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Case Study

Jamie McCredie

The quality of the tutors running the course attracted Jamie McCredie to study BMus (Hons) Jazz, Pop, Commercial Music. 

The level of tuition provided was superb. Being taught, sometimes on a one-to-one basis, by lecturers who are musicians really made a difference. Many teachers in music departments do not have the expertise and experience offered by the staff on the BMus course.”

Since graduating Jamie went on to study a Masters in Composition at Newcastle University, before returning to the Performance Academy to run the Advanced Popular Music course. After this Jamie continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating with a Masters of Jazz Performance.

Jamie now works as a full time session musician for jazz, session and pop outfits, and running his own quintet in London.

When asked what has helped Jamie the most in his career, he said: “Fearlessness! Carving out a career in music these days is extremely tough, however, any success I may have achieved in music, I put down to the great tuition and advice offered by the BMus team. They are the real deal. 
My advice to students? Learn to improvise, sight-read, and learn standards. If you really want to do it, you can, but you must take it seriously.”

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