We are Spirit Studios; an independent Higher Education provider specialising in Music Production, Music Business and Sound Engineering based in Manchester, UK. 

We are experts in Music Production & Audio Engineering 

Founded in 1980, we became the first audio engineering school in the UK. Since then, we have continued to nurture the next generation of music producers and engineers. 

We are continuing to deliver safe, face-to-face teaching  

We remain committed to continuing to deliver the best possible education for all our students, across all study years, through face-to-face and online teaching within our covid-safe studios. 

Working in small bubbles, all of our students are given the flexibility to learn safely from within our studios and classrooms, or from the comfort and safety of their own home. 

Using cutting edge streaming technology, multiple camera installations and remote desktop technologies coupled with our transition to G-Suite for Education, we have adapted robust and forward-thinking ways of working to ensure we meet and invest in the needs of each and every student whilst providing a solid learning experience for all. 

To read more about our face-to-face teaching delivery, click here.

We are a covid-safe building  

With robust safety measures in place to protect our students and staff, we are proud to announce no transmission of COVID-19 within our building. 

We teach within state-of-the-art facilities  

We host 10 unique studios, an on-site live venue, DJ booths, editing suites, radio station and more, providing all of our students with the opportunity to get hands-on with industry standard equipment in a professional studio setting.

With unparalleled access to covid-safe studios and an extensive range of audio equipment to book out online, our students have everything at their disposal to work on personal and professional projects with reduced contact.

We are innovators in our field

Our mission is simple; to revolutionise music education. 

For over 40 years, we have continued to lead where others follow and remain committed to delivering the best possible music education through new, exciting and innovative ways. 

Through the implementation of new technologies, digital learning resources and collaborative cloud-based systems, we are continuing to creatively explore the ways we offer music education and provide even more flexibility for our students. 

To read more about our new technologies, click here.

We are a community of creators and collaborators

We are made up of music makers, creators, curators, producers and engineers. Our shift with digital technologies has enabled us to ramp up our creativity and collaborations, and in turn, open up a range of creative opportunities for our students, both in and out of studios, in the UK and overseas.  

Discover more about our courses, facilities, recent projects and more.