Dj Instructors


Luke Chan

With more than 15 years experience in the music industry, Luke provides a wealth of knowledge to all the students he works with. As one of the original founders of Lab Six and our head DJ Instructor, he has personally taught DJ’ing to well over 300 students since the school opened in 2013. Luke’s experience is matched only by his passion for helping students reach their goals and achieve success in DJ’ing. With a love and appreciation for a broad variety of music, he aims to make all lessons fun, interactive and personalised for every single student. Over the years, Luke has supported and played DJ sets alongside such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, What So Not, Wiley, Stormzy, Pusha T and Dillon Francis amongst countless others. 



Paulo Padernilla

Since joining the Lab Six team in February of 2017, Paulo (aka Midsole) has carefully passed down his years of knowledge and industry experience to his students engulfed in the world of DJ’ing. Studying in a fun, relaxed, and open learning environment is a top priority that Paulo stands behind and strongly believes this will help his students achieve their goals and thrive within the music industry.

Apart from Paulo’s passion for mixing a wide array of music, it was the art of turntablism that really enticed him into self-teaching himself to DJ in 2011. In a short period of time Paulo quickly made his mark in Perth’s DJ and music scene. His world-class technical abilities on the turntables lead him to win multiple DMC Scratch Championships back to back to back in 2012, 2013, and 2014. 

Paulo’s hard work and copious amounts of exposure in the scene allowed him to gain a multitude of nightclub residencies throughout Perth as well as support and DJ alongside international artists including A-Trak, Baauer, Grandtheft, A$AP Ferg, Lunice, and Mr. Carmack to name a few.

ableton instructors


jeremy smith

Lab Six Director Jeremy Smith (Palais) has amassed a wealth of knowledge during his last 10 years as a professional artist. Joining the likes of Duke Dumont, Paces, Kilter and PNAU on Australian label Etcetc Music, Jeremy has toured the country off the back of his iTunes Top 50 charting debut EP 'Apolis', resulting in millions of online plays, extensive radio airtime, and appearances on numerous Australian festival line ups, alongside the likes of Flume, What So Not, Alison Wonderland and Bag Raiders, to name a few. Jeremy works on production and audio engineering for a vast range of Australian artists, as well as soundtrack production for local, national and international clients, including Rusty International and The West Australian Opera. Jeremy is the head instructor of our Ableton Live Course, enabling students to learn from someone with a solid background in the music industry. His fun, relaxed teaching style, knack for explaining complicated concepts with ease, and impressive knowledge of all things music and technology, Jeremy has assisted countless students to far surpass their learning goals.

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Jayden healey

TWERL has really stepped up in the last year - with the widely successful release of his “Stay” EP and his massive RL Grime remix which was backed by big names such as Alison wonderland, Slander, Dj snake, Ekali and is even reposted still by the man himself, RL. His unique sound hasn’t just earned him respect in the dance world, triple j are also behind the young gun producer, with his mix up airing nationally at prime time in late January. 

Having played some massive festival and club spots nationally and internationally and even filling in for chance the rapper on main stage at Australia’s biggest NYE festival ‘Origin’, you can see why TWERL isn’t one to sleep on. 

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