Old Chapel, 1 Crossland Court, Czar Street, Leeds LS11 9PR
0113 244 2773

We are still awaiting an update of when these sessions can start. We will update you as soon as we know.

Course: Introduction to Sound Engineering
Tutor: James Coxhead
Venue: TBC
Dates: TBC
Times: TBC
Day: TBC
Sessions: 9 (22.5 hours)
Full cost: £78.75/ FREE if you’re in receipt of any means tested benefits


A course designed to teach the basics of mixing live sound aimed at aspiring engineers and musicians alike.  By the end of the course students will be able to judge sound with a greater degree of skill, be more confident using music technology and know more about how the live industry works.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT: (including any assessment process):

The course is an informal introduction to the basics of live sound engineering.  Ideal for people who want to learn about what makes a band sound good (or bad!), or musicians who want to know how to make the most of the gear they will be using at a live show we cover all aspects of the world of live music.

This course will cover:

Music technology: mixing desks, P.A.s, effects, microphones etc.

Learning how to make the most out of the equipment you have

Training your ears to be able to listen with a higher level of skill

Understanding the basics of how sound works

Learning about the terminology used in theatre and clubs

Learning about the touring industry and the business of live music

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  1. Set up and use a basic P.A. system for a band to play a show
  2. Have a basic knowledge of acoustics and how sound works in a live environment
  3. Have an increased knowledge of the live music industry
  4. Listen to music and evaluate what can be done to make it sound better