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It took a while for me to decide, as usual, to actually sign myself up for the one to one DJ Tutition, but when I did, I did not regret it.

My background is in Radio, however I have for a while been interested with djing. I bought myself my book, but found the idea of learning to beat match on my own hard to grasp, I was struggling to get it.

The one to one dj tuition was brilliant, I learnt at my own pace and progressed much faster than I could have by going at it alone. It was also so much fun and Melodie is truly great at what she does so you will be learning from the best. If your thinking about getting DJ tuition, think no more, go and do it with Melodie!


Alex


I have recently completed a full production course with Sam and Melodie and i can definitely say it has helped me a lot.

I already had a very basic understanding in production but this course was what i needed to help me take my productions to the next level.

From beginning to end everything has been explained in great detail from starting with an initial idea and building the structure, then on to editing and mixing.

i would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to crate professional level productions. I’m already working on my next track.

Thanks again to Sam and Melodie , it’s been a blast. you’ll be hearing from me again soon :)

 

Jay


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After researching far and wide for the best DJ lessons, I finally came across melodies academy which had exactly what I needed and it certainly delivered.

The course helps you learn step by step everything that you need to know. It is set out in an order that makes it clear to understand at a steady pace.

As for the course tutor Melodie, she understands music like nobody I have seen, her experience alone speaks for itself and is fantastic at sharing her knowledge. She is a great lass and very easy to get along with.

If anybody is even having the slightest thoughts of learning how to DJ I would say do it and do it through Melodie.




For as long as I can remember iv wanted to learn how to Dj. I finally booked a course with miss melodie and can honestly say I couldn’t have found a better person to start my musical learning curve with! Not only was she my teacher but an inspiration and a truly lovely person. I recommend anybody of any age with any genre who’s looking to learn the ropes, to get in touch with this lady! I will for sure be back! (As soon as I’m back in England)
Thank you!
Roxanne x




As an absolute beginner, I was apprehensive about what to expect from both Melodie and the lessons. I didn’t need to worry!Melodie put me completely at ease from the start, and turned what had previously been a bit of a mystery into something that I now feel that I understand and enjoy.

She is incredibly patient, anything I didn’t get she was happy to explain again and go over things until I got them.
The one-to-one structure of the lessons gave me more confidence as I could ask questions and not feel that I was slowing anyone else down.

Overall, an enjoyable experience, one that I would totally recommend, and I will be back for more! Thank you x




Just want to say thanks for the course I did. Really enjoyed it and youve been a big inspiration to me. Jay x


Jay T


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


I attended Melodies DJ academy due to my many years partying hard and wishing always it was me up there entertaining the crowd! Melodie was a great inspiration to me seeing her at Speedqueen as she always worked the crowd into the best possible dance frenzy and always had a smile on her face!

After purchasing CDJ’s and not understanding the logistics i was about to give up all hope until i found Miss M had an academy – after a few motivational emails i signed up and can honestly say it was one of the best ideas and moves ive ever made (and theres not been many!) 

Melodie is patient teacher, a great motivator and inspirational guru who inspired me at every lesson even when i hit the effects button too much! Melodies Dj Academy is a must for anyone who wants to learn, improve their technique or just wants to hone their skills and get advice!

Thanks Melodie , my inspiration, guru and most of all a new and lifelong friend! X x


Ladyrasta


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


Becoming a DJ was something that I had never stopped thinking about since being a teenager, but I never had the confidence to do anything about it. I can remember being about 10 years old and having my first Hifi system with twin tape decks trying to mix one song into another on those and play the singing of one song over the top of a beat in the other tape deck. Obviously it never sounded any good becuase I didn’t know about beat matching then.

After years of listening and watching Melodie play at Speed Queen every Saturday as I danced and wished it was me up there, the minute I heard she had an academy of her own to teach people and share her skills with people like me I snapped up the chance immediately.

I really enjoyed the one to one no pressure lessons, Melodie made me feel relaxed and confident that I could do it and it was a lot of fun doing what I absolutely love, house music!


Bassminx


I always wanted to control music.there were many schools i attended but i didnt achieve anything. When i moved to Leeds from Lithuania i found Miss melodies academy it seemed unreal at first! Melodie is one wonderful teacher who got me into musics world from the first lesson..i got deeper and deeper and after a few sessions with Miss M i understood that it wasnt just music created one after another all the mixing, playing that she taught me left a big impression of how many things a person could do with a range of music.

Obviously it depends on the teacher and the way she teaches and explains everything to you. She was a wonderful teacher! To be honest ive never met a better teacher in my life.she showed me everything and its unbelievable how much a persons understanding and teachers knowledge can do together. Ive learnt everything i wanted and i can truly say that my dream came true because of her!! many thanks


Vaidas


I just wanted to show a some appreciation to the person who has helped me to be where I am today…
I had always loved music & had some wicked Gemini decks (not) when I was about 16, always having a go at parties but just for a laugh.

After seeing Miss Melodie play a wicked set at SpeedQueen I got in touch to find out that she had a DJ academy, I signed up straight away and have never looked back. Joining the academy was, without doubt one of the best things I have ever done and I have to say my life has changed quite a lot since, in a good way of course :) The academy gave me confidence, made me excited at what I was able to do and made me want to become a DJ more and more, and that’s exactly what I did…

Without the academy I would probably have a mix every now and again but I don’t think I would have ever had the confidence to try and play a set in a bar/club… Now this is a regular thing for me and I love it…

So Big love, respect and a massive thank you to Miss Melodie, my mentor and a very special friend… X x x x


Miss B


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!


Rob Hedley


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


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


If I could give anyone any advice about DJing it would be to join this academy. Within half an hour I had learnt something. Not only did Melodie re-assure me that the good things I was doing were right, she also helped me improve in lots of other areas. My mixing became smoother and I grew in confidence as the weeks went on. I really enjoyed learning new areas of DJing such as beat teasing, acapellas and effects. I have no doubt that this course not only improved my confidence and mixing but enabled me to play out much quicker than teaching myself. It’s great fun too and I was sad to end the course as I was so used to looking forward to my lessons. I would have no doubt about recommending this course to anyone who needs a bit of extra help or wants to start learning to be a DJ from the beginning.


Zoe C


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…

…GET INVOLVED :o)


Luke Pompey


What a wicked way of giving something back to the industry…
I taught myself to DJ but i’ve given a few people lessons and know how hard it can be to try and relay your skills through somebody else but when it comes off the feeling is very satisfying!

If you’re a bedroom DJ who wants to improve your mixing skills or you’re in need of taking your mixing to a new level with some advanced tutoring then give Miss Melodie a shout… You won’t be disapointed…

Officially endorsed by DJ Paul Murray…x


Paul Murray


If ya looking to get into djing sign up to the academy and learn from somebody who’s been there and done it and has the t-shirt to prove it…. Plus she’s gorgeous. XXX


Paul Rough


She’s not called Miss Melodie for nothin ya know…
Teachin is as much of a skill as mixin itself but harder as ya gotta have the patiance of a saint some some folk just cant grasp it… Let Missy M mother you into mixin heaven… It comes with a very big stamp of approval from me…!

Mr Leaf xx


Marc Leaf


Music has always been my number one passion and late last year after a vacation in Majorca spent watching DJs Pepe Link and Boris Cantero I realised that with some help I could realise my life long ambition and become a DJ , but I would need some help to get started.

Having looked around the Leeds area and viewed feedback from others I gave Melodie a call …the rest is history.

Melodies academy has the patience of a saint !!! starting from scratch I was carefully shown the basics of how to DJ starting with beatmatching and looping.Over time I have moved forward and allowed to progress at my own pace ( for which I am eternally grateful) to the position now where I am now learning the ropes with Ableton and starting to produce my own tracks.

Melodie has given me the confidence to go out and sell myself and currently I have a permanent DJ residence on Fridays in one of our local establishments.

For those looking to start or improve their DJ skills I cannot recommend Melodie highly enough , fabulous and patient tutor who has done it all herself and is happy to impart that knowledge.


DJ Hawaii


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


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


Melodies course has been a massive boost for me. When I first started I can honestly say I didn’t have a clue. However since attending Melodies course I’ve really progressed as a DJ. She helped me find my personal sound and what works best for me and the amount of confidence I’ve gained from attending is unmeasurable. Like I said, I started off a very basic beginner, I can now beat match, plan sets, use acappellas and effects. I highly recommend taking Melodies sessions, I feel that I’ve progressed so much in such a short space of time and I don’t think I would have achieved this otherwise.


OHD


Learning to DJ with Melodie was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. No need to compare with any other institutions. Melodies DJ Academy is hands down top quality, teaching you everything there is to know at your pace.

I started as an almost beginner, due to practicing in my bedroom once or twice. Melodie has given me the knowledge and skills that make me confident enough to play out. I am now gathering interest and looking for work in clubs, something of which I would not have confidently been able to do prior to this course.

Not only has she taught me to use top equipment and techniques such as beat matching, using effects, looping and sampling, but Miss Melodie has helped me find my style as a DJ and shown me how to promote myself within the industry.

I am now well on my way to achieving my goal as an established house DJ thanks to Miss Melodie. I would highly recommend and I’m gutted its over. Will definitely keep in touch. Thanks.


Kieran Edwards


If you want to get into djing and finding it difficult to teach yourself as I was, you should definitely get on this course! Melodie knows everything there is to know about djing and is excellent at passing on her skills.

She has taught me so much during the course and I have seen a major difference in my mixing. I am now confident in incorporating acapellas and effects into my mixes. Every session is always a laugh and a laid back atmosphere, but learning at the same time, Im gutted its over!


Dolva


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