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Weekend Crash Course

A two-day intensive course to start your DJ career

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Everything you need to know to start your DJ career in a single intensive weekend of learning and practice.

This course is only available in the Summer

Course Level

This course is meant for beginners, you don't need to own any DJ equipment yet - in fact, we will help you figure out which set up is best for you.

Course content

Working with very small classes we can adapt and customise the course in a number of ways, so whether you are in to grime, EDM, techno, etc, we can show you techniques that match your interest.

The topics covered in every course are:

  • Equipment Set up
  • Equipment and Functions
  • What to buy? Pioneer CDJs versus controllers
  • Proper Beat Matching
  • Bars, Beats, and Phrasing
  • Tempo and BPM
  • Pitch Matching
  • Mixing with Headphones
  • Mixing in Phrase
  • How to use Internal EFX in the Mix
  • Knowing your Music
  • Understanding Record Box
  • Matching Sound Levels
  • Mix Points
  • EQ settings
  • EQ in the Mix
  • The Mix Sequence
  • Working with Faders and Crossfader
  • 1-2-1 Tutor Feedback and Advice

Teachers, not lecturers

We are all musicians, DJs, producers, we like to teach and share their passion (and the tricks we have learnt over the years) with like-minded individuals.

We are not interested in lecturing people and following rule-books, we are here to teach and learn from each other, and help you find your sound along the way.

And with classes limited to only 6 participants you are guaranteed to receive the attention you deserve for the duration of the course.


  • This course has given me the skills I needed to see my productions through from beginning to end.

    Aaron J Pillette

  • It's like I never really understood what to do with effects. Everything makes sense now.

    Michel Radzi

  • It's amazing when you're shown the way... It's not really about the fancy toys, it changes how you listen to sound.

    Shaun Gordon

  • I thought I knew what EQ does and how to use it… I was wrong. I’d recommend this course to anyone.

    Lucia Keller

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course name DJ 101 Weekend
dates and fees
important course fees vary according to demand and will increase as you get near the start date of a class
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Course Details

code SB-DJ1
name DJ 101 Weekend
duration two days
frequency Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
level beginner

Frequently Asked

Is there a minimum age for this course?
Yes, 15 years old.

Do you provide accommodation for students?
No, we recommend you search online for the best deals.
See below for the location of this particular course and use Google Maps to check for travel distance and times.

Will I get a Certificate at the end?
Yes, you will get a Certificate of Completion.

How to Apply

Contact our office to get more details and reserve a place on the next course.

We will ask you a few questions to make sure that this is the right choice for you, or suggest alternative options.

In partnership with:
Subbass Academy of Electronic Music

This course is delivered in partnership with Subbass Academy of Education with additional content by London School of Sound.

Course Location

All lectures take place in the facilities located at 1st Floor, 10 Royal Street, London, SE1 7LL (approximately 10 minutes from Waterloo station)