Engaging through
music technology

The Rise of Noise Academy

Noise Academy was created in 2015 by Joe Townsley who is a midlands based DJ and Music producer. Joe studied Music production at Access Creative College in Lincoln and felt inspired by the innovation of the sessions and how engaged he became through the use of music technology.

After completing the course, Joe went into organising Dance music events in the club scene whilst playing at many other live DJ events and festivals.

Joe came across the opportunity to do some work experience with ‘Jeff Rich’ who was the main drummer for the famous ‘Status Quo’. He helped Jeff set up several Drumming workshops in primary schools across the UK and this opened Joe’s eyes to a whole new world.

Joe felt inspired by the workshops, which instantly made him think that this could work with Djing.

Joe found out about the Prince’s Trust enterprise scheme and approached them with his idea. He was offered a place on the course, and with their support and guidance, Noise Academy was born.

Starting from just 1 school a week, Joe now has a team of 6 full time DJ and Music production tutors delivering sessions in schools along with a series of Beatboxers who deliver workshops up and down the UK, and growing!

“I am so lucky to have found my niche, and to be able to do something that I love every day. My goal is to share the same message and change the lives of our students though music”
Joe Townsley – Managing Director

Our unique one-to-one programme structures create an exciting new initiative that impacts on young people’s self-esteem, confidence and motivation.

All ages welcome and no experience needed.

What we do