The Female DIY Musician (FDIYM) is delighted to announce that there will be four fully funded scholarships for their trail-blazing online course, Home Recording Academy. 

Applications will be accepted from August 30th – September 6th, 2021  and are open to female identifying musicians from anywhere in the world who identify as non-white and/or disabled (incl. living with a chronic illness). 

We are reaching out for support in spreading awareness of this initiative amongst musicians who may benefit from this scheme.

About The Female DIY Musician

The FDIYM is an online resource founded by musician and academic Isobel Anderson to provide approachable, female-focused resources aimed at helping more women gain recording and production skills. Through a highly rated podcast, Girls Twiddling Knobs, a 1K+ strong facebook community, a trail blazing online course, Home Recording Academy, and partnerships with organisations, such as The Musician’s Union and The F List, the FDIYM’s mission is to enable more female musicians to gain greater creative control through these crucial recording and production skills.

About Home Recording Academy

Home Recording Academy is a seven module, online course teaching female identifying musicians how to record their music from home. What makes this programme unique is its focus on both overcoming music technology mindset blocks, alongside a step-by-step core learning framework and a thriving course community. Since it’s launch in April 2020, almost 200 women have graduated, with many having since self-released music, self-recorded through the skills gained inside the programme. 

The next enrollment round will take place between September 24th – October 1st, with the course delivery beginning on Monday, October 4th, 2021.

About The HRA Scholarships

We are extremely excited to be offering four fully funded scholarships for Home Recording Acadeny, during the September 2021 enrolment round; two for musicians who identify as non-white and another two for musicians who identify as disabled (including living with a chronic illness). Isobel shares: 

The Home Recording Academy scholarships are a direct response to the even more exaggerated lack of representation of both non-white and disabled women in music. I, myself, have lived with chronic pain for nearly 10 years now, and have first hand experience of the extra, intersectional challenges this presents to women in the industry.

The scholarships will be open to women from anywhere in the world, with applications open from August 30th – September 6th, 2021.

More information and the application form can be found at:

For more information on the Home Recording Academy scholarships and the application process, please contact Francesca O’Connor on