Whether you’re a passionate amateur, emerging artist, or a career-focused musician, our 3 phases are specifically designed to guide you through the various stages in your journey and help you achieve your music goals.
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 Master Your Craft, each student works closely with their teacher or mentor to develop a series of customised objectives based on the USM learning Framework according to their level, skill and area of interest.
You can receive weekly private or group classes in your area of focus, participate in quarterly workshops, and collaborate with other musicians in a fun, professional studio environment. Once you begin mastering the basics, you’ll get the chance to perform and further develop your knowledge and skills with music theory, songwriting, recording, and music production.
What you get
- Weekly sessions with your teacher or mentor
- Access to a range of workshops and masterclasses
- 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 music until it’s ready to market.
Our Tribe membership gives you instant access to collaborate with our entire community of artists, musicians, producers and experts. Write, record, produce and release great music in a professional and fun studio environment and get your music out there quicker and more efficiently for a fraction of the price of traditional recording studios. Showcase your music at our in-house live performance venue ‘Studio 705 and be discovered by our entire community of artists, producers and industry professionals.
Learn more about how to write, record and release your music at USM with Tribe – a place where artists collaborate to create their best work.
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. Start your journey with professional mentoring to learn marketing, strategy, finance & business.
Marketing, Sales & Business Training
Music & Money
Music & Money will give you the skills needed to take you to the next stage in your music career and business. In addition to sharing over a decade of marketing and sales strategies we have used to create successful results for our clients, we’ll show you how to move past some of the current belief systems that may be holding you back from creating the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. If you’re ready to turn years of experience, skill and expertise into a full time income in today’s music industry, this training is exactly what you have been looking for.
Start Your Career in Mentoring
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. If you’re ready to share your experience, knowledge and skill with upcoming talent, Mentor Foundations for Musicians will provide you with the tools and skills needed to start your career in mentoring.
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