DJ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


INTRO TO DJING (adults) - $200

This 3 week course covers the following topics through classroom lectures and hands-on labs facilitated by WeJam Certified Coaches:  

Course Overview

  • DJ History
  • DJ & Sound Engineering Terminologies & Concepts
  • DJ Hardware Overview & Lab (1200 Turntables, CD Players, DJ controllers)
  • DJ Software Overview & Lab (Deep Dive w/ Serato DJ)
  • 4/8 Count & Cue Points
  • Equipment Setup, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Beat Matching/Blending, BPM, Scratching, Looping & EFX
  • The Business of DJing

Participants do not have to own DJ equipment to attend this course as a DJ controller and laptop will be provided.

CLICK HERE for a list of great starter controllers from Numark

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a sound understanding of audio/DJ terminologies, basic beat matching, cuing, scratching, equipment set up & troubleshooting.  

Participants will also receive a WeJam Certificate of Completion, a WeJam DJ Academy membership card good for discounts at any of our local sponsors, a flash drive of music to start a digital database and will be added to the WeJam DJ database which will allow them to bid on paying gigs that request WeJam DJ services.  


intro to djing for youth (Homewood, IL) - $200

This 4 week course covers the following topics through classroom lectures and hands-on labs facilitated by WeJam Certified Coaches:  

Course Overview

  • DJ History
  • DJ & Sound Engineering Terminologies & Concepts
  • DJ Hardware Overview & Lab (1200 Turntables, CD Players, DJ controllers)
  • DJ Software Overview (Serato DJ Intro)
  • 4/8 Count & Cue Points
  • Equipment Setup, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Beat Matching/Blending, BPM, Scratching, Looping & EFX
  • STEM Alignment (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math)
  • DJ Recital Showcase upon completion

Participants do not have to own DJ equipment to attend this course, but are welcome to bring their own.  DJ controllers will be provided.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to connect to the controller.

CLICK HERE for a list of great starter controllers from Numark

Participants will also receive a WeJam Certificate of Completion, a WeJam DJ Academy membership card good for discounts at any of our local sponsors, a flash drive of music to start a digital database and will be added to the WeJam DJ database which will allow them to bid on paying gigs that request WeJam DJ services.  


Speed mixing & scratching w/ DJ Wyldchyld - $65

This 2 day class will teach participants how to effectively "speed" mix and scratch using Serato DJ. A basic understanding of Serato DJ is highly recommended, but not required as a prerequisite for this class. Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how to set Cue Points & Loops in Serato DJ
  • Understand how to utilize "Instant Doubles" in Serato DJ for single deck or Turntables
  • Learn how to create song Mash Ups with instrumentals and accapellas
  • Learn the best techniques for organizing your music library
  • Learn various scratching techniques
  • Gain a sound understanding of the 4/8 count
  • Learn how to integrate DJ samples, loops and audio transitions
  • Improve accuracy and precision when blending, scratching and mash-ups

Participants should bring in their own DJ equipment for this class.

Facilitated by WeJAM Coach DJ Wyld Chyld


the Business behind DJing - $35

Are you ready to take your DJ game to the next level by developing a profitable DJ business? Well this session is what you need!

Upon completion of this 2.5 hour session, participants will:

  • Learn techniques on how to land higher paying gigs
  • Learn how to establish a DJ residency
  • Learn techniques on how to master the Wedding Reception
  • Learn proven marketing techniques to help grow a protitable DJ business & build your DJ business brand
  • Receive valuable resources that can make your marketing and communications more professional
  • Hear from seasoned DJs about lessons learned and techniques that work for them

Facilitated by Nick Nicholson, Owner & CEO (WeJAM)