Melodies DJ Academy... Aspire to inspire
After a successful 16 years experience of djing at some of the best club nights in the uk and including an amazing 15 years ongoing Residency at the Legendary night SPEEDQUEEN!
DJ Miss Melodie decided to set up her DJ Academy to help encourage more females to enter the fantastic world of DJing!
Having struggled to promote herself in a time when DJing was a much more male dominated business, something like the one-to-one tuition offered here at the academy would have been very beneficial.
After helping to produce some fantastic female DJs, the academy now runs courses for males and females and at every level from beginner, advanced to specialist.
We also run a very successful Junior Djs Group from age 9yrs to help encourage young people into this very exciting career!
Working on a one-to-one basis with your tutor enables complete attention and guidance with course plans individually constructed to your abilities and goals.
Since established, the academy has a 100% record with all students moving on to live experiences playing in bars and clubs throughout the UK! With a complete passion for teaching our tutors have a keen interest in bringing out the best in every student by encouraging your development and building your confidence. You can ensure that your sessions will be informative, valuable and most importantly enjoyable.
Melodie now tries to spend more time in the studio working on music production and Produces under the name M-Melodie.
Her recent release “Wicked Plan” Was signed by L.A record label Digital Rhythm Music and is still number one in their best sellers chart.
Her next release “Lost” A chilled Deep House track due out on May 19th.
Next was a collaboration with Leeds singer /songwriter LarissaD “Teeth’
A breaks release Which was again snapped up by Digital Rhythm Records
Followed by a signing to one of her favourite Underground labels Midnight Social Recordings
“Coloured trouble” Features on a underground tech and deep house E.P Midnight City
Featuring 4 other very talented producers
M-Melodie will also be collaborating and releasing with various other producers this year
Having a keen interest in fashion she is really happy to be able to merge her love of music and Fashion by producing music soundtracks for various fashion shows in the uk. This enables her to really be diverse and delve into her extensive music collection producing soundtracks in all different genres.
In 2016 Melodie launched SaSS @ Distrikt Bar in Leeds
This is to showcase some of the fantastic students taught at the Academy giving them a platform to play at the coolest underground bar in Leeds!
Please check out the SaSS Group on Facebook for more details and information!
What's it like to work with us?
I tought myself to mix at 12 years old, living in the middle of nowhere in the Yorkshire dales it took me years to progress and be able to beat-match properly, and on vinyl it was tough. Clair (Miss Melodie) was one of the 1st DJ’s I saw play in Leeds @ Speedqueen and she along with Tin-Tin really inspired me to want to get DJing on the Leeds scene, so I made it my mission to play Speedqueen, and since then I’ve gone on to play some of the worlds biggest events.
I can confidently say that if your wanting to learn how to DJ you’re in safe hands and I couldnt think of anyone better to learn the skills from than one of Leeds’ finest and longest serving DJ’s…
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When I started at the academy I wasn’t a beginner, more of an enthusiast who needed a kick up the backside! I’d been content to just mix for my podcast for a few years but having sessions with Melodie gave me the confidence and the desire to play out and entertain. I didn’t think I was good enough to play in a club or that the kind of music I played would make people dance but it didn’t take long for me to realise that I wasn’t far off.
Melodie helped me to focus of making my sound more professional looking at things like EQ’s, the all important volume levels and more creative things like acapella mashups and sound effects. She helped me build the foundations of a good technical ability and has given me the inspiration to continue building this up and making myself better.
After much encouragement I finally sent a demo cd to a club in Leeds and now i’m a resident dj for Glasshouse at Mezz in Leeds playing in the funky room. It’s been a real buzz playing for such a big club and an up for it crowd, it just encourages me to want to learn more and explore new techniques. Melodie has helped me get here no doubt!
Attending the studio over the course of the summer encouraged a more confident skill set than I had previously. Using some of the most up-to-date DJ’ing equipment in the studio along with a tutor who is patient, supportive and easy to engage with increased my ability and excelled my playing style. Melodie is a fantastic tutor who made me feel comfortable and at ease with myself. My experience at the Academy was fun, energising and an experience I will carry with me forever.
Thank you for all you’ve infused within in me and for being a part of my journey as an aspiring DJ.