Part Time Program

Meeting once per week we take you from complete beginner to professional DJ / Producer in one year’s time.

Part Time Program - $4,999.00
* 18-month Financing available at checkout:

The Part Time Program is designed for beginner students committed to becoming a working DJ Producer. The Program includes training in a variety of mixing, scratching, and music production techniques.

Curriculum consists of 8 Levels (details below). Part Time Program students meet once a week for an average completion time of 1 year. Class sizes are small and contribute to a collaborative setting. Students keep the same day and time throughout the program to keep scheduling conflicts to a minimum.

Enrollment in the program starts with taking Level 1. If you already have some experience, we are happy to evaluate you and recommend the correct Level for entry into the program. All students completing the program will graduate with certification and a plaque at graduation.

Student must be 18 or over to participate.

Financing is available through our partner Affirm, and frequently asked questions can be read here.

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* Registration will be for your first 6 week class: Level 1
- SEP 10 - OCT 15 -
Sundays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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- SEP 13 - OCT 18 -
Wednesdays
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Wednesdays
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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- OCT 28 - DEC 02 -
Saturdays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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- OCT 30 - DEC 04 -
Mondays
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Part Time Program: 8 levels to djing
LEVEL 1: INTRO TO DJING LEARN THE BASICS!

Level 1 is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to learn to DJ.  Our hands-on instruction will teach you the fundamentals of mixing, blending, and scratching. No matter your music tastes or commitment level, DJ 101 will teach you the fundamentals to get started on your journey. We provide all gear necessary for the class.

 You will learn:
• DJ history
• Basic music theory & song structure
• Ins & outs of equipment (turntables, mixers, speakers, etc.)
• Basic scratching & timing

Students must be 18 or over to participate.

LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE MIXING

Now that you have the fundamentals down from Level 1, it’s time to put those skills to work. Learn to mix seamlessly between all genres of music and gain a better understanding of when and how to utilize transitions.  At the end of the course, you will perform a 10-minute set that will showcase what you have learned. 

 You will learn:

  • Construct and perform a 10-minute mix with correct phrasing and solid manual beat matching

  • Understand Key Mixing and the Camelot system

  • Learning how to record your set within software

  • Understanding how to set cue points and why they are crucial

  • Creating playlists/crates and understanding file organization

LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE SCRATCHING

Set yourself apart from other DJs and showcase your creativity by incorporating various tricks and techniques into your live performance sets.  Level 3 will improve your timing and record control with intermediate Turntablism techniques, and teach you when & how to utilize scratch patterns in your live mixes. 

You will learn:
• Turntablism
• Mixing techniques
• Beatmatching & genre mixing

LEVEL 4: MUSIC PRODUCTION

This course helps students understand the technical and creative process involved using the comprehensive digital audio workstation Ableton Suite. By the end of the course, each student will have created at least one or more re-edits.

 You will learn:

  • Ableton Live Fundamentals
  • Beat Sampling and Usage
LEVEL 5: ADVANCED MIXING

This performance based class will develop your mixing skills through real world situations, group activities, and valuable peer and instructor feedback.  Level 4 mixing will teach you to augment your performances with advanced mixing tricks and song transitions, and how to properly utilize features and functions in Digital DJing software. 

 You will learn:

  • Advanced Serato Techniques
  • Create, record and produce music
  • Performing your music
LEVEL 6: REMIX - MASTERING PERFORMANCE MIXING

Personalize your production style in Level 6.  We’ll teach you to create sounds from the ground up – a great way to give your music a unique personality that stands out from the crowd.  You’ll also learn some of the basic mixing and mastering functions which can utilize Ableton 9 Live Suite’s internal effects processors to help give your final tracks the additional sheen you’ll want before presenting them to the world.

You will learn how to:

  • Publish and distribute your music
  • Advanced Ableton Live features
  • Voice your own style through DJing
LEVEL 7: THE DJ BUSINESS

Once you’ve developed the skills to play out as a DJ or make tracks as a producer, this session will teach you how to build a presence in the industry by creating a brand, releasing mixes and tracks regularly, and positioning yourself to meet your goals.

You will learn:

  • Lock down your DJ name and what kind of DJ you want to be
  • How to market yourself
  • The nuts and bolts of starting your own business
LEVEL 8 : PERFORMANCE MIXING

Level 8 prepares you for real life DJing. You will complete weekly assignments that simulate a live setting with all the trouble shooting and unexpected turns that happen when DJing for a live audience. Learn how to market yourself as a desirable artist. From communicating with the client, to executing the event including master of ceremony duties and appropriate music programming.

You will learn:

  • What to do in an equipment malfunction
  • How to improvise your mix
  • Reading the crowd and recovery mode 
NEW YORK INSTRUCTORS
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"Dirty Digits" - Dan Chaves
"Dirty Digits"
"DJayJung" - Jay Jung
"DJayJung"
"Vyle" - Albert Johnson
"Vyle"
"Dr. Unos & Dubs" - Ellison Robinson
"Dr. Unos & Dubs"
"Esquire" - John Chavies
"Esquire"
"Josh of Statik Link" - Josh Andres
"Josh of Statik Link"

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