Advanced DJ Course

£249

Overview

The advanced DJ course polishes your skills, teaches you how to play on vinyl and prepares you to take the stage at your first DJ Gym 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 DJ Gym alumni and DJ at all the gigs we organise including Ministry of Sound, Egg LDN and the annual DJ Gym Ibiza Tour.

Requirements

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

1-2-1 Tuition

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

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.

Graduates Get Benefits

In partnership with LSA our graduates get gigs at numerous clubs including Ministry of Sound, 02 Academy and Egg LDN, regional events in Birmingham and Oxford and DJ opportunities at festivals including SW4, Arcadia and Elrow Town. Not to mention DJ gigs on our annual Ibiza tour and all benefits exclusive to DJ Gym and LSA. Graduates also receive LSA certification and join our growing community of DJs and producers.

Rated #1

DJ Gym has 100+ 5 star reviews, celebrity alumni and accolades from across the industry. Our tutors are practicing DJs with extensive experience in the music industry.

Accredited By LSA

DJ Gym is accredited by LSA, the UK's number 1 DJ & Music Production academy based in London.

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 on vinyl
  • How to touch and adjust the platter
  • Pitch-shifting on Vinyl and advanced tricks suited to your music style
  • How to plan your first live set

Equipment & Software

You'll start learning how to use the Technics or Pioneer turntables in addition to refining your skills on the Pioneer CDJs and DJM mixer. If you want to take it a bit further, you can also start learning how to use other bits of equipment we have in the studio or progress into the Elite DJ Course.

01

Your First Gig

Plan for your first gig with DJ Gym. Start by preparing your set on Rekordbox with your tutors advice and make sure you’re ready to set the dance floor on fire.

02

Advanced Testing

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

03

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.

04

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.

05

Advanced Testing

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

06

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.

07

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.

08

Gig Preparation

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

09

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 DJ Gym 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 DJ Gym Ibiza Tour.

1-2-1 Tuition

  • Choose Your Lesson Times
  • Choose Your Tutor
  • Availability 7 Days A Week

Save Money

  • Courses From Only £249
  • Discounts On DJ Equipment
  • Practice In The Studio

DJ Gigs

  • DJ At Ministry Of Sound
  • DJ On Our Ibiza Tour
  • Get Regular DJ Gigs

Certification

  • LSA Accredited Courses
  • Certificate Of Graduation
  • Join Our Community
Buster

DJ/Producer/Promoter

Marc Spence

DJ/Producer

Paul Dempsey

DJ/Producer

Craig Taylor-Pine

"I have just completed the full 3 part DJ course at DJ Gym. 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. Thanks again DJ Gym. Next I'll be taking the music production course."

Albana Abazi

"I think that DJ Gym 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 DJ Gym!"

Alisdair Randalls

"I've had two blocks of lessons with DJ Gym. 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 DJ Gym for any level of DJ, from beginner to experienced."

Richard Mundell

"I took the Advanced DJ course with DJ Gym. 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."

Jake Foley

"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 DJ Gym. 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!"

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