SONIC ACADEMY Announce Educational Training Programme

Northern Irelands most unique and cutting edge music business is finally with us, a company not only created to assist with the learning and creative development of budding DJ’s and musicians throughout the world, using their online portal, but to have a modern inviting Apple accredited workspace complete with everything you will ever need, from Video training to a full recording studio suitable for all ages. With a working in house team of Industry professionals, Sonic Academy provides one of a kind educational training for students who want to take the next step in their career or just love music. With the announcement of Sonic Academy 2010 open days and monthly training events, Sonic Academy is certainly cementing itself as a key player within the Music Industry and is set to grow and grow.

Sonic Academy was established in Belfast in 2003 as a quality music production training academy by Kevin Traynor – a former member of one of Ireland’s most successful bands, The Divine Comedy and Phil Johnston, one of Northern Ireland’s leading producers of electronic music. The idea behind Sonic Academy was simple – to provide quality face to face support for aspiring musicians, musicians, producers and DJs. Kevin and Phil saw a gap in the market for quality music technology training and set up Sonic Academy to meet this demand.
Based at their training facilities in Belfast City Centre, Sonic Academy consists of a dedicated team of professional musicians, producers and DJs with a wealth of experience in working within the music business, community and education sectors. Using top of the range equipment, they offer training programmes in music technology and other urban disciplines. Their professionalism, the support of the sponsors and the high standard of training means that Sonic Academy offer some of the best courses not only in Ireland but anywhere in the UK and Europe.
Sonic Academy’s success lies in their informal, yet professional approach to training in all aspects of music and technology. Students at Sonic Academy receive a broad cross section of practical-based training, covering all relevant areas of the music industry, from mixing to promotion and production techniques. Sonic Academy has grown steadily since its inception in 2004 to its current status as an award winning and music technology training centre. It remains the only dedicated DJ and music technology training school in Ireland. People travel from the UK and beyond to attend training courses at Sonic Academy.  
Sonic Academy has delivered successful projects on behalf of clients such as The Prince’s Trust, BBC, Invest NI, Belfast City Council, CCEA, the Department of Education, B&Q and Arts & Business. In 2005, Sonic Academy co-founded the highly successful Urban Arts Academy – an annual creative industries training programme held at Belfast Waterfront Hall – run in conjunction with Belfast City Council. The programme is now the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind anywhere in the UK & Ireland.
In 2006 Sonic Academy won a contract via the DETI Broadband Initiative to develop an online version of their Belfast based training centre. Sonic Academy secured £220k of funding to develop a website with supporting training material. In April 2008, was launched. The website is already being used by a community of music makers from across the globe to access their high quality video training tutorials online.
“Really impressed with the site and the tutorials and looking forward to more advanced tutorials. I'd like the use  the site as my main resource for music production”
“You guys are doing a great job!”
“I think is a great site for any level of music learning“
Sonic Academy is an award winning creative business – the Managing Director won the Prince’s Trust Young Achiever of the year award in 2005 for setting Sonic up and more recently the company won the Creative Industries award at the 2008 Belfast Business Awards.
Sonic Academy is an example one of the new breed of indigenous creative industries in Northern Ireland today. They are an Invest NI client company and are members of the Momentum and The Digital Circle (who recently described Sonic Academy as “one of the rising stars in the Digital Content industry in Northern Ireland.”)
For further information regarding Sonic Academy or their training events please use the information provided.
or moc.ymedacacinos@ofni
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