Intermediate DJ

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

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Overview

The intermediate DJ course is designed to improve and build your confidence. You'll get dedicated attention from your tutor on all aspects of DJing.

In this course, you’ll take your beginner skills to the next level and learn all the tricks and special transitions relevant to your genre of music.

As a more creative DJ with knowledge of the advanced effects and functions you'll stand out as an artist.

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 builds on your fundamentals.

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 use of Rekordbox for preparing playlists
  • How to set up your decks
  • How to switch between DJs at gigs and how to mix into other genres
  • How to use the Beat FX
  • How to use the Hot Cue functions
  • How to use the Vinyl mode functions
  • how to use Acapella
  • About specialist mixing techniques suited to your genre like cutting

Requirements

A firm grasp of the fundamentals outlined in our Beginner DJ course.

Equipment & Software

PioneerRekordboxMixed In Key

You'll continue 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

Advanced Rekordbox

Learn how to use all the advanced features of Rekordbox including the Hot Cues and Loops. You’ll also be shown how to fix difficult beatgrids.

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. Recap your previous module and make sure you’ve ticked everything off.

2

Beat FX

Learn how to use all the Beat FX, the best ways to use them with your chosen style of music and how to use them to make mix transitions even smoother.

3

Loops & Loop Rolls

Learn how to create loops and perform various loop tricks in the mix.

4

Vinyl Mode

Learn how to use Vinyl mode on the CDJ so you can make use of the platter while performing some dramatic tricks.

5

How It Works In A Club

Learn how to transition between DJ’s in a club, how to mix into their music and how to avoid all the common problems you may encounter when playing out.

6

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating the Beat FX, Loops and Vinyl Mode.

7

Cut Like A Pro

Learn how to add some theatre to your movements and how to cut like a pro. We’ll teach you all the common cutting routines and focus on those suitable for your genre of music.

8

Advanced Cutting

We’ll show you how to spice up your more complicated mix routines with the FX, combing your cuts with FX like Echo and Reverb for an even more attention grabbing mix.

9

Switch Between DJs

We’ll now test you on your ability to deal with common issues when switching between DJs in a club including using the linked USBs, different genres of music and the general settings of your equipment.

10

Setup, Warmup & Recap

Be tested on setting up your decks and mixer and complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating your new cutting skills into the mix.

11

Hot Cues

Learn how to use the Hot Cues for various mix tricks including skipping from one part of the song to the next and drumming in a new rhythm.

12

Acapella Mixing

Learn how to use Acapella in your mix, integrating a whole vocal or just chopping it up into smaller samples with the Hot Cues.

13

Know Your Decks Inside Out

Go through every single button and function of the CDJs and Mixer with your tutor. We’ll make sure that you know everything!

14

Switch Between DJs

We’ll now test you again on your ability to deal with common issues when switching between DJs in a club including using the linked USBs, different genres of music and the general settings of your equipment.

15

Warmup & Coaching

Complete your warm up exercises. We’ll continue to coach you while incorporating your new Hot Cue and Acappella skills into the mix.

16

Recording A Creative Mix

Record your mix to showcase all your new skills and then go through a final report with your tutor to see what areas you may need to improve on and which areas you excel at.

17

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

"Completing the beginner, intermediate and advanced DJ course at LSA was one of the best decisions l have ever made and l wish i'd done it years ago. The tutors are great and thankfully very patient! Thanks to LSA, l have been able to play in some of London's biggest clubs and on the famous Pukka Up Boat Party in Ibiza! I have met great people through LSA and some friends for life. Get involved!"

Joanna Poole

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"I'm currently finishing off the intermediate DJ course and soon onto the advanced! Lessons are super easy to arrange, and the lessons really push you to achieve your best! From having very little experience, my tutors were able to help me grow and understand the techniques and the skills required to become a great DJ. Highly recommend for anyone at all! No experience needed just bring your passion for music."

Naen Chidchob

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"I found out about LSA via a friend and I'm really glad I did. I started with the Beginner DJ course with Gabriel when I had no previous experience. I had tried to learn by myself (online etc.) but taking the course was a great move. I'm completing the Intermediate course now and I'll definitely do the Advanced. I feel I learnt a lot in the most efficient way possible and feel more confident at every new session. The equipment used is top, the lessons fun and very productive. LSA gives you a great opportunity and tips to develop yourself and start to build a DJing career!"

Micol Treichler

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"Best DJ academy ever! I was a long time bedroom DJ and thought I knew most things, but when I came to London Sound Academy about one year ago...the school took my skills as a DJ to the next level! Thanks to all my tutors and the biggest thanks to LSA's father Buster Bennett! He makes DJs dreams become real! London Sound Academy was one of the best experiences of my life. I'm proud to be an LSA alumni!"

Martynas Tamos

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"Starting as a complete beginner with zero knowledge about DJing, London Sound Academy have taught me more than I could have ever imagined. A huge thank you to LSA's tutors who are incredibly skilled and talented. They will structure classes tailored to you as an individual and give you the guidance you need to perfect your DJing skills. You’ll be amazed how much you learn in just a few hours. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has an interest and passion for music. I can’t wait to begin the production lessons. Thanks so much to everyone at LSA"

Cassandra Jane

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