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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of DJing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute djing lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $39 and $137 per hour.

30-min $25
 
$46 average
$87
45-min $34
 
$59 average
$109
60-min $39
 
$74 average
$137

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute djing lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute djing lessons are 21% less expensive at $59, and 30-minute lessons cost 38% less at $46.

Curious how much djing lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best djing teachers .

DJing Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their DJing instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular DJing teachers

Paul R.

Beaumont, CA

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Parker E.

Glendale, CA

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Zen R.

Redlands, CA

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About Paul R.

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Beaumont, CA
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Learn how to beatmatch and mix your favorite music and create your own DJ mixes from scratch. I use Serato DJ, Traktor, and/or Ableton Live.

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Sergiu G. June 22, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
He's very patient and adapts with the students needs. And also makes the lessons fun for my child and Is an amazing teacher overall!
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KarinaB April 18, 2011
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He is a great instructor and my son has learned a lot from the few lessons that he received.

About Parker E.

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Glendale, CA
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Hi! I've been DJing for most of my life and it's become one of my absolute favorite creative outlets. It's a complex art and is very rewarding. Let's mix.

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Edward J. May 26, 2018
· Ableton · Online
Parker definitely knows Ableton and production really well. He came up with a plan for me, which is something I don't see from other instructors. Other instructors just wing it through each lesson. He is definitely fun to chat with during the lesson and seems really down-to-earth. He's also helped me develop as an artist, so if you need guidance, he can help. He's active in the industry, so he can help connect you with other talented artists. As someone who's making a living in the music industry, he is always hustling from gig to gig, so you might need to be a flexible in lesson scheduling.
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Ethan January 10, 2018
· Audio Engineering · In home
Parker has such a great ear, which is the most essential part of audio engineering. He has taught me countless ways to improve depth, clarity, and loudness in my mixdowns. He is well-rounded as an instructor and able to articulate even the hardest lessons. He is the perfect instructor for a beginner, and even an expert. Give him a go if you're looking to improve your music!
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Willy January 3, 2018
· Ableton · In home
Was very informative and clear in his instruction. He taught me about compression, some eq lessons, and other basic skills in ableton in a single lesson. Never got lost or overloaded, and still use all the information I learned from him on a daily basis. Highly personable and has a calming work flow. Definitely reccomend.

About Zen R.

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Redlands, CA

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Want to know how to DJ with Serato and the Pioneer DDJ-SX2? Book a lesson now to starting learning the fundamentals of DJing.

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Jack M. January 22, 2019
· DJing · Online
Knowledgable guy with solid gig experence. Very worth it.
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Akshans October 11, 2018
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Chill and helpful instructor! He gives you a good structure on where to spend your time and energy as efficiently as possible
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Shane August 31, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Zen is a great teacher. He has taught me polyrhythms, timing, and playing subdivisions with different note groupings in jazz styles. He also shows up on time and prepared to get to business. Id recommend him to anyone looking to learn drums or Ableton!

Raymond C.

Santa Monica, CA

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Mark F.

Portland, OR

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Joshua B.

Los Angeles, CA

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About Raymond C.

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Santa Monica, CA
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I’ve been doing for over 10 years and I bring a unique flavor to the turn table. I’ve got a background in Hip Hop scratching, but I’m progressive in the EDM scenes! DJ will change your life if you let it.

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Deron S. March 8, 2019
· DJing · In home
Raymond is a nice and a great teacher for our 11 yr old grandson. He is patient and fun. But he gets our grandson to focus when GS gets distracted. I feel that Raymond is teaching wholeheartedly and really it’s up to the student with how far and fast he wants to go.
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Daniel M. February 24, 2019
· DJing · In home
Raymond is a great DJ teacher. Our 11 yr old grandson is learning a lot. Raymond is on time for our in-home lessons. He's patient and understanding. We would recommend him to anyone.
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Shay May 23, 2018
· DJing · In home
Raymond is a great teacher!! I learned how to set up a set list and mix one song into the other. He was AWESOME! Going to continue lessons for sure!

About Mark F.

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Portland, OR

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DJing is both a technical skill and an art form. I will teach you both. Over the course of many years and many house parties, bars, clubs, festivals, I have learned how to set a mood and move a dancefloor. I can share with you the insight I have gained along my journey.

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Daniel S April 19, 2019
· Ableton · In studio
Mark is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and friendly to work with. He has been helping me mix music in Ableton and I am very excited about what we have created. Mark is quite articulate about music which allows us to thoroughly examine the different sounds and elements in a song to better understand what we like and what could be improved upon. I recommend him as a teacher to students of all ability levels and am excited for us to continue working together.

About Joshua B.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I am a professional DJ with a qualified teaching background. I have developed a solid curriculum that will set you on the right path to get the most out of your time with me. I have taught at other top DJ academies in Los Angeles and am active in the LA underground house and techno scene.

The curriculum is designed for students of every level and allows you to move at your own pace. Time is valuable so I always make sure the students have a clear understanding of what they need to have ready before coming to the lesson so that we can maximize the time we do have together.

I have over 15 years of experience DJing on Vinyl, Serato, and CDJ's as well as controllers and have performed at many major festivals including Coachella, Electric Forest, Lightning In A Bottle, Kanegra Beach Festival in Croatia and am regularly playing in and around Los Angeles. I take great pride in my teaching skills and have mentored many artists who have gone on to make some good names for themselves. I ...

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DJing Lessons

Beginner vs Intermediate vs Expert DJing Lessons

Private DJing lessons with a TakeLessons instructor are tailored to each student based on their current skill level, and goals. Beginner students learn the basics of electronic music, music production, and mixing techniques. From there, the difficulty increases in order to properly challenge and motivate intermediate and advanced level DJs to develop greater skills, to stretch their preconceived limitations, and to ultimately gain more satisfaction and paid opportunities from the DJing.

We understand advancing DJs may also have professional goals, so our teachers can counsel you to increase your chances of getting more and higher paying gigs. You might even decide to become a TakeLessons DJing instructor and get paid to teach other aspiring disc jockeys like you.

DJing Lessons for College Students

Let’s be honest, private lessons aren’t always ideal for college students who are generally tight on budget, time, and commitments. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop learning, practicing, and improving at any skill or hobby. You can still work on DJing in your free time, and even work the local bars and college events to make some cash. Besides, playing music reduces stress, helps you stay creative, and helps you improve your listening skills.

DJing Lessons for Working Adults & Parents

By now, you’ve already decided whether to stick with the DJing or to drop it. If you’re one of the lucky few that stuck with it, in spite of having an extremely busy schedule with work and family obligations, congratulations. Contrary to popular belief, taking the time out for regular DJing practice has tremendous benefits, even for the busiest of people.

We believe that DJing practice as an adult is more productive than it seems because it clears your head, it builds patience, discipline and concentration skills which you can transfer over to other parts of life, and it keeps your hand-eye coordination sharp. It also keeps you committed to learning and improvement, which again, are transferable traits to professional life. As role models, parents taking active classes of any subject shows kids the importance of pursuing personal interests for life.

When you become good at DJing, you can even supplement your income with paid gigs on the weekends. Wedding DJs, for example, easily make several thousand dollars per event.

What to Learn with Private DJing Lessons

Learn about the DJing basics, electronic music, sound production tips, spinning and scratching techniques.

Learn about the role of CDJs, mixers, sets, speakers, needles, turntables, controllers, and other equipment needed for mixing all varieties of songs and music genres. You can even learn to DJ with just software on a laptop.

Learn how to work any crowd whether you’re DJing at a bar, club, at concert events, on the radio, or even at weddings.

Learn how to take beat tracks and create your own mixtapes so you can sell your music online.

Learn about different techniques and methods to successfully mix the hottest tracks from different genres of music seamlessly, whether it’s hip hop, pop, techno and EDM, and more.

Learn what distinguishes the top DJs in the world like Armin Van Buren, Avicii, Khaled, Marshmello, and others.

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