Beginner 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

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Overview

Whether you already dabble or are musically challenged, this course is the best place to start.

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 teaches the fundamental skills and theory you need to DJ in a club.

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 8pmce booked you can reschedule when needed.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to download and organise your music collection
  • How to use Rekordbox to prepare your playlists
  • How to mix harmonically
  • How to use the industry standard decks
  • How to beatmatch with the jog wheel
  • How to use the mixer and blend your tracks together with the EQs
  • All about phrasing, track structures and the timing of your mixes
  • How to use the colour FX
  • How to record your set

Requirements

No prior DJing or music knowledge required.

Equipment & Software

PioneerRekordboxMixed In Key

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

Lesson Plan

1

Preparing Your Set

Learn all about the different formats and how to download and organise your music library. Learn how to organise playlists in Rekordbox and set cue points.

Harmonic Mixing

Learn how to analyse the key of your tracks using Mixed In Key and how to plan and mix harmonically.

2

Getting Started

Learn about the industry standard Pioneer DJ decks and mixer. Get your hands on the controls and load your tracks.

3

Beatmatching

Get to grips with cueing up your record and beatmatching by ear. Use the Jog wheel, monitors and headphones to lock in the perfect mix.

4

Seamless Mixing

Learn how to blend your mix seamlessly with the channel faders and the EQs.

5

Phrasing

Learn all about the phrasing structure of your tracks and how they are produced to be mixed together. Practice mixing your tracks on the phrase.

6

Impact Mixing

Learn how to create more impactful mixes using your EQ’s alongside your musical phrasing. Broaden your mixing abilities and be able to mix quicker, with more accuracy.

7

Filters & FX

Learn how to use the Filter and other Color FX to make your transitions even smoother.

8

Prepare You First Recording

Prepare your playlist on Rekordbox for your first recording while making use of the advanced functions of the program.

9

Improve Your Mix

Recap your previous lessons and improve on your basics with more in-depth mentorship and one-to-one mixing with your tutor.

10

Record Your First Mix

Learn how to plan and record your first mix with your tutor by your side.

11

Course Report

Receive your course report with notes from your tutor.

12

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’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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