Why Learn to DJ at National Music Academy?
We customise our lessons to your aspirations and teach you the skills you need to know to become better at your instrument. Music is more than simply learning a riff or chords. Learning the rules of music so you can apply them means you’ll learn faster and understand what you are playing.
What We Teach
Our experienced teachers are here to teach all aspects of DJ’ing, from technique, learning to read & match beats, performance, pitch matching, history, theory, different methods, different platforms (USB, CD, Serato™, Traktor™, AbletonLive™, Vinyl etc) and playing through various styles including Electro, top40, house, tech, tribal, dubstep, hip-hop/ R’n’B, glitch, drum & bass, breaks and everything in between!
Initially we will complete a comprehensive overview to understand where you are at with your playing and tailor your weekly lessons to suit. We endeavour to introduce a range of technical, theoretical and hands-on performance based content to take your playing to the next level.
In addition to weekly lessons, access to year-round practical workshops, industry masterclasses and performance opportunities, offer a truly comprehensive musical education. The ‘real world approach’ is extremely important to us, as our purpose is to equip you with all the tools and resources necessary for musical success. We also cater to advanced students wishing to master a particular type of DJ’ing, technical ability, create a performance repertoire or prepare for a variety of auditions.
Our team of specialist teachers are no ordinary DJ’s; they each are tertiary trained, amazingly passionate about their art & are all professional gigging musicians with current working with children certification . Our teachers take a holistic, individualised approach to your lessons and are flexible with both content and stylistic aspects of their teaching.
Our comprehensive approach ensures that no matter what age, level or style you wish to learn, National Music Academy has the right teacher for you with access to a network of great DJ’s to learn from.
If you would like to hear any of them play and meet them, contact us & we will arrange a time suitable to you.
NMA Maitland fosters a culture driven by passion, excellence and genuine care. How do you become great at anything? If you love it, work at it, surround yourself by experts that know it, love it, encourage and inspire you, then becoming great is the natural result! Where traditional music schools commonly offer formulaic, pre-set ‘song per term or lesson’ content in sometimes uninspiring environments, we proudly stick by our ethos to uniquely offer all of our students a holistic education and experience through individual tailored tuition, mentoring, access to workshops and industry masterclasses and gig opportunities all year round.
Immersion is key and by offering students access to the depth and variety of all we offer, the inspiration to learn and improve is natural. Our passion is infectious and our main aim is to equip, encourage and inspire you toward making your musical dream a reality.
We work together with the you to create an individual lesson plan which focuses on structuring lessons and mentoring (coaching) to help you realise your musical goals, however big or small they may be.
Catch a person a fish they are fed for a day, teach them to fish they are fed for life.
This basic philosophy is the keystone within our approach to teaching music. National Music Academy Maitland goes past the songs and into the core elements of music, giving you the skills necessary to take your musical ambition as far as you want it to go.
98% success rate in our students entry to higher music education.
- The Conservatorium of Music, University of Newcastle
- The Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
- The Conservatorium of Music, Southern Cross University
- Australian Institute of Music (AIM)
- SAE Institute
- JMC Academy
- The Prestigious Berklee School of Music, USA