DJ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


INTRO TO DJING - $200*

This 3 week course covers the following topics through classroom lectures and hands-on labs facilitated by WeJam Certified Coaches (Youth Classes & Adult Classes).  This class meets twice a week from 6:30PM - 8:30PM.

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

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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.  *Flex payments available  

WeJAM Coaches Nick Nicholson, Steve Simmons, Dave Yarbrough, Amahdy Bradley & DJ Wyld Chyld


A deep dive into serato dj - $50

This 2 hour course immerses the participants into a "Deep Dive" of the Serato DJ software.  The following is a list of some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Understanding the software layout and how it interfaces with a DJ controller
  • Analyzing Your Music Library
  • Understanding the Beat Grid, BPM and Mixing "In Key"
  • Configuring and assigning effects (EFX)
  • Configuring Serato DJ for peak performance
  • Creating Smart Crates
  • Cue Points, Loops & Instant Doubles
  • Recording in Serato DJ
  • Overview of Serato Video DJ
  • Overview of Serato Sampler
  • Exploring Serato Expansion Packs
  • Integrating Pulselocker Music w/ Serato DJ
  • Upgrading your software and installing hardware drivers

Participants should have a basic understanding of Serato DJ.  DJ Controller and laptop required


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Photo by Kalawin/iStock / Getty Images

Speed mixing & scratching 101 - $50

This 90 minute class will teach you how to effectively "speed" mix and scratch.  A sound 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 the best techniques for organizing your music library
  • 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

This 90 minute seminar will provide participants with the knowledge and tools they need to transform their DJ hobby into a profitable business.  Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how to properly leverage the internet for marketing purposes
  • Learn how to land more high paying gigs
  • Learn proven strategies for mastering wedding receptions and other private events
  • Learn techniques for getting residencies
  • Receive a "Professional DJ Toolkit" full of DJ templates, forms and online resources that will help build and expand your DJ business

Facilitated by Nick Nicholson, Owner & CEO (WeJAM)