ACM and the bus station is only five minutes away.

Via Road:

Guildford is easily accessible via the A3 (junction 10 of the M25), A31, A3100 and A281. Journey time from London is around 40 minutes. There is a large carpark nearby (Farnham Road) and several others inn the near vicinity. 

Why Study at ACM ?

 "ACM has been instrumental in adding credibility to musicians' qualifications through excellent courses, great tutors and top premises" Mick Taylor, Editor of Guitarist Magazine

"I think ACM is such a great place to learn and get into a band...or anything in the music business. This is the facility to do it." Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers

"ACM truly is a world leader in music industry education" Rob Wells, Senior Vice President, Digital. Universal Music Group

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