Nimbus school of recording & media

Channel your Musical Obsession.

A Hands-On Music Production School

Nimbus School of Recording & Media offers a practical and immersive approach that turns your music obsession into a rewarding career in the music industry.

Our school was founded in 2009, and quickly became Canada’s foremost music college aimed at developing the next generation of leaders in the music industry. Our entire faculty is talented, experienced, and fully committed to giving you the tools necessary to learn about music production and recording arts and fulfill your potential. Learn from the best on top-industry standard gear in one of our 6 studios to become an audio engineer, music producer, recording artist, or simply learn the music business. Furthermore, our music education allows you to hone your skills as a singer, songwriter, or rapper; taking your brand and performances to the next level.

Located in the heart of Vancouver, BC, and taught by current industry professionals, Nimbus is a PTIB designated music production school. Students have the opportunity to further their education and earn a degree through our Capilano University Pathway Program.  What’s more, we believe in making music education accessible, so financial aid and scholarships are available.

The Nimbus experience includes in-class learning in real studios, including our iconic Nimbus 9 Studio (formerly known as Little Mountain Sound), along with many outside-of-class opportunities at working studios or performance venues alongside artists, producers, and engineers. 

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Music Production Recording & Business

Artist Development

Audio Engineering Fundamentals - NEW!

Next Online Course Start Date


Electronic Music Production Fundamentals

our programs focus on you

Program Overviews

Project-based learning and mentorship are at the heart of our programs. Through our hands-on approach, students are able to apply the theory to the real world, while still being in a nurturing environment. Small class sizes, industry-standard technology, and a supportive community make Nimbus the only music production school of its kind.

Music Production Recording & Business


Designed for the entrepreneur, this accelerated one-year program will teach you technical and business fundamentals. It will prepare you for working in the fast-paced and always evolving global music industry as a producer, audio engineer, or anything you aspire to be in the music world.

Artist Development


This four-month program provides immersive learning focused on the performer, from song to style. With this unique program, you will have a solid foundation to take your music career into the spotlight and onto the big stage.

Audio Engineering Fundamentals - NEW!


In three short but intense months, you’ll learn how to record, edit, master signal processing, and mix, utilizing Pro Tools with proficiency and ease.  Our award-winning instructors will teach and mentor you with hands-on learning to introduce you to the fundamental techniques and theory of audio engineering.

Electronic Music Production Fundamentals

Online certificate course

This seven-week beginner’s course introduces aspiring electronic music producers and creative enthusiasts to fundamental skills and music creation techniques. Using one of the most powerful Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), Ableton Live, students will learn how to create and produce amazing beats.

Why Study Recording Arts at Nimbus?

Small class sizes

Hands-on learning

Project-based approach

Intense Instruction = quicker entry into the music industry

our Faculty are industry professionals

Central Location in Beautiful Vancouver

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What's it Like at nimbus?

Catch a glimpse of student life in Canada's top music production school

In-class instruction, hands-on learning, and a supportive faculty, makes life at Nimbus both intense and an immensely rewarding music education.

Exceptional Alumni


Our alumni have gone on to work at renowned recording studios, becoming award-winning audio engineers and music producers. You can also find them in the gaming and movie industries, as well as making waves in the music business. Although our alumni have found many opportunities and success in Vancouver, you can also find Nimbus graduates across the globe.

Dani Lion


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producing well-rounded individuals


My time at Nimbus improved me as a person in many more ways than I expected. I came to Nimbus knowing very little about music, and I left with thousands of plays on my music and shows lined up. I have built a family around Nimbus and I'm staying as involved as I can with the community!”
Jason Flegg

Meet our staff


Nimbus faculty and technical staff are seasoned professionals. They are experts in their respective fields in recording arts as well as the latest technologies. Our faculty are also trendsetters because they also happen to currently work in the music industry. They will push you to learn and are committed to helping you succeed.


Music-Obsessed: Nimbus' Online Music Blog

We are proud to share what our alumni, students, faculty and staff are up to!
From awards to community service, find all of our news here.

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Nimbus Alumni – Juno Nominees

What a year for Nimbus Alumni at the 2023 Junos this past weekend! A huge shoutout and congrats to “Boslen”

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For the love of Microphones

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programs start dates


flexible start dates


per intake

Music Production Recording Business

May 1 | Sept 5

Artist Development

MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Audio Engineering Fundamentals

MAY 1 | SEPT 5

Electronic Music Production



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