14+ (a parent or guardian must also be on site for under 16, however they will not receive training)
The Fast-Track DJ Course is a more flexible and more focussed, but topic-wise a more slimmed-down alternative to the Complete DJ Course. It has a range of considerable pros and cons when pitted against the Complete DJ Course, read below for a detailed comparison.
If you want to develop to a professional level of DJing but can’t afford the commitment of the Complete DJ Course, are travelling from further away, or just want to focus on specific aspects of DJing, then we would recommend this course for you.
In a 1-2-1 environment you can direct your tutor questions at any time, and revisit any techniques you feel might need more practice, whilst skipping bits you don’t want to cover.
You’ll gain 3 months access to our DJ facilities (7 days a week access) from the date of your first lesson.
Compare the Fast DJ Course & Complete DJ Course
Your 5 x 4hr lessons are flexible, and can be taken in the morning, afternoon, evening, or weekends. They can be spread however you choose, we’d recommend 1 weekly. You’ll gain 7 days a week access to the DJ suites for 3 months to practice.
Digital DJing in Traktor Pro, music production in Logic, remixing in Ableton, and live-DJ remixing in Native Instruments Maschine are not topics covered by Mark, and would have to be studied as additional 1-2-1s with different School tutors
Better if…. you have certain areas you already know you want to specialise and focus on, ie: DJing vinyl, CDJ 3+4 deck mixing, DJing just on CDJs. Also beneficial if you are mixing a range of different musical genres ie. house and hip-hop.
Your Complete DJ Course is 6pm – 10pm on a fixed day each week, either Monday or Wednesday, or on a Saturday 2pm – 6pm. You’ll be taught in a group max of 10 students and will all take turns in lessons. You’ll gain access to the DJ suites for 4 months to practice.
A wider range of topics including the ones mentioned above (Traktor Pro, Ableton, Maschine) are covered. Being taught in a group also has benefits: it often sparks good, fresh discussions on a variety of topics that students get involved in.
Students on the Complete DJ Course will get to play at a live event at the end of their course, each bringing along friends and family to this. Depending on the event their set may be streamed live and high quality photos taken, which can prove really helpful in future promotion for the student, on their social networks.
Better if…. you’re a beginner who hasn’t decided on a certain DJing path yet, who wants to cover all the DJ industry has to offer. Particularly good if you understand the importance of music production in furthering DJs’ careers, which can be essential.
Some of the subjects covered
Keeping tracks in sync
Pitch correction & triggering
Timing, cues & visual references
Serato Scratch Live & Dicers
Traktor Pro & S4
Pioneer DDJ-T1 & Rekordbox
Digital Controller integration
- School of Electronic Music
- Bexley Chambers
- 1-3 Bexley Square
+44 (0) 1618334722