Irelands Leading Independent DJ School

For 10 years RealSound.ie has offered DJ and music production training in Dublin. We offer professional training courses complete with a certificate of completion for successful students. Perfect for newcomers who are just starting out or for intermediate and experienced DJ’s looking to improve their skills. Our resident DJ’s will guide you through our certified courses in our Dublin studio.

We can also offer you a 40% discount on Ableton Live through our partnership with Ableton and on going support after the course is complete.

Our Tutors

Doug Cooney

Doug Cooney is the founder of Real Sound DJ Academy and RLSD Records and has 10 years of experience on the Dublin scene.

Doug Cooney

Hear some of Dougs tracks on Soundcloud

Dougs Soundcloud

Eoin Smith

Eoin Smith has an M.A. in sound and music production. He was recruited just this year as Real Sound's DJ Academy expanded.

Eoin Smith

Hear some of Eoins tracks on Soundcloud

Eoins Soundcloud

Barry Greaves

Barry has built up a great reputation in Dublin and has been a fantastic addition to the Real Sound Academy.

Barry Greaves

Hear some of Barrys tracks on Soundcloud

Barrys Soundcloud

Free gift when you sign up!

For every customer who signs up to one of our courses through the website. We will offer a free RealSound branded t-shirt. This is available for a limited time and you can see more details on any of our courses pages.

Discount on Abelton software!

Thanks to our close partnership with Abelton we can now offer all students a 40% discount on your Ableton software. Thats an incredible saving on a great software kit that no DJ should be without.

See what our past students say


  • Stephen O Neill (Audio Autopsy Records)

    As a past pupil of Real Sound Dublin I can’t recommend the course enough. Eoin and Doug covered everything needed to get up and running with Ableton and were always there to give a hand after the course if I was stuck. I came out fully satisfied with my ability and overall experience.

  • Andrew Johnston (Housework, Breakfast Club)

    The lads were a big help, from the obvious things like mixing records to the small but important aspects such as levels and connections. over the last year I have achieved more than I would have thought I could in 1 year considering I couldnt mix two tracks when I started the course.

  • Dave Redmond (Nightflight)

    Real Sound is a comfortable learning environment with excellent tutors. It’s always important to be able to ask questions openly and with Real Sound you can certainly do this. Its a fantasic idea that offers face to face education for a broad range of programs. Two thumbs up!

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