Young Producers

Saturday Music School Tech
(ages 13 - 18)

Saturday Music School Tech is for young people who want to learn about music production, and is the only course of its kind in a UK conservatoire.  Students will learn how to record in a music studio, work with MIDI and audio using Logic Pro X and Ableton Live, and record live bands. 

The course is an excellent introduction to anyone who may wish to study Music Technology at A-Level or BTEC or wants to know more about music production techniques.

Topics include:

  • Recording techniques
  • Working in a recording studio
  • Mixing and mastering
  • Roles in the music industry

  • Location recording

  • Live Sound

  • Music and media

  • Getting the most from Logic and Ableton Live


Watch our SMS Tech students in the studio

Students have the opportunity to try out their ideas and work closely with staff and other students.  We particularly encourage young female producers to apply; we believe in the importance of addressing the gender imbalance across the industry.

The SMS Tech course takes place every Saturday morning during term time at Leeds College of Music from 9:30am – 1pm. 

Who is the SMS Tech Course for?

Young producers interested in SMS Tech will ideally have some experience of music technology and/or playing a musical instrument, but this is not compulsory.

SMS Tech projects evolve with the students and so the programme changes year on year according to their needs.

Find out more

To find out more about SMS Tech, why not come along to our Open Day on Saturday 13 May.   

SMS Partbers


Book on an SMS Tech Open Day 

Book your place on the SMS Tech Open Day to find out more.

Apply for an SMS Tech interview

Interviews for SMS Tech will take place on Saturday afternoons in June.  Please complete the online application form


The fee for the 2017/18 academic year of Saturday Music School is £560, which can be paid in instalments by standing order.


We want to ensure that no one turns down a place at SMS due to cost. We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.  Find out more about applying for a bursary.


SMS Enquiries

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

0113 222 3449 |


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