DJ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


DJING 101+ (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 - Learn valuable techniques on how to land more DJ gigs & get paid top dollar for your services...Learn strategies for mastering wedding receptions and corporate events...Receive access to a "Mobile DJ Toolkit" to help build, manage and grow a profitable, professional DJ business...you will be added to the WeJAM DJ database for potential gigs.

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 2 Djing - 10yrs-17yrs (Homewood, IL) - $150

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

  • DJ History

  • DJ & Sound Terminologies & Concepts

  • DJ Hardware Overview & Lab (1200 Turntables, CD Players, DJ controllers)

  • Building and organizing your musical library

  • DJ Software Overview & Lab w/ Serato DJ Intro

  • 4/8 Count & Cue Points

  • Equipment Setup, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Beat Matching/Blending, BPM, Scratching, Looping & EFX

This class meets on Saturdays for 90 minutes each session and is open for ages 12 on up.  Melody Mart Inc is located at 18062 Dixie Hwy, Homewood, IL.  The cost of this course is $150, with a $50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.  The remaining balance will be due prior to the start of the 3rd session.  Class sizes are limited to only 8 students to foster a collaborative, nurturing learning environment.

Participants do not have to own DJ equipment to attend this course, but are welcome to bring their own.  DJ controllers will be provided and participants should bring their own laptop.  An email confirmation will be sent upon registration with payment options and class details; flex payment options will be available upon request. 


 

Level up: advanced djing - $60

This 2hr class is designed for experienced DJs w/ 3-5yrs experience and covers the following topics:

  1. Fine tuning beat-matching & transition timing

  2. Optimizing Serato DJ Pro for better sets

  3. Music Library Management & “smart” crates

  4. Integrating Spotify playlists

  5. Perfecting instant doubles w/ one deck/turntable

  6. Navigating and understanding every knob/button on a controller

  7. Troubleshooting common problems

  8. Helpful tips on landing more high paying gigs and exceeding expectations during gigs

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must have 3-5yrs experience DJing

  • Participants must have their own controller/deck and laptop

  • Participants should have a sound understand of basic audio terminologies and concepts 


 
 
 
 

level up: speed/battle mixing & scratching - $60

This 2 hour class will teach participants how to effectively "speed" mix and scratch using Serato DJ Pro. A sound understanding of Serato DJ Pro is highly recommended. Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Optimize Serato DJ Pro settings

  • Learn how to optimize Cue Points, Loops, DJ Drops in Serato DJ Pro

  • Understand how to utilize "Instant Doubles" in Serato DJ for single deck or Turntables

  • Learn the best techniques for organizing your music library (smart crates)

  • 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, beat "juggling", scratching and mash-ups

Participants should have 5+ yrs experience DJing and should bring in their own DJ equipment for this class.