Group Beginner DJ

Only £360 (£30/hour)
  • London's Top DJ School
  • Accredited Course
  • Arts Award qualification
  • Only six students per class
  • Six two-hour sessions
  • Guided homework
  • Discounts on DJ equipment

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Overview

The perfect course for aspiring DJs who want to add to their CV with an official qualification accredited by Trinity Music College.

This course is suitable for children ages 11-14 who are total beginner or novice DJs. No musical background is required to join the course. Set over six two-hour lessons the student will learn how to prepare their music and DJ using cutting edge industry standard equipment. On completion they will gain the Arts Award Explore certification.

If you're looking for 1-2-1 beginner lessons for children aged 11-14 rather than group lessons click here.

Delivering 21st Century Skills

  • Team Work
  • Research & Analysis
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Computer Skills
  • Technological Dexterity
  • Creativity

Taught By The Pros

As a team of seasoned professionals and international artists, we've worked tirelessly to craft a course that quickly teaches the fundamental skills and theory you need to become a top DJ

Rated #1

London Sound Academy has 300+ 5 star reviews, celebrity alumni and accolades from across the industry.

Equipment & Software

PioneerRekordbox

You'll learn on industry standard DJ equipment including the Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus and DJM mixer set up used in the majority of clubs alongside Rekordbox.

Multiple Start Dates

Students have the choice of starting their group course on the following start dates:

Summer Term 1
Start Date: Saturday 27th April - 10am-12pm
Saturday 4th May - 10am-12pm
Saturday 11th May - 10am-12pm
Saturday 18th May - 10am-12pm
Saturday 25th May - 10am-12pm
End Date: Saturday 1st June - 10am-12pm

Summer Term 2
Start Date: Saturday 8th June - 10am-12pm
Saturday 15th June - 10am-12pm
Saturday 22nd June - 10am-12pm
Saturday 29th June - 10am-12pm
Saturday 6th July - 10am-12pm
End Date: Saturday 13th July - 10am-12pm

Lesson Plan

1

Lesson One

Hit the ground running with an introduction on preparing playlists and tutorials on how to use the basic functions of the decks.

Lesson Two

After an assessment of the homework task the students will learn how to use Rekordbox in more depth. In this session they will delve into harmonic mixing theory, musical phrasing and better mixing techniques.

2

Lesson Three

Homework will be assessed and then the students will move onto learning how the decks work in more depth. They will learn how to set up the equipment and how to manage the various settings. Mixing will now become more natural and their confidence will grow.

3

Lesson Four

It's now time to get more creative with the mix using advanced features like looping and FX.

4

Lesson Five

With their mixing skills now on point they will be shown how to create more complex transitions on harder tracks and how to create their own mash-up.

5

Lessons Six

All homework submissions are due and projects will be completed ready for marking. Student are now able to confidently prepare sets harmonically using Rekordbox and perform a complex DJ set on industry standard equipment.

6

Tutors

You'll be taught by international artists and professionals that are some of the best instructors in London. A full list of our tutors can be found on our tutors page.

FAQ

Q: Does my child need any musical background to enrol?
A: There are no requirements for joining this course.

Q: My child has special needs, can you accommodate for them?
A: If your child has special needs please contact us for the best course.

Q: My child does not fall into this age group, can they still join in?
A: If your child does not fall into this age group you can enrol on our 1-2-1 DJ course.

Q: My child can't attend all of the six lessons, will they still pass?
A: Yes, there is room within the course to skip a lesson or two but please inform us if a child can't attend for any reason.

Q: Does my child need to bring anything or have DJ equipment to enrol on the course?
A: No, your child doesn't need to bring anything to the course and they do not need DJ equipment of their own.

Q: Can we book additional 1-2-1 time with the tutor?
A: Yes, if you need to you can book 1-2-1 sessions with the tutor. Contact us for more information.

Q: Is there parking at the studio?
A: Yes there is parking available free of charge directly outside the studio.

Q: Do I need to supervise our child?
A: No, you don't need to join the class but you are welcome to stay if you prefer. All our tutors are fully DBS checked, follow child protection guidelines and are trained in teaching children.

Student Testimonials

"I’m so glad that I went with LSA to learn how to DJ, I was a complete beginner and knew nothing about it before starting so I was a little nervous. Great tutors, we always had a laugh and I felt totally relaxed in the lessons. I booked my intermediate course in Camden as soon as I finished my beginner course. I will definitely be recommending LSA to my friends!"

Bruna Pacheco

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"LSA are absolutely brilliant. Their attention to detail and passion to pass on knowledge is just what all aspiring DJs need. During my lessons at LSA I had as much time as I needed to get to grips with all the controls before moving on to more complex things, like planning sets to ensure that all details would be perfect. As for LSA staff, I was very impressed with their professionalism, prompt responses and attention to detail. LSA is where you need to go if you want to learn from the best."

Nigel Evelyn-White

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"London Sound Academy is second to none for learning how to DJ. I've tried other courses elsewhere but LSA is the only one I'd recommend. I've just completed all 3 DJ courses and have gone from being a total novice to feeling completely confident as a DJ. The one-to-one tuition by enthusiastic, friendly and professional DJ tutors makes the whole learning experience easy and enjoyable!"

Tom Surr

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"I had no DJ experience previous to doing the LSA course and I was a bit apprehensive before starting. I've just finished the intermediate course and I really enjoyed it. All my lessons were with tutors in Camden. They were great and put me at ease from the outset teaching in an engaging and hands on way. The kit you learn on is professional grade and they cater for a wide variety of genres. I'd totally recommend it."

Chris Mundy

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"During one week I took all of LSA's courses, and I must say I'm very happy with the final result. I learnt so much about DJing and Music Production! I definitely recommend both courses. Ben was one of my tutors, and without any doubt was one of the best, for the knowledge he shared, motivation shown during all lessons and the availability to listen to what the student really wants to achieve!"

Miguel Sousa

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"I was a first time DJ and wanted to explore music. LSA provided me with the tools I needed to hit the decks in future. The teaching quality is good, friendly and very pleasant. Also, having the choice of visiting different studio locations with different tutors is phenomenal. The prices are extremely fair and the equipment they use to teach on is cutting edge. I'd highly recommend LSA."

Victor Gonzalez

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"I’m so glad I went with LSA to learn how to DJ. I was a complete beginner and knew nothing about it before starting so I was a little nervous. Noah is a great tutor, we always have a laugh and he makes you feel relaxed in the lessons. I booked my intermediate course with him as soon as I finished my beginner course. I will definitely be recommending LSA to friends!"

Joanna Hamer

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"I want to say huge thank you to the LSA tutors! I came from Poland and it was totally worth coming. It was really helpful, full of knowledge and an amazing experience. I took only a basic course, but I'll be back in London to take the next 2 courses. Thank you guys once again, you helped me a lot. See u soon xxx"

Patrycja Sokołowska

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