News: The Guitar Institute, Yamaha and Total Guitar Magazine unveils 2013 Guitar Scholarships worth over £8,000

The Guitar Institute, part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Yamaha and Total Guitar Magazine are proud to announce the launch of the 2013 guitar scholarships programme. These sought after scholarships are for study on the Guitar Institute’s renowned one-year Higher Diploma guitar course. There will be one fully-funded place for the winner (worth £5650) with a partially funded place for the runner-up (worth over £2,800).

The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, developed by the Institute to train and develop students of guitar, bass, drums and vocals for a career in the music industry. It was the first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. The Institute, widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music, counts on an unrivalled teaching and visiting faculty, many of whom regularly work and tour with some of the music industry’s greatest artists. This faculty includes such names as Steve Smyth, Martin Goulding and Dario Cortese. 

Previous Institute students can be found throughout today's music industry, working with high profile artists such as Radiohead, The Vaccines, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Reef, The Script and Paolo Nutini.
Closing date for entries is 22nd February 2013 and there is always a great demand. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally and the application form is available to download from

This is a fantastic opportunity to win a free place on one of the most prestigious guitar courses in Europe and the winner of the scholarship will also have the support of Yamaha and the opportunity to write a column with Total Guitar Magazine (
For more information on scholarships and courses at the Institute, contact us directly:

- 0207 328 0222