ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Our DJ program is a 12-week comprehensive course designed to provide students with a fundamental and holistic foundation of skills, along with knowledge upon which to build their craft as a modern DJ.
In addition to learning the core skills of mixing and creating a live DJ set, students will learn viable music business skills necessary to being a working DJ in today’s industry, including how to navigate and network in the Los Angeles music scene, getting booked, and branding.
Finally, students will learn advanced DJing techniques including making mash-ups and custom edits, harmonic mixing, recording demos, and adding live elements and custom controls to their performances. Our course is geared towards producers looking to expand their skills and take their music to the stage, as well as beginners looking to learn how to DJ for the first time, and finally for intermediate DJs looking to take their skills to the next level.
Our course is designed to give students the skills they need to take their passion to a professional level and provide them with tools to kill it on any night, on any system, at any party.
DJ01 – Introduction, DJ History and Culture
Learn the history of DJ culture from its inception to the modern era. Gain a crucial understanding and appreciation for DJ culture and learn valuable lessons from history’s greatest DJs.
DJ02 – Audio Foundations & Intro to Mixing
Learn the basics of working with audio and understanding signal flow as it pertains to DJ set-ups. Learn the basics of using and interfacing with DJ software and hardware. Understand the basics of music theory necessary for mixing.
DJ03 – Finding Your Sound & Developing Style
Compare and contrast different styles of DJing. Learn fundamental elements of different styles from Hip Hop to EDM. Learn and practice basic transitioning techniques. Learn how to cultivate your unique taste and grow your music library.
DJ04 – Intro To Performance & Crowd Psychology
Learn the basic tenants of delivering a live DJ performance. Learn how to prepare your set. Understand the basics of reading a crowd and reacting to the energy of your audience. Discuss common performance mistakes and how to avoid them.
DJ05 – Intermediate Mixing Techniques
Learn fundamental mixing concepts that the pros use in every set. Learn harmonic mixing, quick mixing, phrase mixing and how to mix using the EQs. Get an introduction to basic scratching techniques.
DJ06 – Critical Analysis and Day Of Show Preparation
Perform for the class and receive critical feedback on your mixing. Learn how to properly prepare for a real life gig and how to make your way through a show at any major club or venue. Test your new skills during the week 6 midterm, which entails a live-streamed performance from Beat Lab’s Live Room.
DJ07– Honing Your Sound and Adding Unique Flavor
Learn how to set yourself apart in an oversaturated DJ market. Learn how to blend different genres and styles to synthesize your own unique sound. Learn how to adapt your sound to different environments to be ready for any stage you might come across.
DJ08 – Demos, Mixtapes, and Recording
Learn how to record your DJ mixes for the best quality possible. Learn how to create and promote your own Mixtapes. Discuss making demos and how to leverage them to book more gigs. Learn how to live stream your DJ performances from home or the club.
DJ09 – The Business of DJing, Understanding Events
Learn how events work from a fundamental level. Understand the process of how DJs get booked and learn how to make that process work to your advantage. Learn how to throw your own parties like a pro.
DJ10 – The Business of DJing, Developing a Brand.
Learn how to develop a compelling DJ brand through industry standard techniques. Build your own electronic press kit. Learn insider tips and tricks for getting yourself seen and heard on search engines and social media.
DJ11 – Advanced Mixing and Live Performance
Learn advance mixing techniques and secrets the pros use. Learn the basics of DJing with Vinyl. Incorporate live elements into your DJ set including finger drumming, sequencing, live looping, instruments, vocals, and more.
DJ12 – Cultivating a Performance Mindset & Being Ready for the Big Stage
Learn practices and techniques to help cultivate a razor sharp performance mindset. Learn to shake off stage fright and preshow jitters. Learn practice techniques to keep your skills as sharp as possible between gigs.
All students give a final performance that will be live streamed across the Beat Lab social channels to an audience of thousands around the world.
DURATION 12 Weeks
ADMISSION $1,250 | Payment Plans Available
DATES February 28th, 2021
SCHEDULING Sundays 2:00-5:30PM PST
$1,250 | Payment Plans Available
February 28th, 2021
Sundays 2:00-5:30PM PST
BEAT LAB STUDENTS GET
This class is for beginner to intermediate DJ’s or anyone looking to taking their DJ skill set to the next level. Whether they are just starting out, or they are an experienced bedroom DJ looking to transition to the big stage, they will find the tools they need to reach the next level of creative and professional success.
You only need a laptop.
We can provide the software, headphones, speakers, decks/controller, and accessories while you are in school.
It is recommended to have a DJ controller at home.
If you are not sure on which DJ controller to get talk to us first.
As a Beat Lab student, you will also get exclusive discounts on DJ controllers and DJ software.