Beginner DJ Course

£249

Overview

If you're a novice or a total beginner this is the course to kick start your DJ journey. No prior DJing or music knowledge required and you can learn with any genre of music.

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?

  • 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 & record your set
  • 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

Equipment & Software

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.

01

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.

02

Harmonic Mixing

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

03

Getting Started

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

04

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.

05

Seamless Mixing

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

06

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.

07

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.

08

Filters & FX

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

09

Prepare You First Recording

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

10

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.

11

Record Your First Mix

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

12

Course Report

Receive your course report with notes from your tutor.

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
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Patrycja Sokołowska

"I want to say huge thank you to the DJ Gym 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 Birmingham to take the next 2 courses. Thank you guys once again, you helped me a lot. See u soon xxx"

Joanna Hamer

"I’m so glad I went with DJ Gym to learn how to DJ. I was a complete beginner and knew nothing about it before starting so I was a little nervous. Paul 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 DJ Gym to friends!"

Victor Gonzalez

"I was a first time DJ and wanted to explore music. DJ Gym 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 DJ Gym."

Miguel Sousa

"During one week I took all of DJ Gym'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!"

Chris Mundy

"I had no DJ experience previous to doing the DJ Gym 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 Birmingham. 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."

Tom Surr

"DJ Gym is second to none for learning how to DJ. I've tried other courses elsewhere but DJ Gym 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!"

Nigel Evelyn-White

"DJ Gym are absolutely brilliant. Their attention to detail and passion to pass on knowledge is just what all aspiring DJs need. During my lessons at DJ Gym 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 DJ Gym staff, I was very impressed with their professionalism, prompt responses and attention to detail. DJ Gym is where you need to go if you want to learn from the best."

Bruna Pacheco

"I’m so glad that I went with DJ Gym 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 Birmingham as soon as I finished my beginner course. I will definitely be recommending DJ Gym to my friends!"

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