Lisa Lashes School of Music

A first-of-it’s-kind 12-week course covering everything you need to start out in the music industry.

Students will be taught by leading industry professionals and mentored by world famous DJ Lisa Lashes.

The course is currently running at state-of-the-art learning facilities in Northampton and the launch of our Manchester school is coming early 2019. It’s two days per week from 10am until 4pm. The course is fully government funded so it doesn’t cost you anything take part.

Our venues are real operating nightclubs with state-of-the-art classrooms in the same building. They provide the best possible environment for students by mixing hands-on experience in the club with classroom based learning.

Pathways Covered

Education, training and employment


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, Roland, Native Instruments and Denon. 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 on the latest Apple hardware. 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.

At the end of the course you will 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 The Platform club in Northampton.

Lessons whether online or in the class will be performed via highly trained tutors with a wealth of industry experience and knowledge covering many ïelds. 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 program and in LL SOM hours candidates will have access to the latest industry standard equipment provided for them by LL SOM in association with PTS Training academy.

What we do

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

  • DJ Sessions
  • Music Production/track creation (Logic/Cuebase/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 12-week program, the candidates will have an understanding of recording, programming and mixing projects with the end result to create music for the LL SOM label with a music industry producer and engineer.

Candidates 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.


The LL SOM will be looking at bringing a select few candidates onto the DJ agency, the record label or on 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 LL SOM 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 program 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 candidate’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.

Where we do it

Lisa Lashes School of Music currently operates at The Platform Club in central Northampton. Our Manchester school also launches in early 2019 and we have plans to continue expanding into London and beyond.

How to access

Students can apply for the course on the website 

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