Beginner DJ

Only £329
  • 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 Camden or Hoxton

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Overview

This course is for Beginner DJs. There are four 2-hour lessons in the Beginner DJ Course and you can choose your own times. Lessons are available seven days a week at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm!

The Beginner DJ Course teaches you all the fundamental theory and skills on the industry standard Pioneer DJ equipment and software. All the classes are taught one-to-one so you can learn with your own style of music at your own speed.

To book the course, click the 'Buy My Lessons' button and the website will allow you to schedule, and reschedule your own lessons!

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 300+ 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?

  • 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.

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