ACM Student Discount at Andertons Music Co.

As a family-run business for over 50 years, we understand the importance of music education. That's why we aim to do as much as possible to help students, budding musicians and the wider community - Let Andertons Music Co. help with your musical journey.

Music is the future!

Here at Andertons Music Co, we’ve always been keen supporters of our community and passionate advocates for music education. Whether it’s organising musical events, working closely with local educational establishments, or offering a student discount to the musicians of the future, we’re big believers in giving something back.


Historically, we've only been able to offer this discount in our Guildford store, but this time we've decided we wanted to go the extra mile – that’s why, for the first time ever, we’re introducing student discount online for ACM students. If you’re a student but you live beyond the reach of our Guildford store, simply follow the steps below to claim your 5% discount on purchases made online!


Why Choose Andertons Music Co?

We're the NO. 1 Music Store in the World!

We've been awarded the coveted Dealer of the Year award at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee – the first ever non-US dealer to win. You can’t go wrong shopping from the No.1 music store in the world!

Part of the Community

Like ACM, Andertons Music Co. has been a part of the Guildford & Surrey community for quite some time. We know the scene – our business has been built by musicians, for musicians!

We're Here to Help!

We’ve got a friendly, knowledgeable team of people on site 7 days a week to help you find what you’re looking for. Pop into the store or get in touch with us with any questions you may have – we’re happy to help.

1000s of Products in Sock and Ready to Go!

We proudly stock one of the biggest selections of musical equipment in the UK, with over 15000 items in stock and ready for purchase. Plus our warehouse is a 10 minute drive away from the store – whatever you need, we can get it for you!

Free UK Delivery on Orders Over £149

We offer free next working day delivery in the UK on all orders over £149, as well as a click and collect service – order with your discount online and collect within hours!


How do I get my discount?

Using Student Discount In Store

  1. Present your Andertons Student Discount Card to a member of staff
  2. Bring along your ACM Student ID - you'll need this!
  3. Go try out your new gear and binge watch some Andertons TV!

Using Student Discount Online

  1. Create an account using your ACM email address (you may need to verify this)
  2. Login & browse over 15,000 products at your leisure
  3. Your 5% discount will be automatically applied at checkout!

Student Discount FAQs

How Much Student Discount do I Get?

We offer 5% student discount on all purchases. As a student, you'll also have access to exclusive limited time offers and events.

I'm a Student at ACM - When Do I Get My Andertons Discount Card?  

You'll receive your discount card when you enrol, along with the rest of your ACM goodies. Don't forget to sign the card!

I'm a Student But I Don't Study at ACM - Can I Use Your Student Discount?

At the moment, we only offer student discount to ACM students. If you’d like your university to be eligible for Andertons discount, write to them with a request! Alternatively, you can get in touch with us if you have any questions.

I'm an ACM Alumni - Am I Elegible For Discount?

No - unfortunately we only offer our discount to current students.

I'm A Part-Time Student at ACM - Am I Elegible For Discount?

No - unfortunately we only offer our discount to full-time students.

How Do I Create an Online Account?

You'll find a link to sign in or register in the top right of any page on our website. Simply enter your details on the register page (using your ACM email address) and click 'Submit' - it's that simple!

What If I Already Have an Online Andertons Account?

You can very easily change the email on your account to your ACM address. Simply log in and click on 'Personal Information' in the 'My Account' section. Here you can update your details as often as you like. You may need to verify your ACM email address to be eligible for discount.

Can I Use Student Discount With Finance Options?

Yes, we can offer student discount alongside finance agreements! For more info on our finance offerings, click here.

Can I Use Student Discount on Second Hand or B-Stock Items?

Yes, you can use your discount on any of our second-hand or B-stock items - but when they're gone, they're gone!

How Many Times Can I Use My Student Discount?

As many as you like!

Can I Use Student Discount If I Check Out As A Guest?  

No – you must be logged in with your ACM email address to redeem your discount.

Can I Cancel A Purchase or Return An Item Purchased Using Student Discount?

Yes, the same cancellation & return rules apply - click here for more info.


The Academy of Contemporary Music

The Academy of Contemporary Music, or ACM as it's more commonly known, has been providing immersive and unparalleled music education in Guildford since 1995. Not only are they World leaders in the creative industries, but like ourselves, they've become a pivotal part of the Guildford community. In recent years, they've been able to expand, opening up campuses in London and Birmingham - with world-class tuition, professional facilities and a huge variety of programmes, ACM are going from strength to strength.


To celebrate this fantastic partnership, we're thrilled to be able to offer our exclusive ACM discount to online customers. This means that ACM's London and Birmingham students can now join in on the fun!



Education Deals

Many brands offer their own education deals and discounts on selected products. This includes everything from software to guitar accessories, with great educational savings from the likes of Native Instruments, Aston Microphones, Ableton, Pro Tools, Toontrack and many more. Any items with education pricing will be clearly marked on our website - if you've got any specific questions about these deals, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


You may be asked to validate your Andertons online account with your ACM email address. This could be an automated process, or it could require that you provide a form of ID for verification.


We may take the opportunity to investigate your eligibility for student discount if we have reason to suspect fraudulent activity. This may mean contacting your school, college or university.


We reserve the right to decline purchases made using student discounts or cancel accounts made for student discount purposes if we deem them to be fraudulent.