Learn to DJ: Beginners Course - Sydney Short Courses

Learn to DJ: Beginners Course

What you'll learn

Learn to DJ with our music & singing courses in Sydney!

Do you love music, performing and entertaining? Want to make extra money doing what you love? DJ'ing is the art of bringing together songs to create an experience for the listener. DJ's work with the mood and the desires of the audience - the key is to read the room and have fun! We want to give you an understanding of the hardware, software and techniques that you can rely upon throughout all your future mixing – these processes apply to any genre of music and a large array of DJ controllers.

Whether you are aspiring to one day play in front of large crowds or whether you just want to play for your friends,  this DJ course is the perfect place to start. If you want to integrate music into your life and enter a social world of entertainment and live performance then this DJ'ing course in Sydney is for you!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this DJ course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to identify, set-up and use the DJ controllers provided as well as other audio equipment required.
  • Organise a playlist, arrange songs and transition each of them continuously without indiscernible gaps using various techniques like beat-matching, counting tempos and beats and cueing up tracks that match.
  • Understand the basics of live DJ software and how they work with your music library.
  • Begin thinking about your unique approach to DJ'ing so you can go on develop a style and sound

Course content

What will be covered in this DJ course?

Lesson 1

  • Introduction to DJ'ing
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Headphones and speakers
  • Connecting decks and mixers
  • Associated cords [XLR, 1/4, RCA] and how this all works with your laptop

Lesson 2

  • DJ Controls & Cueing
  • Play/pause and cue buttons, volume faders
  • EQ knobs and crossfaders
  • Shift buttons & Tempo controllers

Lesson 3

  • Cueing up tracks whilst your music is already playing
  • Analysing the waveform
  • Identifying the downbeat
  • Blending tracks together seamlessly
  • Counting beats & beat-matching

Lesson 4

  • Synchronising the tempos of two recordings to enable a smooth transition between them in a set of uninterrupted music
  • Looping tracks and samples (Selecting a part of your track to repeat in time with the music)
  • EQing (Manipulating the lows, mids, and highs within the audio spectrum)
  • Selecting music for different crowds, reading the room and other DJ'ing lessons to learn
  • DJ Software (Understanding the basics of RecordBox and Serato software and how they work with your equipment)

Intended audience

Who is this DJ course for?

This course is for beginners - no prior knowledge or skills are required. 

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Dan Isaacman is a certified Technology Specialist who lives to create valuable experiences, empower communication, and utilise applied knowledge. His ultimate aim is to see his students improve...

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Learn to DJ: Beginners Course

<p>Learn to DJ with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/music">music &amp; singing courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Do you love music, performing and entertaining? Want to make

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $359.19 / $381.65 / $404.10
All classes have limited spaces.
Learn to DJ: Beginners Course

<p>Learn to DJ with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/music">music &amp; singing courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Do you love music, performing and entertaining? Want to make

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $359.19 / $381.65 / $404.10
All classes have limited spaces.
Learn to DJ: Beginners Course

<p>Learn to DJ with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/music">music &amp; singing courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Do you love music, performing and entertaining? Want to make

...
$449 Limited inc GST / $359.19 / $381.65 / $404.10
All classes have limited spaces.

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