"It's not about what the equipment does, it's about what you can do through that equipment. That's where the soul is" RICHIE HAWTIN
Noise Academy specialises in developing key skills like Djing, Music Production, Beatboxing and Rapping. We predominately work with schools but offer a wide range of programmes, workshops and private sessions to suit your needs.
We launched in September 2015 with backing from the Princess Trust organisation and we are proud to say that we have delivered over 500 one to one sessions across the midlands and wider.
We have experience working with children and young adults with ADD, ADHD, Autistic spectrum disorders, visual impairment or speech and language and communication needs (SLCN), as well as being DBS cleared.
“Noise Academy has been excellent to have in school, it works really well with our pupils, ranging from primary to secondary. It is a positive experience for all the pupils involved. They look forward to their session every week and are enjoying making their own masterpieces. Noise Academy have been working with some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach pupils and they have been making success. They have been very adaptable to the needs of the pupils so they can access the Noise Academy provision”
Ash Khan, Deputy Headteacher
Sheffield Inclusion Centre
Our services are available to wide range of schools and organisations including;
We offer a one day a week platform where students can express themselves creatively through arts like DJing, Rapping, Music Production and Beatboxing. A typical structure includes us working with up to 8 students individually throughout the day.
We provide; end of term certificates, behaviour and progress reports, an online platform where students can listen to their work facilitation of industry standard equipment.
Our music production programmes give students a full introduction to Logic X. We guide them through the process of composing a song covering key areas like:
MIDI and audio, VST plugins, studio hardware, arrangement, colours and labels, automation, remixing techniques, chords and melodies, beats, groove and swing, compression, EQ, reverb, delay, basic mastering.
We also offer a platform for rappers to work on their own masterpieces by providing them with industry standard recording equipment.
"We love to use hardware as we feel that hands on music making is the way forward." - Joe Townsley Noise Academy
Our DJ programmes have been a huge success and we have seen some real engagement. We encourage you to find your own music and set homework tasks which will help to consolidate your time management skills.
Covering Key areas like:
Equipment set up and health and safety, parameters, song structures, levels, cueing and dropping, transitions, frequencies and EQ control, tempo and pitch, beats and bars, phrases, beat matching , music formats and sound quality, sound effects, looping, slip mode, scratching, musical Genres.
Although we predominantly target schools we also take pride in our one to one private session where our tutors come to you with our industry standard kit. Sessions range from 1 hour taster sessions to weekly programmes.
Our Beatboxers run a wide range of workshops and programmes . We believe that working together and being productive in large groups helps develop key skills like team building, co-operation, creativity and communication skills.
NEW: The Beatbox Assembly
New to 2017, we are pleased to announce The Beatbox Assembly. A typical structure of the hour long session consists of: Introduction, Beatbox demo, Musical genres showcase, Teachers & Guardians - Show me tell me, Students - Show me tell me, Full room interactive jam.
Noise Academy specialises in working alongside the specification for B-Tech and GCSE music, working one to one with students bringing them right the way through to their practical examinations. We provide music teachers with text, audio and video evidence of students performances through out the process, which will contribute positively towards their final grade.
We are very keen on monitoring students progress and regularly hand over progress reports.
We have a proven track rate or improving key areas like attendance, confidence, enthusiasm, engagement and progression to name a few.
One to one sessions are the quickest way to increase your skill level. We offer Private Lessons for everyone from beginner enthusiasts to experienced DJs. Get an overview of the basics at your own pace or brush up on the latest in DJ hardware & software. Private Lessons can be arranged according to your schedule and customised to fit your learning needs and goals.
We are part of many outreach projects where we aim to inspire the next generation of musicians, provide more opportunities for music-making in the community and enable people to benefit from the therapeutic effects of music.
We facilitate a walk in music technology workshop where anyone can interact with industry standard DJ equipment, music technology toys, and meet our beatboxers who perform demo's throughout the day.
We also work closely with local music hubs to engage with schools in their area which help us target more students.
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award scheme has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.
Our DJ programmes are designed for anyone wishing to fulfil their skills section of their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
Where and how we have helped and supported some of our local schools, academies and communities.
Your work is greatly appreciated at our schools
Executive Headteacher, Heritage Park & Holgate Meadows Foundation Schools
We have students queuing up to work with you! You provide an excellent service and represent good value for money
Mr B Mallinson, Principal, The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Many thanks as always for your insightful feedback. You have a great rapport with the students and it’s fantastic to see them progressing during their session with you
Hannah Flavell, The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Thank you for your hard work with all our students at the Morley Academy, we really appreciate it.
MrSharron Hook,The Morley Academy
Your input with these students is having a great impact - we are starting to see a difference in their engagement around school already
Mr C Wilcocks, Principal, Colne Valley High School
The student feedback from the sessions has been fantastic!
Warren Schofield, Head of Music, The Bruntcliffe Academy
There were some disengaged young people in your first ever cohort & l think they have shone through your programme with support & inspiration.
Principle Anne-Marie Garnett, The Bruntcliffe Academy
Joe first contacted me through the Hull Music Hub Website in Autumn 2016 and since then we have grown an extremely effective partnership between the Hull Music Hub and Noise Academy.
Sean Miller, Music Service, Coordinator Hull Music Hub
The Noise Academy team have a very unique way of engaging with young people. Their advanced skills in music technology are the basis of their fun and accessible drop-in workshops, giving participants the opportunity to learn new DJ skills, quicker than ever before. The equipment used always impresses our audiences and this level of quality is demonstrated through everything the company offer. Every time we collaborate with Noise Academy, they have new ideas for development and are able to adapt to any event brief, space and audience demographic - overall a really great company that we are excited to continue working with!
Michael Woodhall, Producer, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
We have always preferred a personal approach, we feel it’s essential to arrange a preliminary face to face meeting so that both parties are familiar with who they are working with. We thrive of building strong relationships with clients, teachers and students and aim to be as cohesive as possible.