About the course

Learn everything you need to become music professional in this brand new state-of-the-art course in a real operating nightclub.

The course is currently running two days a week in Manchester and 1 day a week in Northampton from 10am until 4pm, with applications now being accepted for Greater Peterborough and Greater Cambridgeshire. We’ve brought together a huge team of international DJs, industry professionals and musicians to teach you everything you’ll need to know to get started in the industry.

The course started in July 2018 and runs continuously. All you need to do is apply online and we’ll be in touch to let you know when you can start.

Check out the video on the right to see our locations in Manchester and Northampton as well as hearing from some of our tutors and students.

Course content

The Lisa Lashes School of Music will cover a wide range of academic and masterclasses to ensure the candidates have a good all-round base knowledge and a brief insight of what it takes to start up and be sustainable in the music industry.

Students will learn to DJ using the latest industry standard equipment from Pioneer. The course includes master classes from international DJs covering all aspects of DJ performance.

Students will learn how to produce music using Ableton and Logic.  The lessons will be taught by leading industry professionals, covering every aspect of music production from composition to mastering.

Learn key marketing skills such as branding and advertising. Find out the best strategies for promoting online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat.

Develop your skills in live broadcasting. Students will learn how to present a radio show and how to interview guests.

Learn how to run events safely for staff and customers. Includes training in health & safety, tinnitus in the workplace, mental health and accessibility.

As part of your ongoing involvement with the course, you will have the opportunity to organise, promote and perform at your own club night. Working alongside your fellow students you will use the skills you’ve learned to create your own club night and hold it at an appropriate venue.

Lessons whether online or in the class will be performed via highly trained tutors with a wealth of industry experience and knowledge covering many fields. Guided learning hours will be set out by the terms of the funding stream and learners will be given a curriculum which will include the funding criteria needed to be able to fund learners for free.

Whilst on programme and in LLSOM hours, candidates will have access to the latest industry standard equipment provided for them by LLSOM in association with PTS Training academy.

Course overview video

Check out this video which shows you the range of lesson content and the online resources you’ll have access to as a student.

The 12-week accelerated program will be covering a selection of lessons including:

  • DJ Sessions
  • Music Production/track creation (Logic/Ableton)
  • Personal Profiling setting up socials for self-promotion
  • Event Management
  • Social Media
  • Interview techniques
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Podcasts/radio-shows
  • Music social media
  • Recording a 30/60-minute mix
  • Logo/Brand ideas
  • Rekordbox tutorial
  • Ableton tutorial
  • Logic tutorial
  • Agency/Management
  • Label management
  • Jobs and opportunities in the music industry/other revenue streams

Plus, many more tried and tested lessons

Music production

The music production course is a hands-on study of modern recording, mixing, programming, creating and post production techniques. This will take place with our tutors who have a wealth of experience and are professionals in the music industry.

Through a series of hands-on lessons throughout the programme, the students will have an understanding of recording, programming and mixing projects with the end result to create music for the LLSOM label with a music industry producer and engineer.

Students will learn the fundamentals of analog and digital audio technology, recording techniques, DAW’s and session management including file exchange integration of midi with audio tracks, editing and professional mixing techniques.

Mentoring

The LLSOM will be looking at bringing a select few students onto the DJ agency, the record label or as an employed member of the school as an apprentice. So, from the moment the learner steps into the school, they will be assessed not only on musical performance or DJ ability, but how they conduct themselves throughout, including time keeping, able to follow instruction, take advice onboard and action it and have the drive and professionalism to make it in the music industry.

Whether a student is learning to DJ, studying music production or access the industry, we guarantee at LLSOM that the environment will be met with like-minded people and the course will be filled with knowledge on how to build a career with solid foundations which can inspire a way of thinking that can be transferred into any line of work, in any industry and can be applied to any passion.

The school has witnessed first-hand what this programme brings to its learners including, new friends collaborating with tutors on productions, having the confidence to apply for jobs outside of the school and more importantly it gives the learners newfound aspirations and direction after being on the program, too which everyone deserves to that opportunity to thrive.

The student’s online discussion area will be merged once the candidates have finished the course so learners can keep in touch and discuss future events and opportunities as long as the guidelines are adhered to. We will always have a connection with our learners even after the course and give advice and guidance whenever possible, sharing best practice for the many years to come. Learners will be able to access the online videos and content as a lifetime member of the SOM community.

During the course you will learn about and get the opportunity to create your own

  • 60 minute mixtape
  • DJ press pack
  • DJ agency
  • Record label
  • Club or festival events

Meet the instructors

We’ve assembled an huge team of industry professionals to guide you through the course.

See our students in action

Here is some footage from one of our lessons