We love to teach people of all ages the art of DJ'ing. There is a plethora of information to learn about music and DJ'ing. We can assist in the learning process. We can teach in a group setting or individual sessions. Take a look at what is covered in our curriculum.
1) Song Structure - the different pieces of a song and how they fit together when DJ'ing.
2) How to Beatmatch - blending two songs together seamlessly.
3) DJ Equipment - How to set up and play with different equipment options.
4) The different types of sets a DJ is expected to play - The student will learn the most common sets they will need to play out in the field.
5) How to organize and play a set - We go through live exercises involving swapping in and out of from a previous DJ, preparing your sets (including programming) and recording each set for analysis. The student is taught how to mix using different mixers and controllers through real-life simulations.
6) Advanced Troubleshooting - Being able to use and troubleshoot different mixers, signal flow and sound while keeping the music going.
7) Advanced Mixing - Preparation and performance for the most common sets as well as best practices in how to handle requests.
8) Custom Edits - How to create custom edits of songs in your library to make them more DJ friendly by creating intro/outro versions.
9) All Vinyl Set - How to prepare and perform an all vinyl set. Based on the DJ's skill level, vinyl mixing lessons could also be a part of this portion of the class.
10) Modern day "crate-digging" - We review numerous strategies of digging for music in this modern age of discovering and curating music. I share strategies and work flow involved with consistently finding music and adding it to your library in the most productive way.
11) The Business of DJ'ing - We review contracts, business cards, social media strategy, website creation, and all other elements involved in successfully running a DJ business.
12) How to create mashups - We will teach the student how to create mashups that can be used while playing out at gigs or for personal listening.
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