Our House Academy takes your career to the next level.

If you want to pursue a career in the event industry – only the most exciting and innovative industry to work in – you have come to the right place. Your journey to both the frontstage and the backstage starts here, at Our House Academy. We offer tailored education, talent development and job opportunities to anyone who wishes to make a living and their lifetime passion out of festivals and events.

You will find that Our House Academy is more than a school. Our hybrid approach to education comprises both practical and cultural courses, both masterclasses and visits to the workspace. And that’s only the beginning. Thanks to our network – including many of the Dutch festival world’s leading figures and organizations – we will help kickstart your career by landing you an apprenticeship at one of your favorite festivals. Our education is created together with key professionals who carry out our values in sustainable and innovative organization as well as originality.

Our House Academy takes your career to the next level.

What we can do for you!

You should know that Our House Academy’s true power lies in our multi-faceted organization. We’re the result of an exceptional collaboration between three front-running organizations. The School of House has been paving the way for tailored dance music education. SOLID Event Crew is the ring leader in full service back of house personnel. And Our House is the first dance and festival culture museum of its kind. Together we are more than the sum of our parts – leading the way for your fulfilling career in events and music.
What we can do for you!

Past, present & future

In the past five years, over 2500 talents from all over the world have followed our classes at the A’DAM Tower – in the fields of Music & Production, Artist Business or Events & Organisation.

You should know that Our House Academy is deeply rooted in dance music and festival culture; the culmination of years of experience. We were there when festivals took over the world, and now we are here to pass on our expertise and excitement to you, the next generation. The event industry’s dynamic and DIY nature makes it genuinely possible to materialize your dreams and reach the top. We’re just here to show you the way.
Past, present & future

Our House Academy Amsterdam | Our HQ

Our House Academy Amsterdam offers private in-house education and guest modules in collaboration with renowned institutions such as the Conservatory of Amsterdam and Ableton.

Courses and masterclasses cover three levels of the industry; Event, Artist and Music. The content of the courses varies from event organisation and music production to masterclasses in stage management and artist booking.

Teachers include DJ producers, event organisers, club managers and artist bookers who are currently topping the international dance industry.

In the lessons, students meet a wide range of guest speakers and professionals who pay a lot of attention to practical aspects of their work, like Duncan Stutterheim, Nicky Romero, Joris Voorn, Steve Rachmad and Secret Cinema.

Aside from industry knowledge, Our House Academy opens up an extensive network and possibilities to generate work experience, internships and jobs for the most talented participants – in addition to professionals and ambassadors.
Our House Academy Amsterdam | Our HQ

Vision on the Industry

We live in a digital age, with an overwhelming expanse of music, content and artists. The big question is, how will you stand out? We believe the following subjects are essential in artist career development:


• Quality music comes first, but equally fundamental are a great record collection and storytelling

• Knowledge of the history of House and the electronic music spectrum

• An artist profile that suits you well, to start building your fan base

• A career plan focusing on your network; bookers, labels, media contacts, club promoters and dj/producers in your field

To upgrade your knowledge, we’ve implemented these learning subjects in our courses, inspiring interviews and masterclasses. Our courses consist of inspiring video education and in-depth workbooks.

Once you’ve finished your course(s), our professionals can give you detailed feedback on various subjects like your music, artist profile, marketing and event concept.

Also, we can open our network, connecting you with our extended list of partners to find the right business match and opening in the industry.

Are you ready to start your career in electronic music and become the artist you could be? Sign up and start your journey now. Contact one of our coaches anytime, for tailor-made career advice.
Vision on the Industry

Developing Your Own Sound

The dance music economy is at an alltime high. Within the last 25 years, the DJ has become the pop star of the 21st century.

At the same time, the traditional divide between the DJ and the producer has diminished. Creating and performing your own music – live or in DJ-sets – is essential for a successful career as a Dance artist.

But whether you're performing at a sold-out stadium event, or do the warm-up session in the back room of a small club, one thing has remained the same: the chemistry between performer and audience.

When the artist can win over the audience with their sound, a magical synergy arises. When they fails, the evening ends in an anticlimax. How can you develop the sound that suits you? And how do you bring this sound across effectively to your audience?

Are you an entertainer and party starter? Or an educator that tells a story? What’s the angle of your productions? Analog or digital? Commercial or credible? Vinyl, laptop or hybrid? Underground or mainstream?

At our platform, we investigate all art forms, cultural influences, differences, history and innovation, and try to learn from each other.

A lack of creativity and creating new conceptual ideas is the most common problem artists and event creators face. Besides content, storytelling, marketing, sales and other subjects, our education platform focuses strongly on originality and the roots of our students.
Developing Your Own Sound

Our Method

Be aware that competition in the industry is fierce, and success depends on experience, skills, contacts, talent, determination and the most elusive factor of all: luck.

A successful career can be seen as an open-ended megamix of knowledge, networks and skills, interlocking in endless ways. Our courses are set up in such a way, that one topic overflows into the other.

We can’t stress the importance of collaboration and collective work enough. Your road is a multi-directional one, and you've got to learn to think eclectically and work flexibly.

There are many people from a range of disciplines who will be crucial in the final outcome of your upcoming album, track or event.

Even the most homespun endeavors and dreams must one day see a streak of daylight, and then you simply have to learn to negotiate with producers to PR agencies, understand contract(s), find an agent and fully understand your gear.

Knowing how to collaborate and understand the scope of your business allows for a huge amount of freedom.
Our Method

Practical Learning

The entire set up of intertwining courses is the e-learning equivalent of walking into a party, a record label, PR agency, or studio, and simply allowing yourself to learn, network, create and be part of the industry.

We act as a link between the physical dance floor culture and its digital manifestations, and you're invited to create your own take on it.

Chances are that your creative endeavor will land in a good place, because you’ve kept your audience, peers and clients at the heart of the process.
Practical Learning

Dance Music Heritage

We care about the past, present and future and the love of electronic music connects the courses.

We pick up the thread, pay homage and follow in the 4-to-the-floor-footsteps while lifting the curtain to fully reveal how everything works.

We can’t thank all dance music pioneers enough for the tremendous love they've brought through music. Our platform provides context to the music that means the world to you.

We continuously pay tribute to those who made it happen, acknowledging their imprint on the scene and its international roots.
Dance Music Heritage