Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New courses in music production and deejaying beginning in September 2023.

Find out all you need to know below.



Our tried and tested Intermediate Music Production course will take you from an aspiring producer, equipped with foundational knowledge and skills, into proudly making your own beats and tracks that captivate listeners.

Want to learn how to deejay? Look no further than SEMA to get the foundational skills you need to play your own fire sets!

Building upon the fundamentals, this course delves deeper into the intricacies of music production, providing you with the tools and techniques necessary to elevate your creative abilities.

Sign up to the Intermediate Music Production course!


  • Synthesis Techniques
  • Vocal Processing and Effects
  • Spatial Effects and Stereo Imaging
  • Creative Automation, Modulation and LFOs
  • Remixing and Mash-up Techniques
  • Mastering Techniques for Different Platforms 
  • Creative Arrangement of Vocal or Instrumental Tracks
  • Introduction to Max for Live
  • Creating Dynamic and Interactive Music with MIDI Controllers
  • Exploring Advanced Sampling Techniques and Instruments

Our DJ101 course teaches much more than DJ equipment, beatmatching, mixing, or using effects - it also covers the history of DJ culture, how to curate and organize your music, and how to get your mixes heard.

 Sign up to DJ101 now!


  • The History of Deejaying & DJ Culture
  • DJ Software
  • Selecta: Curation & Preparation
  • DJ Equipment
  • Vinyl & Crate Digging
  • Signal Flow, Recording & Soundcheck
  • Beatmatching & Mixing in Key
  • Using FX / Creative Transitions
  • Business, Branding & Getting Your Mixes Heard
  • The Political Economy of Music

Intermediate Music Production:

Wednesday, September 13th to Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Every week - Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Morning classes

Class time: 10 am - 2 pm


Santuri East Africa
The Mall (basement level), Westlands, Nairobi

Monday, September 11th to Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Every week - Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Afternoon classes

Class time: Mondays & Tuesdays: 1 pm - 5 pm
    Wednesdays: 3 pm - 7 pm


Santuri East Africa
The Mall (basement level), Westlands, Nairobi

Additional learnings:

Critically evaluating your work using Project Based Learning
Understanding the possibilities in production and deejaying with Santuri’s unlimited access to gear
Exploring the cultural and historical context of East-African and global electronic music
Developing a professional and respectful process in navigating the electronic music scene
An understanding of social sensitivities across the music industry

SEMA’s Approach

We believe that the best way to learn is by getting directly into the music production and deejaying process. You will have endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the magic of creating music and deejaying - SEMA will give you the tools, guidance and space to chart your own path to success. SEMA offers access to cutting-edge software and hardware from our global music technology partners including Ableton, Native Instruments, Shure, Elektron, ADAM Audio, and more. As a SEMA student, you will also have access to your own iMac workstation for the entirety of the course.

SEMA’s tutors are all artists in their own right, and are active in the East-African and global music landscape. We understand what you want to get out of the courses. SEMA utilizes Project Based Learning, an approach which inspires as much as it frees you from the traditional classroom environment.

Course Fees 


Enrollment fee: 10,000 KES
Tuition balance: 30,000 KES  

Total course fee: 40,000 KES


Enrollment fee: 10,000 KES
Tuition balance: 20,000 KES  

Total course fee: 30,000 KES

Enrollment will close one week before courses begin.

Ensure you settle your enrollment fee of 10,000 KES by then, and email the receipt to

If you need to get in touch with the SEMA Admissions Team, you can:
email (response time - 3 to 7 business days) or
call us on +254 768 226 199 (between 10am and 5pm every weekday)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 The final decision to grant admission to any applicant lies solely with the Santuri Electronic Music Academy.
SEMA reserves the right to refuse admission and enrollment to any applicant based on internal protocol, criteria and discretion.


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