Learn to play like your heroes

The Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM Brighton) and the Bristol Institute Of Modern Music (BIMM Bristol) are launching a whole new set of Summer Schools for 2009.

The schools promise to be the biggest and most impressive ever with an awesome line-up of guests, tutors and prizes - this year sees BIMM endorsees VANS, Orange Amps, Laney Amps, Mapex Drums, Atticus clothing and Lowlife clothing offering up some incredible products to win.

Star tutors and special guests lined-up for 2009 include members and musicians from: Beverly Knight, Kylie Minogue, Theatre Of Hate, Bush, Sam Brown, Jamie Cullen, Noel Gallagher, Sugababes, Moby, Jamiroquai, Testament, All Saints, Turin Breaks, Joss Stone, Macy Gray, Spice Girls, Supergrass, Sleeper, Van Morrison, Kate Nash, Ordinary Boys, Rooster, Snuff, Blue Aeroplanes, Snow Patrol, ex Prodigy, China Style, McQueen, Mel C, Skunk Anansie, Feeder, ex Ghost Of A Thousand, Gay Dad, The Crimea, Reef, Sleeper, Biomechanical, Hundred Reasons, Sikth, Therapy?, Pitchshifter, This is Menace, Lady Sovereign, Oceansize, Gene, Killing Joke, Malakai, Loz (Kerrang! Radio), Total Guitar magazine, Guitarist magazine, Rhythm magazine and more. *

Total Guitar Summer School BIMM Brighton, August 3-6/ BIMM Bristol, 17-20 August

You will be studying a choice of drums, vocals, bass, keyboards or guitar and playing pop, indie, blues and funk, including songs in the style of: The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Bloc Party, Babyshambles, The White Stripes, Foals, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, Artic Monkeys, Feeder, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, U2, Queen, Eric Clapton and more.

BIMM Brighton Metal Hammer Summer School, 10-13 August

You will be studying a choice of drums, vocals, bass, keyboards or guitar and playing songs in the style of: Metallica, Dragonforce, Megadeth, Trivium, Down, Iron Maiden, Children Of Bodom, Slayer, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Led Zeppelin, Lamb Of God, Pantera, Disturbed, Judas Priest, Trigger The Bloodshed, Sepultura, Slipknot, Dimmu Borgir and more.

The summer schools give players the opportunity to improve technique and styles, while rubbing shoulders with the stars. During all summer schools players study technical development and live performance skills using industry-standard equipment, modern and vintage, under the guidance of the biggest names in music.

For information about the Summer Schools or any other courses contact BIMM on 08442 646 666, email info@bimm.co.uk or visit www.bimm.co.uk

*Guests may be subject to change

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.