If your aim is to become a musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, educator, original artist or simply start out, our 3 phases are designed as pathway to you advance through the various stages in your journey, giving you the option to move in sequence towards your desired destination.
Master Your Craft
For Voice, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Saxophone, Music Theory, Ear Training, Music Production, Recording & Performance
Becoming a musician begins with mastering your instrument, craft and skill.
What’s included in Master Your Craft?
In addition to your weekly lesson, you’ll get the chance to attend rehearsals, masterclasses, regular performances throughout the year plus the chance to perform at the USM Annual Music Awards. Plus you’ll receive the opportunity to develop all facets of becoming a modern musician and apply everything you learn so you can experience what it’s truly like to be a musician.
In Master Your Craft, each student works closely with their teacher/mentor to develop a series of customised objectives based on the Master Your Craft Framework.
What you get
- Weekly classes with your teacher or mentor during the USM school terms
- Access to a range of Events, Masterclasses & Workshops
- Performance opportunities in house, at public events, festivals and venues
- Managed rehearsals for bands and ensembles
- Invitation to perform at our Annual Music Awards & Show
- Regular support, updates, reports and correspondence with your teacher or mentor
Record, Produce & Release
Develop, write, record and release your music in the next phase of your journey. Collaborate with our community of artists, songwriters, producers to create professional relationships in order to build your network and grow your influence. Phase 2 will provide you with the tools, resources and your very own team to help you develop your product or service until it’s ready to market.
Various types of releases all have their place in music promotion strategy, but every music release is an opportunity to build your fan base, sell your merchandise and position yourself higher as a professional in the industry. This is why we created our in-house live performance venue ‘Studio 705’. It’s your place to be discovered, release your next single, EP or album and launch your professional career.
With USM, you have the option to have your music released independently or with USM Records where you get to keep 100% of the royalties on digital streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play plus many more online music platforms.
Every great entrepreneur begins with a dream. A dream which is mapped out with a clear vision, goals and a set of strategies that one can use to generate revenue and execute their plan well to turn this dream into a reality.
Make the transition from amateur to professional in phase 3 by learning the tools, strategies and systems used by professionals to sell and monetize your knowledge, skills, service and products through a series of professional training programs. Start your career with professional development, training, internships, marketing, sales, finance & business.
10 WEEK PROGRAM
Music & Money
Music & Money is a 10 week program to level up your skills and take you to the next level. Not only will we show you the marketing and sales tools, systems and strategies we have used generate a successful music business, we will show you how to move past the current beliefs systems that many ‘struggling artists’ have, that are holding you back from creating the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
Navigating the music industry can be a long and winding road for many aspiring musicians seeking a career in a changing landscape. That is why most successful musicians have a mentor who they work with regularly to help them stay focused and accountable to achieve their goals.
Mentoring and coaching is now the 2nd fastest growing industry in the world as more musicians are now using mentoring as a way to share their experience, skill and knowledge with upcoming talent whilst getting a return on all those years of study and real life experience. Never has there been a better time to give guidance as a professional mentor who can be there to guide emerging musicians through the various challenges and stages of their journey.
What Our Members Have To Say
I have been slaving away in the music industry for 10 years now and reached a point where I was becoming increasingly unhappy with the little returns or appreciation for the amount of effort I was putting in. I would never say these words lightly about anyone, so when I say this, it comes from a place of absolute gratitude and appreciation. After going through with Steve's Music & Money course, I felt that I'd learned more about the industry in those 7 weeks than I had in 10 years! It equipped me with the knowledge & confidence I needed to take that step into becoming a professional, and stepping out of my amateur clothes. I have already applied Steve's techniques, and I saw my merch sales skyrocket at my shows from a 20-30% to an 80% sales conversion rate!Chooka ParkerMusician/Composer/TV Personality & YouTuber
Michel has helped me grow particularly in the areas of understanding myself and my purpose when it comes to singing and performing. He has given me tips to help grow my social media presence (through opening up and sharing my real self more with my audience) and in strengthening my musical focus when it comes to my mission and goals. Michel’s strengths lie in his genuine passion for helping people make the most of their lives and careers. His non-judgemental approach gives his students all the space they need to explore and grow their passions and goals. Michel is a caring, passionate mentor dedicated to helping his clients to the best of his ability as well as practicing what he preaches.Michelle GardinerSinger Songwriter & Mum of 2
What can I say but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart…. The knowledge, real-life skills, and friends I've made at USM has changed my life. I decided this year was my year and decided it was time I followed my dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter. Not only are the programs valuable but the amazing people I get to network with are an endless line of support as I start my journey into the wonderful world of a singer-songwriter and now working towards a career in professional mentoring. Give it a go you have nothing to lose only endless things to gain… xxJessy LeighSinger Songwriter & Mentor
I've been a member at USM for about 16 months and its been a life-changing decision so far, having a mentor to guide and give me the tools to be able to start constructing the life that I truly want for myself, it has inspired and moved me to the point where I've decided to pursue a career in mentoring and currently working towards this with the help of USM.Jordan PatersonDJ, Producer & Former Construction Worker