Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas, a Cool Yule and a very Happy New Year from the Kent DJ Academy crew!

Thank you to all the awesome students and DJs we met this year, old and new friends of the Academy.
We look forward to teaching our new students booked for 2017 and seeing you all again after the holidays for some exciting new projects in the New Year!

 

NEW: Music Production Courses

Do you have a vision for the next big track?

Having trouble finishing your records?

Want to take your DJ Career to the next level?

Want to play your very own records when you perform live?

Are you a music writer but no equipment to produce?

 

We are proud to introduce our personal 1-to-1 Music Production Courses catering for all your musical needs at our Maidstone studio using Logic Pro software

We can teach you how to create your very own records to a professional standard. Take a session with one of our professional production tutors, who not only teach but are current in the music industry with first hand knowledge that you cannot learn from just books and YouTube

With experience in producing all varieties of musical genres, we will guide you into becoming not only a Producer but an Artist in your own right! These courses are 1-to-1 sessions with you and your Tutor in a comfortable studio where you can freely express all your musical ideas!

We aim to guide you through step by step, carefully designed Music Production Courses from starting to finishing a record, at the end of the course you will have your very own completed record

Working alongside with one of our talented Production Tutors we not only teach you how to produce music but we can you give you priceless advice in how to get your music heard, sending to labels and how to promote yourself

Each course is designed specifically for each person with all capabilities, whether you have no experience in production, or you are already producing music, want to learn as a hobby or for a career, we have the right courses for you!

 

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND BOOKING DETAILS

 

 

We also offer…

SOUND ENGINEERING
Having trouble getting your records finished?
Need a professional opinion on your record?
Hit a wall with your track?
We offer professional Sound Engineering for your records

CLICK FOR MORE INFO

 

OUR PRODUCTION TUTOR

Danny Weeks SML
Danny Rhys is an emerging underground House DJ/Producer from London, UK under the House Duo Alias “6FTSHORT”. Formed in 2014 by Danny and Lewis Thatcher, two exceptionally talented DJ’s/Producers. In an astonishingly short space of time 6ftShort have formed a growing fan­ base, played at the capital’s biggest clubs and released records on Mark Radford’s Plus Recordings. Danny has appeared across Europe, London and Kent including the superclubs Amnesia Ibiza, Kalypso Croatia, Ministry of Sound, Egg London, Fire & Lightbox LDN and festivals such as We Are Festival, The Social and Transitions. Under the 6ftShort Brand, Danny has been featured live on Ministry Of Sound Radio chosen to be streamed live alongside Nervo amongst features in Mixmag and Noctis Magazine. Danny has a had the pleasure to work alongside the “Nasty” rising star Marc Spence, award-winning producer JP Lantieri and renowned Sound Engineer Michael Jansons.
6ftShort’s latest EP release was June 2016 on Plus Recordings with one of their highly anticipated tracks “The Eyes” which has been featured live on Rinse FM, amongst support from artists such as Claude Von Stroke, Ryan Blynth, Lupe Fuentes and many more. Amongst releasing records 6ftShort hosted their own stage at Transitions Festival.

 

PRODUCTION MODULES

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Logic Pro Beginner Module – 4 x 2 hour sessions

Lesson 1 (Introduction, Audio Files and Samples)

Lesson 2 (Audio Samples, EXS24 Sampler, MIDI)

Lesson 3 (Track Structures)

Lesson 4 (Synthesizers, MIDI FX’s)

READ THE FULL MODULE DETAIL HERE

 

Logic Pro Intermediate Module – 4 x 2 hour sessions

Lesson 1 (Synthesisers, Plugins, Sidechaining, BUSES, Ghost Kicks)

Lesson 2 (EQ, Compression)

Lesson 3 (BUSES, Groups, Reverb, VOX)

Lesson 4 (Parellel Compression)

READ THE FULL MODULE DETAIL HERE

 

Logic Pro Advanced Module – 4 x 2 hour sessions

Lesson 1 (Automation, Filters)

Lesson 2 (Tuning Drums, Phasing)

Lesson 3 (Coaching)

Lesson 4 (Mixing Down and Mastering)

READ THE FULL MODULE DETAIL HERE

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND BOOKING DETAILS

Our new club night: ‘ROOM 3’ – Fridays at The Source Maidstone

Announcing our new club night ‘ROOM 3’ featuring our student DJs & friends of the Kent DJ Academy!

Every week 11PM-3AM in Room 3 at Get Sourced Fridays, upstairs at The Source Bar Maidstone

This week 29th July features:
Ryan Pitcher (11-12)
Satvian (12-1)
Readie (1-2)
Final hour: back to back DJ set!

 

Facebook event details here: www.facebook.com/events/1146934718701592

 

We continue putting supporting DJs and our student’s newly-learned skills to the test in front of an audience of clubbers and where better than at our own teaching venue The Source club in Maidstone

We takeover Room 3 between 11 PM to 3 AM every Friday with new DJs on rotation each week

Come show your support for this month’s upcoming DJ talents

Student DJ Takeover – Fri 27th May at The Source

Student Takeover

 

Next Friday night we are proud to present four of our recent student DJs performing live at The Source Bar club in Maidstone.

The first of many for 2016, we continue putting our student’s newly-learned skills to the test in front of an audience of clubbers and where better than at one The Source’s famous Bank Holiday Weekend Street Parties on Friday 27th May – ‘Get Sourced Beach Street Party’!

We takeover Room 3 between 11.30 PM to 3 AM, come show your support for this month’s upcoming DJ talents:

DEEP ROSE

LAUREN GETZ

MAGNETIC FLUX

SATVIAN

 

More about the Street Party event HERE

 

And for a taste of what to expect, listen to some of our DJ’s mixes:

Deep Rose: www.mixcloud.com/Deep_Rose

Magnetic Flux: www.soundcloud.com/magnetic_flux

Satvian: www.soundcloud.com/satvian

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If you haven’t already, get hooked up on all our Social Media streams below for the latest from us and our eye on the world of DJing

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New gear alert!

We have now added the incredible Pioneer DDJ-SX2 DJ controller to our equipment roster. Come check it out!

This professional controller makes the best of Serato DJ and Pioneer’s Rekordbox DJ software and can demonstrate Traktor, Virtual DJ and Djay.

November update

READ THE FULL UPDATE HERE


HIGHLIGHTS:

Check out our new Autumn offers:


New: Studio Practice hire

Practice and record your mixes using our club Pioneer Nexus equipment, turntables, Serato/Traktor software and controllers or connect your own decks to the club soundsystem & monitors.

Only £30 for 2 hours + £15 for each extra hour. Book at www.kentdjacademy.com/studio-practice


LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFT? GIVE THE GIFT OF DJ LESSONS!  

Tuition for all ages in a real nightclub venue in Maidstone.

From only £60 for a 3 hour session, daytimes or evenings.
Buy online at www.kentdjacademy.com/voucher


Our 6-Stage Masterclass Courses 

Cost: £500

We are proud to introduce our revised 6-stage intensive Masterclass Course taking students from the basics right to being ready to DJ live with flexible booking dates

Dedicated, unrushed one-to-one tuition for you with advice from our expert tutor all taught in a real nightclub environment (The Source, Maidstone).
If you are serious about learning to DJ at a high standard this course has been designed to give you all the grounding you need, with the support and time you need.

Read more at www.kentdjacademy.com/masterclass

Our Masterclass Course is back!

We are proud to introduce our revised 6-stage intensive Masterclass Course taking students from the basics right to being ready to DJ live with flexible booking dates

 

Dedicated, unrushed one-to-one tuition for you with advice from our expert tutor all taught in a real nightclub environment (The Source, Maidstone).

If you are serious about learning to DJ at a high standard this course has been designed to give you all the grounding you need, with the support and time you need and provides excellent value for the learning time involved.

Students can choose 6 dates to complete their sessions, consisting of 6 x 3 hour sessions, available daytimes, evenings or a mix of both to suit their schedule.

Becoming a good DJ involves learning some essential time-honoured skills; skills that our tutors have spent many years honing and perfecting. We can fast-track you to learning these and opening the door to exploring your own style, tricks and techniques.

An essential love of music and the desire to share it to rock a crowd is all you need to take our Masterclass. We can take students from 14 years old upwards. It’s never too early or too late to start.

You will learn using professional club standard equipment (Pioneer CDJs), Digital Laptop/Controller DJ software and vinyl covering all the essential skills a modern performing DJ needs plus plenty of tricks, tips and advanced techniques and advice on making your way as a working DJ.

READ MORE HERE…

School’s Out, DJ School’s In!

We are now taking bookings for Summer DJ lessons!

 

 

Our new home at The Source club, Maidstone!


We are excited to announce our new main teaching venue is now based within The Source in the very centre of Maidstone town, a high-profile nightclub that regularly hosts internationally known DJs and features a state-of-the-art sound system and professional DJ equipment.

Our students can now get behind the same decks that have been graced by DJs such as Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Mark Knight, Shadow Child, James Zabiela, Zane Lowe, Hot Since 82, Shy FX and many more (read more here).

We can also get our students ready to play DJ sets in front of live audiences at The Source on regular public club nights; the ultimate DJ lesson!

At our new location, we continue to feature Pioneer CDJs (2000 Nexus) and club standard Pioneer mixers on top of our range and expert knowledge of laptop controller equipment and DJ software (such as Traktor, Serato etc) as well as teaching classic turntable vinyl skills. We can help you master any equipment you own or want to use, learn a creative skill, boost your confidence in a fun and relaxed environment.

Read more about what we teach HERE

If you want the head start you need to be a great DJ, the Kent DJ Academy looks forward to welcoming you soon!

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