What makes Technique Music Academy the best learning centre for you?

Learn directly from world class artists and performers with Technique Music Academy. We offer group and one-to-one tuition in DJing, production, vocals, and the music business. Technique Recordings A-listers like Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Youngman, and more are ready to share the knowledge they’ve earned over years at the top of the game.

The number of DJs looking for sets in clubs and bars, both in the UK and abroad, just keeps increasing. So, we’re here to help you stand out from the crowd with a complete and intuitive training course. You no longer need to spend frustrating hours, days, or weeks struggling to understand techniques like beatmixing and scratching.

These are exciting, intensive two-day crash courses that are suitable for you whether you’re a complete beginner, or looking to enhance your existing skills. Whether you prefer to use vinyl, CDs or MP3s, we’ll teach you what you need to know.

You’ll learn to use the very latest industry standard equipment, including the Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus decks, Technics SL1210 turntables, Allen & Heath Zone One, or Pioneer DJM600 mixers, to name a few.

Whatever music genre you’re into, whether it’s Drum ‘n’ Bass, House, Techno, R&B, or anything else, we can teach you all the basic skills you need to become a DJ. Whether you’re looking to turn professional or just to enjoy DJing as a hobby, we’ll soon have you mixing and scratching your favourite records.

You can learn in a small group or one-to-one, and will receive practical, hands-on tuition from the first day. And, if you choose to study on a one-to-one basis, you can change the course content and timetable to suit your personal requirements.

Even before you’ve invested in a DJ set up, we can help you decide on a package that would be the most suitable for your needs. Our tutors and advisors are able to offer informed and impartial advice on choosing the best combination of hardware and software to suit your budget and requirements.

From absolute beginners to advanced DJs, we have a range of courses that aim to develop your performance whatever your level (see below for all our DJing courses). Our courses can be taken in either of two formats:

  • Two day crash course
  • One evening per week over four weeks

As Electronic Dance Music continues to go from strength to strength across the globe, the quality of your production in this very competitive market, is more essential than ever before. You can spend weeks, trying to create the sounds, mixdowns, engineering and mastering techniques used by top producers which can be frustrating, de-moralising and very time consuming.

These exclusive one-on-one intensive online ‘Skype’ tutorials are the perfect way to tackle these hurdles and take your productions to the NEXT LEVEL. Designed to be flexible to suit your specific timetable and personal requirements and ranging from Basic to Intermediate to Advanced sessions we can teach you, with close interaction and by targeting your specific needs, the exact skills and confidence you require to approach labels and DJs.

Even though our experience specifically lies in Drum & Bass and its sub genres the core fundamentals of dance music production and engineering can be applied to all genres and tempos of electronic music from Ambient, Electronica, Deep House to Dubstep and beyond.

The courses are particularly suited to people who have, at least, some basic knowledge and experience of using industry standard DAWs such as Cubase, Studio one and Ableton but even if we aren’t overly familiar with your DAW of choice the production and engineering principles should work in any DAW and we will strive to accommodate and adapt to any level of user on any format. We can also offer informed and impartial advice, if necessary, on what we think is the best software for you and what free alternatives are out there to help in your productions.

We believe we have a range of courses and the passion to help you progress and develop your productions to a high standard. See below for the three levels of one-on-one Skype production courses. Our courses are specifically tailored to your exact needs and requirements and flexible enough to fit around a timetable that suits you.

Range, tone, technique and delivery. Our Vocalist Course will teach you all the elements required to make the most of your vocal.

Tutor Simon “Youngman” Smith is a singer, songwriter and MC with an international reputation. He’ll teach you how professionals fine tune their voices for both live performances and studio sessions.

Youngman will deliver a learning experience that’s totally unique to you, working with you to explore your voice, future career ambitions, artistic direction, and providing opportunities and ideas to fast track your career development.

You’ll also learn how to get your music heard by labels and businesses. Thanks to our decades of industry experience and music network, we’ll be able to demystify the process and accelerate your progress.

Our Songwriting course, also led by Youngman, is your first step into learning how the professionals deliver great songs day in day out. Youngman will teach you the fundamentals of songwriting and give you the tools to improve the quality and consistency of your songs. You’ll also learn how and who to contact to get your music out there and heard by different labels and businesses. Thanks to our decades of industry experience and music network, we’ll even point you in the right direction if we think we can help you.

Finally, the VIP Mentoring Program is for highly motivated songwriters and artists who not only want the very best lessons but also ongoing advice and guidance on their music careers and, of course, their songs.

Fast-developing technologies and forward thinking entrepreneurs have revolutionised the record label business. They sit at the very heart of the music industry, but how do they work? Our exciting Record Label Business course will explain everything.

Are you thinking of starting an independent record label? Are you looking to find a job at one of the major labels? Or, maybe, as an artist, you want to understand more about how the business functions. If so, this course has been designed with you in mind.

Taking you from business fundamentals (including contracts, income streams, expenses, collection agencies, manufacturing and distribution and more), to the exciting, creative elements (signing artists, developing artists, marketing and promotion, publicity and branding) expert tutor Simon Bassline Smith will share the hard-won knowledge he’s earned through decades of top-level industry experience.

The VIP Mentoring Program is for highly motivated artists and music entrepreneurs who want the very best advice and instruction.

It’s no secret that the music industry can be extremely hard to break into for aspiring artists. Our VIP Mentoring works as a support system to fast track you on your journey. You’ll develop existing skills, get the opportunity to collaborate and learn from current industry professionals, get tailored advice, and gain access to a network of international experts to find your place in the industry.

Our VIP membership includes unlimited one-to-one support from our expert tutors, whether you have a general question about the industry, or need specific advice about your project, the VIP Mentoring Program has got you covered.

Our aim is to develop you into a professional and knowledgeable music industry expert and to open doors that might otherwise be closed.