Advanced DJ

Accelerated Course
  • £289 (effectively £36/hour)
  • London's Top DJ School
  • Graduate in 4 lessons
    (2-hours each)
  • 1-to-1 expert tuition
  • Lessons available every day
  • Come learn from our studios in Soho, Camden or Hoxton

Overview

The advanced DJ course polishes your skills, teaches you vinyl and prepares you to take the stage at your first LSA 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.

Learn In Person

Lessons are all taught one-on-one from our London studios. You'll never be in a group, and you can learn at your own pace, with your favourite genre.

Taught By The Pros

As a team of seasoned professionals and international artists, we've worked tirelessly to craft a course that quickly elevates your craft and prepares you for your first gig set up by LSA .

Rated #1

London Sound Academy has 260+ 5 star reviews, celebrity alumni and accolades from across the industry.

Flexible Scheduling

There are four two-hour lessons that you can book any day of the week at any of our studios. All equipment is provided and lesson times are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 8pm. Once booked you can reschedule when needed.

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.

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

Tutors

You'll be taught 1-to-1 by international artists and professionals that are some of the best instructors in London. A full list can be found on our tutors page.

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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