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class was dope! I would recommend taking this course. Thanks Dylan!

Young (DJing lessons with Dylan T.)

My son (a beginner) loves his lessons, and talks about his next session every time. My worried son was so nervous for his first lesson, but Dylan put him at ease, and then proceeded to start from the

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Dylan was awesome! My 10 year old loved his first lesson and wants to sign up for more!

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DJ Lessons

Did you know the first DJ dance party dates back to 1943? Radio disc jockey Jimmy Savile claims he was the very first DJ to continuously play records using two turntables at once. As you know, DJing has since transferred into an incredible art form.

If you’ve always wanted to learn the ins and outs of DJing, then it’s high time you signed up for our DJ lessons here at TakeLessons. We offer in-person sessions for students of all ages and skill sets, and we’re also happy to feature the best online DJ lessons around. Sign up for a spot today!

Certified DJ Teachers

Here at TakeLessons, we want you to get the most out of your DJ lessons, and part of that involves working with a DJ teacher who understands your needs and preferences, answers your questions, and goes at a comfortable pace. To help you find your ideal match, we invite you to select your own tutor.

We make the selection process as easy as can be. First, browse through our inventory of certified and background-checked DJ tutors near you. You’ll find information about their expertise, background, availability, and rates. All of our tutors set their own rates, but the average cost of a 60-minute lesson is $98. That said, prices may range from $20 to $300 an hour, depending on the individual teacher.

Once you’ve selected your DJ teacher and decided on a schedule that best suits you, choose your lessons package, and you’re all ready to begin turning tables!

DJ Online Lessons for All Ages

Don’t let your age hold you back from following your DJ dreams. Anyone can learn the art of DJing, no matter how young or old they may be. It’s why we offer DJ lessons for kids, adults, and even seniors.

While your age won’t play a role in your ability to DJ, it may factor into the way your tutor instructs you. For instance, our tutors will teach a kindergartener in a much different manner than they’d instruct a retiree. Our teachers have the skills to successfully teach any age group, so sign up for DJ lessons near you today!

DJ Lessons for All Levels

Maybe you’ve dabbled on the turntables a time or two, or perhaps you held a DJ gig back in college. No matter your current skills, our DJ teachers can help you take them up a notch.

We feature DJ lessons for beginners, along with intermediate and advanced students, so anyone can learn, regardless of where they are in their DJing journey. Our tutors will inquire about what you already know and what you’d like to know to create a customized lesson plan just for you. Sign up for DJ lessons near you to see what a difference our tutors can make.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner DJ Lessons

In beginner DJ lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Setting up your equipment and selecting software
  • Learning the basics of Abelton Live or another digital audio workstation
  • Introduction to your DJ deck
  • Kick it old-school and learn to beat match on vinyl turntables
  • Learn how to sample and do it legally
  • Introduction to music theory for successful mixing

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate DJ Lessons

You'll learn new skills, techniques, and approaches to DJing to take your entertainment and creativity to the next level. In intermediate lessons, your tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Perfecting transitions
  • Mixing techniques (seamless fade, infinite loop, and tempo transition)
  • Key blending and matching
  • Using filters and effects
  • Adjusting high, mid, and low-frequency volumes
  • Production and sound engineering

Sample Curriculum for Advanced DJ Lessons

Topics studied in advanced lessons vary greatly depending on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Developing and honing your style
  • Music business, gigging, and self-promotion
  • Developing stage presence
  • Learning to connect with your audience
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

Sign up Today

Signing up for our in-person or online DJ lessons is a piece of cake. Simply choose your DJ teacher, pick your schedule, and select your lesson package. In fact, we’re so confident you’ll enjoy your lessons, we even offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to all new students. Sign up with us today!


How do I learn to DJ?

The best way to learn is by signing up for our DJ lessons right here at TakeLessons. That’s because our certified DJ teachers have the expertise to help you achieve all your goals. They provide you with their undivided attention as they’re 100% committed to your success.

No matter how old you are or what you already know about this art form, your DJ teacher will create a customized lesson plan catered to your needs. You’ll have the opportunity to ask all your questions, go at a pace that best suits you, and receive constructive feedback to help you master this skill set. As long as you dedicate yourself to your studies and put in the time to practice, you’ll find yourself on the fast track toward becoming a pro on the turntables.

Can I learn to DJ on my own?

Sure, it is possible to teach yourself to DJ, but you might find it to be a slow and sometimes frustrating journey. That’s because nothing can compare to working one-on-one with a private tutor.

Here at TakeLessons, our certified DJ teachers have the tools you need to succeed. Unlike when you learn from a textbook or online video, you can interact with your tutor. Asking questions and requesting feedback at any time is fundamental to success. Learning in this kind of supportive environment helps you create a strong foundation and avoid picking up any bad habits along the way. When you take private DJ lessons, you’ll find yourself mastering this art form in no time.

Are DJ lessons worth it?

Yes! DJ lessons are absolutely worth it. When you sign up for lessons, you get to choose your preferred tutor, who will provide you with private instruction. You don’t have to worry about competing with other students in the class or struggling to keep up with the pace because your tutor will customize your lessons to best suit your needs.

Aside from building a strong foundation and receiving all the fundamental knowledge to master DJing, you also have the opportunity to focus on whatever interests you most. Maybe you want to spend your time practicing key blending. Or perhaps sampling is more up your alley. Whatever it is, your private tutor will help you every step of the way.

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