The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

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ICMP - Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
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TypeHigher Education & Further Education Contemporary Music College
Officer in charge
Paul Kirkham (CEO)

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP, formerly known as the Guitar Institute), is an independent music education provider located in London, United Kingdom.[1]


Founded in 1985, by session guitarist Alan Limbrick, the Institute was originally known as The Guitar Institute & BassTech, and was focused exclusively on training and developing guitarists and bassists. The 'tech' names were later dropped and the Institute retained the 'Guitar Institute' name. The school now also offers courses in drums, vocals, songwriting, music business and music production.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include:[2]


  1. ^ "Institute of Contemporary Music Performance". Ofsted. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ Student Success Stories
  3. ^ "ICMP Spotlight: APRE". 29 May 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.

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