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Full One-To-One DJ Beginners Course |


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*Tutor- Melodie

This is the Academy’s most popular and effective DJ course.

Running over 8  x 2hr One-to-One Sessions in your preferred musical genre.

Choose to learn  on CDJS/Vinyl/Traktor/Ableton Live Dj or even a Combination!

Expert Tuition from a Passionate, Experienced Tutor willing to share all skills, Tricks and Tips!

This course Gives you all the skills required for a live Djing experience and here at the Academy we encourage students to perform live by building up your confidence.

We are also  often  able to offer djing opportunities at events and club nights for students who are ready and capable!

We have a incredibly high success rate of students taught by the Academy who have gone on to Dj on radio, club nights all over the uk, Djing for shows and in fashion retail shops amongst other things!

  • Course layout:
  • Introduction to equipment
  • How to use the cdjs, mixer and turntables
  • Beat patterns and song structure
  • Cueing in your track
  • Beatmatching and pitch control
  • Set building
  • Enhancing your set using acapellas,loops and effects
  • Phasing and back to back mixing
  • Producing your demo cd
  • How to promote yourself as a dj

 

Each course is individually tailored to the student  as well as being fun and relaxed

What are you waiting for ? Lets get Spinning!! ?

 

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

I started djing about 3 years ago, at the time I was living in Germany and as the years went by I was asked to dj in a couple of low key bars, there I learnt the basics of djing beat matching and how to use the equipment. But that’s where it stopped I only knew the basics. Within the last year my life has changed drastically and I am now living back in my home town of leeds. I wanted to take my skills to that next level to enable me to play out and I wanted to do it quickly. I did my research and came across miss melodies academy. After the first session Miss Melodie got rid of some of the bad habits I had picked and took me back through some of the fundamentals. Within a couple of sessions my mixing become a lot more sharper and less predictable. She is an extremely good tutor and most importantly she is straight down the line, she will tell you whether the things you are doing are good or bad. The Academy has defiantly give me that bit extra to take me forward. I would highly recommend the course to any one from a beginner or a more advanced person who’s wants to push on.

I would like to take this time to thank the Academy : )


Danny Webb


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Introduction to Djing


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This course is for beginners to learn the basics of djing before progressing to the full dj course, running over 2 x 2hr sessions and covering as much as your abilities allow you to learn!

  • Course layout:
  • Introduction to equipment (CDJs/VInyl/Digital)
  • Cueing and beatmatching
  • Pitch control
  • Song structure and Arrangement
  • Completing your first mix

A discount on our  full course is offered to students who have completed the Beginners Sessions

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

I would recommend a course with Melodies DJ Academy to anyone thinking about learning to dj or any dj who wants to improve their skills. I started as a complete beginner, I had never touched a pair of decks or a mixer before my first lesson, I’d always just sat back and let other people do it! 6 lessons later I’ve learnt the basics of beat matching, beat teasing, my mixing has got much smoother, and I’m already trying out acapellas and experimenting with effects. I finished the beginner’s course with an hour-long demo CD of tunes I love, mixed by me and I’m on the decks whenever I have any spare time! Miss Melodie is a brilliant teacher, very patient, very encouraging and clearly knows her stuff – anyone thinking of having lessons, join the Academy you will learn so much from her!


Graeme Currie


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Advanced Sessions (2 x 2hr Sessions) |


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This course is suitable for the dj already comfortable with basic beatmatching, and wanting to take their skills further. A great chance to learn how to use the new pioneer CDJ2000 and latest mixer, running over 2 x 2hr sessions.

  • Course layout:
  • A full understanding of the mixer effects and how to use them to their full potential
  • An explanantion of how to use the hot cue buttons
  • How to incorparate acapellas into your set
  • How to produce your own mash-up
  • How to mix and play 2 records at the same time (doubling up)
  • A basic introduction into scratching

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

Music has been my passion since I was in my early teens. I worked in an old record shop for work experience in Hyde Park, Leeds and started to pay attention to electronic music after being shown a load of vinyl and a pair of technics. The first ever record I owned was Flowers by Armand Van Helden and thought, what have I been missing!

I listened to house music now and then but didn’t really pay attention to it until I was in my early 20’s. I started clubbing at places like Wax:on and progressed into listening to more deeper sounds and knew I had to become a DJ.

I bought myself a pair of CDJ’s, went about learning the ropes but never really got into vinyl. I wanted to give myself an edge and consider myself as a “complete” DJ by learning on wax. I went to Melodie and after only two lessons, I was playing in clubs on vinyl and collecting all the ltd edition releases I’d been missing out on.

If you’re even just considering DJ’ing, don’t think twice, contact the DJ academy. It’s given me so much more confidence and gave me the last push I needed to get where I want to be.


James Winter


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Junior Sessions Beginners DJ Course


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Professional DJ Tuition For Inspiring Dj’s aged between 9-16yrs

Learning Djing from Scratch using music of your choice on CDJs/Vinyl/Digital

Lessons can be taught as a one-to-one or in small groups allowing the student to bring a friend!

The Junior Group Sessions are lots of fun as we incorporate fun music theory games into the sessions which are a great fun way to learn!

Refreshments are included as well as a professional edited photo of you and your friend in the mix!

 It is an ideal opportunity to learn fantastic Skills at a young age 

Discounts on full junior courses are available to junior superstar students.

We also offer the opportunity, Where possible  for successful Junior students to play out at children friendly events such as festivals and in retail establishments :)

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

After having a couple of years off dj ing i decided to get into the digital side of things and signed up for the full dj course at melodies academy which i thoroughly enjoyed Melodie obviously has a vast knowledge of all aspects of djing and teaches you in a very laid back but thorough way in a style that suits your individual needs and by the end of it i left with confidence and know how to ‘play out’ shortly afterwards i went on holiday to portugal and asked a local bar if i could spin a few records and ended up djing for 4 hours!!

If your looking for a place to learn djing or just to improve and gain confidence melodies academy is definitely the place to start!


Suddsy


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Ableton Live Music Production Course


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ABLETON MUSIC PRODUCTION

TUTOR –ROB TISSERA

 

Course Content :

*Drum programming

*Use of samples & loops in your productions

*Track arrangement

*Use of Ableton’s effects and mastering plug ins

*Making bass with Ableton operator and external plug ins such as Sylenth, Native

*Instruments Massive & Reveal Spire

*Use of Ableton sampler and Ableton Simpler

*Manipulating audio in Ableton

*Learning automation and using control surfaces

*Creating drum grooves

*Taking your tracks to the completion stage

*Using the session view to lay out a basic arrangement

*Use of EQ and compression

*Use of Delays and various FX

*Creating space in the mix

*Mixing down your tracks

*Grouping channels

*Use of limiter

*Programming the best drops and breakdowns for your tracks

*Understanding Midi

*Creating your own killer bootlegs & mash ups

*Use of Ableton Drum racks

 

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

Doin Melodies DJ Academy really helped me in more ways than one. On my first session I had already learnt a few things which I didn’t know before, the 6 week course is a brilliant programme which gives you one on one teaching which is a real confidence booster, learning everything from beat matching to acapella’s, all the basic things are covered, that girl must have the patience of a saint, she is fab, and is very understanding and patient.

I would defo recommend the course to anyone who is wanting to get into djing.


Ink Therapy


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Ableton Live DJ Course |


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Lesson 1: Introduction
1.1 Skills audit/student interview: Establish prior knowledge of Ableton and/or other music programs and DJing
1.2 Introduction to Ableton
1.3 Setting up a template
1.4 Importing audio files
1.5 Simple audio editing and looping
1.6 Warping and using warp-markers
1.7 Saving work and creating project folders

Lesson 2: Samples & Effects
2.1 Using audio effects within Ableton
2.2 Music theory / EQ levels
2.3 Cutting and pasting audio to create samples
2.4 Triggering samples and loops

Lesson 3: MIDI Controllers & External Devices
3.1 Setting up and using external soundcards
3.2 DJing/playing live using Midi controllers
3.3 Triggering loops and samples using Midi
3.4 Automating effects via Midi

Lesson 4: Performing & Recording Live
4.1 Advanced DJ/Live skills
4.2 Performing and recording a live set.

How to use a APC40 Ableton sample pad

 

To get a glimpse of what we've done for our clients, please have a look at our testimonials. If you like what you see, contact us.


DJs Love Us

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.


di Monte


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Can't see what you're looking for? Well we may do it anyway. Give us a shout and we'll let you know either way.

Phone 07828 702 342

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