If you’re a female or gender diverse music creator, these limited-capacity two day courses will give you the chance to work with experienced producers to gain a greater knowledge of a professional studio set up and confidence in articulating ideas and opinions on production within a studio setting, helping you retain creative control over your music. 

The training will be delivered by an all-female team, in order to facilitate a comfortable and safe space.

Location: Battery Studio 2, London, NW10 2NB

In the case of an unforeseen circumstance, Miloco reserve the right to move the weekend to another of their London studios with a similar specification.

Two courses are available:

For early-stage musicians with an ambition and potential to build a professional career creating and/​or performing music. You will have some experience in home recording, perhaps self-released, but not worked in a professional studio previously. 

For professional musicians with an active career creating and/​or performing music, or in an occupation highly technically skilled in music. You will have some experience either in a professional recording space or in home recording.

Applications have now closed.

Who is leading these sessions? 

The limited capacity two-day courses, running on select weekends in October and December, are led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Anjali Perin (AKA Pokkisham) and Catherine Anne Davies (AKA The Anchoress) as the lead producers.

From her early roots as a classically-trained flautist, to her current obsession with vintage synthesizers, multi-instrumentalist Catherine Anne Davies has spent the last six years developing her skills to become one of the most interesting up-and-coming songwriters and producers in the UK.

She was nominated for the Music Producers Guild Awards in 2022.

Her Welsh Music Prize nominated self-produced second album as The Anchoress, The Art of Losing (2021) was both critically-lauded and achieved a Top 10 position in the UK physical album charts, as well as the #1 spot on iTunes. Album of the Year plaudits came from the Sunday Times, Record Collector, Line of Best Fit, Mail on Sunday, The Sun, and Prog Magazine.

Anjali Perin, aka Pokkisham, is a British Sri Lankan singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer specialising in jazz, funk and soul. She has worked as a full-time musician since graduating from the Jazz Masters programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her first jazz album was signed to Jazzizit records and featured some of the best jazz musicians in the UK. In 2016, she established a community choir for Mums in her local area of St Albans, Mamas With Voices, and has also worked as a deputy choir-leader with the NHS choir Breathe Harmony from St Thomas’ and Guys’ Hospitals in London.

She is also currently a Senior Lecturer on the Master in Songwriting and Bachelor of Songwriting programmes at ICMP in London where she teaches a variety of writing and performance-focussed Modules.

Anjali’s performing highlights performing with her own bands at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Dean Street), the Spice of Life, Smollensky’s on the Strand and both the Royal Festival Hall and National Theatre as part of their jazz events programme. She has also performed at the Love Supreme festival and for Quincy Jones at The Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland.


To apply you must be:

  • A female or gender diverse creator
  • A professional musician with an active career creating and/​or performing, or in an occupation highly technically skilled in music
  • Available to be in London on either 28 – 29 October or 2 – 3 December (from 10am-6pm each day)
  • Aged over 18
  • In financial need and without significant backing
  • A UK resident (a UK National, or non-UK National with a legal right to live and work in the UK).
  • We particularly welcome applications from candidates from global majority backgrounds, as they are underrepresented within this programme.

Please note you cannot apply as a group; this particular offer is only open to individuals.

Gender diverse is an umbrella term used to describe an ever-evolving array of labels people may apply when their gender identity, expression, or perception does not conform to the norms others expect. This may include those who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid or other terminology for those outside of the gender binary.

If you are not sure if you are eligible or if you would like to discuss your application prior to submission, contact support@​helpmusicians.​org.​uk.

Completing the application 

Before diving into the application form, please make sure you fill in the following details in order to be eligible for this opportunity:

1. Select Skills and Professional Development as the type of activity you are applying for

2. Your activity dates should be either 28 – 29 October or 2 – 3 December

3. Your activity timeline/​milestones should reference your chosen dates

4. In the Online Presence section, submit your F‑List listing URL in the​‘other’ box. If you are not a member of the F‑List, you will need to create a free listing on their website.

5. Your budget/​costs should include £1000 for the course itself, plus up to £500 to cover your travel and accommodation, with Help Musicians selected as the funding source. The maximum you can apply for is £1,500 in total.

If you have any questions about completing the application, contact our team at support@​helpmusicians.​org.​uk or 020 7239 9101.

Apply now 

Applications have now closed.