£289.00

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What Will I Learn?

  • Advanced knowledge of Rekordbox
  • Advanced deck set up
  • How to pitch-shift (find the tempo and beatmatch by ear alone)
  • Pitch-shifting on CDJs
  • All about the Technic 1210 turntables
  • How to cue your records on vinyl
  • How to touch and adjust the platter
  • Pitch-shifting on Vinyl
  • Advanced tricks and FX suited to your music style
  • How to plan your first live set

Requirements

An in depth understanding of the content in our Beginner and Intermediate DJ courses.

Course Overview

The advanced DJ course polishes your skills, teaches you vinyl and prepares you to take the stage at your first DJ gig. After taking the course, you'll have the confidence to beat match on any equipment, even vinyl, and perform like a pro in front of an audience. You'll then be ready to join the LSA alumni and DJ at all the gigs we organise including Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN and the annual LSA Ibiza Tour.

Equipment & Software

PioneerRekordboxMixed In KeyAllen & HeathTechnics

You'll start learning how to use the Technics Turntables in addition to refining your skills on the Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus and DJM mixer. If you want to take it a bit further, you can also start learning how to use Allen & Heath mixers, the new Pioneer DJS 1000, Korg or Acai controllers. There's also a dedicated course if you want to learn turntablism with one of our our scratching specialists.

Lesson Plan

1

Your First Gig

Plan for your first gig with LSA. Start by preparing your set on Rekordbox with your tutors advice. Make sure you’re ready for DJ set the dancefloor on fire.

Advanced Testing

Ace the setup test and impress your tutor with all your skills you need to make a flawless transition in the club.

2

Advanced Beat Matching Challenge

Learn all about the theory of pitch shifting and how to beatmatch by ear with no tempo displayed on the screen.

3

Learn To DJ On Vinyl

Learn all about the famous Technic 1210 turntables, how to set them up and how to cue your records and mix them in.

4

Advanced Testing

Ace the setup test and impress your tutor with all your skills you need to make a flawless transition in the club.

5

Pitch Shifting Practical CDJ

Recap your pitch shifting skills and improve on your accuracy. Build up your speed until you can mix between multiple tracks with no BPM displayed.

6

Pitch Shifting Practice Vinyl

Learn how to apply your pitch shifting skills to your vinyl mixing. Build up your speed until you can mix between multiple records by ear.

7

Gig Preparation

Continue to work on your set list for your first LSA gig while your tutor coaches you with back to back mixing.

8

Advanced Testing

Ace the setup test and impress your tutor with all your skills you need to make a flawless transition in the club.

9

Pitch Shifting Practice

Practice mixing your set with no screen or technical aides making sure you can mix confidently by ear.

10

Multideck Mixing

Accept the challenge and mix with CDJs and Vinyl together, see if you can mix three or even four tracks at the same time!

11

Gig Preparation

Continue to work on your set list for your first LSA gig while your tutor coaches you with back to back mixing.

12

Final Tests

Make sure you are club ready while your tutor shows you all the most common pitfalls that can happen to newbie DJs during a live gig.

13

Gig Preparation

Continue to work on your set list for your first LSA gig. You may even record the mix if you have time.

14

Final Checks

Go through you course checklist with your tutor, fill in any gaps and receive your course report. Your certificate will then automatically be issued.

15

Join The Family

Join the LSA Alumni Facebook Group and apply to all the DJ gigs we organise at various venues including, Ministry of Sound, Edd LDN, 02 Academy Brixton and more including the annual LSA Ibiza Tour.

16

Student Testimonials

"I recently finished my advanced DJ course a few weeks back and cannot recommend it enough. The support and tips I received on improving my DJ technique were amazing. My tutor really made the whole course enjoyable for me and I loved every minute! Thanks to LSA. I can't wait to get out there and share my music in the clubs! Thanks again for all the help, highly recommend taking this course!"

Jake Foley

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"I took the Advanced DJ course with LSA. The tutors were fantastic and quick to assess the stuff I already knew. The techniques they taught me for beat matching on vinyl turned something which was foreign to me to something I could start getting on top of (and it has really refined my CDJ beat matching where previously I was very reliant on BPM counters). Initially I was skeptical about what I'd get from the course, but having done it I can't recommend this course highly enough."

Richard Mundell

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"I've had two blocks of lessons with London Sound Academy. On both occasions I have come away with a wealth of knowledge, skills to make me a better DJ & have had a good laugh with the tutors. I also took part in their Ibiza tour doing gigs across the island and saw so many people fulfil there dreams. I would highly recommend LSA for any level of DJ, from beginner to experienced."

Alisdair Randalls

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"I think that London Sound Academy is a great place for aspiring DJs/producers to learn the basics in their field and progress. I did the DJ course as I already produce my own stuff. Although, there is always room for improvement so I am considering the production course...
My tutors were all very skilled in their fields, great teachers and super likeable! I totally recommend LSA!"

Albana Abazi

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"I have just completed the full 3 part DJ course at London Sound Academy. It was a wonderful experience, the instructors have been patient are very knowledgable (as they are real DJs and producers) and I learnt a lot from them including cross genre mixing and understanding how to mix by ear. Looking forward to playing live with these guys at Egg & Ministry and p.s. they have a radio station called LSA Live that I currently hold a monthly show for. Thanks again LSA. Next I'll be taking the music production course."

Craig Taylor-Pine

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Our Expert Tutors

LSA Hoxton

Erin

Komati

Erin is one of our most experienced tutors having worked in the music industry for over 15 years and having played at major festivals around the world. When he's not in the LSA studios, he's touring as a DJ/Producer and has released tracks on labels such as Saved Records, Kinetika, Bad Life and Balkan Recordings. Catch him in his fully analogue studio producing or on the decks at Fire.

Support from: Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, AME, Skream, Laurent Garnier, Dusky, Shadow Child, Tim Green & more.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Ableton, Traktor & Vinyl

Ben S

S.M.I.T.H

Ben's a passionate teacher with a wealth of DJing and production experience gathered whilst touring across the UK & Europe. During his DJ sets, he often plays his own tracks and edits guaranteeing an original experience for the listener. He's released three EPs with big label deals on the horizion. Catch him at Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN, Lightbox, Fire and We Are FSTVL.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Traktor & Vinyl

Harry

Harry Clarke

Harry is a producer, DJ and music lover. He's been a prolithic producer from a young age and his first single release was at the age of sixteen. It gained support from legends such as Annie Nightingale, Roger Sanchez and Andi Durrant. After that came tracks that garnered air time on platforms such as Radio 1 and Capital FM along with reviews in the likes of Mixmag and DJ Mag.

After studying at many of the UK's best music colleges Harry started work on many projects that included songwriting, producing, engineering and mastering with many famous clients. He's also composed to moving image, working with companies such as STA Travel and Oreo to create soundscapes that bring their visual ideas to life. All of this experience has enabled him to work with others to help them discover the very best sound for their music. 

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses
Genres: All
Specialities: House, Techno, Dance, Melodic & Songwriting

Phil

Phil Asher

Phil is one of LSA’s most experienced DJ and Producers. Over the past 25 years he’s played at "The Room” & Club Yellow (Tokyo), the Velvet Room at Club Zouk (Singapore) and Panorama Bar in Berghain (Berlin). He’s also played alongside Ron Trent at
Giant Steps (New York) and Masters at Work in the main room of Ministry of
Sound (London). Phil was recently featured on Boiler Room with Kerri Chandler
for his Madhouse label event. He’s a truly legendary DJ.

Apart from rocking dance floors across the world Phil has remixed Earth Wind and Fire, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jamiroquai, Sia, Osunlade, and Peven Everett to name a few. He’s produced music for Marlena Shaw, Vanessa Freeman, Shea Soul, Zansika, Sandra Nkake, Nathan Haines, Rich Medina and many more.

Teaches: All DJ and Logic Production Courses
Specialities: Vinyl, CDJs & Logic Production

LSA Soho

Ben P

Lone Drum

Ben has been DJing since he was 15. His love of Hip Hop, Scratching and all thing Battle DJing landed him a residency at Throwdown, a breakdancing night in Brixton at Plan B. Later, he started to dabble with music production where he manipulated breaks, old funk and soul records that he found in record stores which he later used to make his own tracks and eventually get out his first release on Colony Productions. His descent into the Glitch Hop scene has led to a collaboration with Kursa, and later on teaming up with Osmetic to form the group K.L.O. Since then he's had gigs all over the USA.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Hip Hop, Experimental, Urban, Serato, Traktor & Vinyl

Kieran

James Wilson

Kieran's an established international DJ with his own house and techno label, Route 1 Audio, that has multiple digital releases. He's a favourite with many of our students. He started by perfecting his craft at some of London’s biggest pirate stations hosting radio slots from the age of 16. He's performed on Heat Fm, Subjam, Pulse LDN, Rinse Fm, Hoxton FM and our own LSA Live. He DJs regularly at many of London's biggest clubs including Ministry of Sound, Egg and Scala.

Teaches: All DJ courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, House, Techno, Serato, Traktor & Vinyl

Olmo

Allmoe

Olmo teaches our DJ courses as well as our specialist turntablism course where students can learn to scratch and beat-juggle like a DMC Pro! Early on in his career, he honed his skills and knowledge of Reggae and Hip Hop with other DJs and rappers. More recently he's been caught indulging in a new found love of Techno at Ministry of Sound, Egg and Fire here in London.

Teaches: All DJ courses & Turntablism (Scratching) course
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggae, House, Techno, Serato & Vinyl

Samantha

Samantha Togni

Sam is an established international DJ and producer from Italy based here in East London where she has set the music and fashion world alight with her DJ skills. Recently, her skills saw her headline in Europe and Tokyo at the Radio Kiki festival. Thanks to her international notoriety, she has also played alongside Marshmello, Slushii, Flux Pavillion, Camelphat, Danny Howard and more at many of the world's most celebrated nightclubs including 02 Academy Brixton, Ministry of Sound, Goa, Club Haus, EGG and XOYO.

Because of her talent, she was signed by three booking agents in her first year of DJing, worked for big brands like Nike, Juicy Couture, Dr Martens, Urban Outfitters, MAC, Selfridges and Karl Lagerfeld as well as getting voted as the #175 best female DJ in the world by DJanemag.com.

Beyond DJing, she released her first single in 2016 called "Queen Nemesis" on Doner Music and has so far received support from Red Bull, Adidas Originals, the 405 and Wonderland Magazine.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Trap Music, Bass, Traktor & Vinyl

LSA Camden

Ben S

S.M.I.T.H

Ben's a passionate teacher with a wealth of DJing and production experience gathered whilst touring across the UK & Europe. During his DJ sets, he often plays his own tracks and edits guaranteeing an original experience for the listener. He's released three EPs with big label deals on the horizion. Catch him at Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN, Lightbox, Fire and We Are FSTVL.

Teaches: All DJ & music production courses 
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, House, Techno, Logic, Traktor & Vinyl

Noah

Noah Priddle

Noah is one of our most popular tutors because of his welcoming attitude. His genre-hopping sets are well known in the industry and he’s forged a reputation for digging deep for unfamiliar but brilliant tracks. His skill has led him to DJ at some of the worlds largest events including Exit Festival, Boomtown, NAS and Bestival. Catch him locally at Ministry of Sound, The Coronet and at Alexandra Palace.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Reggae,
Hip-Hop, World Music, Experimental, Traktor, Serato & Vinyl

Ollie

Ollie Rant

Ollie has been a fixture on the london clubbing scene for the last 10 years and has garnered a hole host of accolades along the way. He's an alumni of Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, has original releases on Kerri chandler affiliated label King Street Sound / Real Nice, and hosts monthly radio shows on Radar Radio and Balamii. His extensive record collection represents his eclectic taste, but, his speciality in tutoring lies in house, hip-hop, grime and garage.

Teaches: All DJ courses
Genres: All
Specialties: Dance Music, Hip Hop, RnB, House, Garage, Serato & Vinyl