About The DJ Academy

About Us

About The DJ Academy

Welcome to The DJ Academy, a premier electronic music school established in 2020 by James Campbell and Ronnie Pacitti, two of Aberdeen’s most renowned electronic artists. The duo enlisted the expertise of the highly-acclaimed Scottish DJ, Dylan McPhee, who now serves as our head tutor and academy manager. Since joining our team in April 2021, Dylan has successfully grown the academy to elevated heights where we’ve welcomed over 300 students through the doors.

At The DJ Academy, our instructors boast a cumulative experience of more than 30 years in DJing and music production and a knack for connecting with students, enabling them to unlock their full potential as emerging artists.

Our mission is to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to excel as a proficient DJ. We offer personalised one-on-one lessons, custom-tailored to align with your individual goals. Our flexible and pressure-free learning environment allows you to master industry-standard equipment at your own pace.

Whether you’re a complete beginner, an aspiring DJ looking to elevate your skills, or an experienced artist seeking to improve upon your current knowledge base, we prioritise hands-on learning and offer sessions tailored to suit the unique aspirations of each student.

Our studio contains state-of-the-art, industry-standard DJ equipment, providing students with ample opportunities to explore the latest DJ technology and techniques. Through immersive workshops, personalised coaching sessions, and real-world performance opportunities, our students are empowered to develop their signature sound and build confidence in their craft.

Join us today and book now and let The DJ Academy be the launching pad for your dreams and ambitions in the world of music.

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Happy Students

From beginner to competent DJs

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Lessons Taught

Our students have gone on to play in clubs all around the UK

THe Team

Meet The Tutors

Ronnie Pacitti

With over a decade of DJing and producing music behind him, Ronnie Pacitti (formerly Rondevu_) has grown to become one of Scotland's top artists.

Starting out playing residencies in local clubs such as Unit 51, The Tunnels and for Let it Bleed, one of the nations top promoters, Ronnie has shared the stage with some of the world's biggest dance acts including Hot Since 82, MK, Cristoph, Patrick Topping, Kolsch, KiNK, Duke Dumont, Mele and many more.

​ Inspired to get into music from his love of hip-hop growing up, it was his dad's old record collection and turntables that grew his passion for club music.

His productions are centered around emotional chord progressions, euphoric lead melodies accompanied by heavy drums to provide the perfect combination of emotion and groove on the dancefloor.

He has a string of releases on labels such as Underground Audio, Materialism & Cheap Thrills which have gained approval from the likes of Camelphat, Cristoph, Kolsch and Sasha to name a few. His tracks have regularly featured in Mixmag magazine including plays on the Mixmag Live Lounge courtesy of Elrow along and spins on DJ Mag Live Lab.
DJ & Music Production Tutor

Ronnie Pacitti

Dylan McPhee​

Dylan Mcphee is no stranger to the Scottish scene. With over 14 years under his belt DJing, he's played some of the best clubs across Scotland supporting some huge names like Meduza, Weiss and Solardo to name a few. From playing small bars to holding residencies up and down the country in many major commercial nightclubs, he's firmly established himself as an all-rounder DJ over the years.

​ Joining the academy in 2021, Dylan took on the responsibility of managing the whole business alongisde tutoring all new students as they came through. Dylan's gone from strength to strength, tutoring students of all ages, to producing his own music and releasing on well-known record labels alongside holding down his own DJ residencies in many Aberdeen venues.
Head DJ tutor

Dylan McPhee

Jamie Stewart

With over a decade of experience in the music industry Jamie has made a name for himself working as an open format DJ at some of the biggest clubs around the country, as well as holding residencies across Aberdeen, Dundee and Fife. Over the years Jamie has worked alongside brands such as Ministry of Sound, BBC radio 1, club MTV, Red Bull and Jagermeister.
Dj tutor

Jamie Stewart

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