Learn to Dj in a bar or club

This course is suitable for beginners who are either looking to DJ professionally or as an enjoyable hobby. You will receive practical hands on tuition from day one by professional DJs who are approachable and patient. You will also receive a personalised weekly progress report/assessment that helps identify your strengths and weaknesses aiding you to successfully complete the course.

“learn the tips, tricks and the secrets of how to become a successful DJ in a bar or club”

Learning environment

You will be taught in our brand-new, purpose-built, air conditioned DJ studios and not a classroom. This is a practical ‘hands on’ course where you will be exposed to the very latest DJ equipment and software at all times during your course.

You will learn

Basic music production and remixing

This DJ course also explains the basic elements of music production and remixing where you will learn about using samples, drum loops, song structures and integrating audio interfaces. You will use industry standard equipment such as Pioneer CDJ900 cd decks and DJM mixers, Traktor S4 controller, Serato and Technics 1210 turntables.

How to promote and equip a club night

The course is also very useful if you want advice on promoting a club night and if you’re considering purchasing a DJ set up for home. Whatever your musical genre preference, we can teach you all the basic skills needed to start mixing and DJ’ing in clubs and bars covering the following areas:

Advanced signal flow and integration

  • Signal flow and connections
  • Understanding DJ equipment
  • Equipment set up and integration
  • Implementing and improving workflow
  • Song library management
  • Cueing up tracks

Understanding and using mixing techniques

  • Beat matching and tempo manipulation
  • Cuts and volume control
  • Mixing techniques via mixers and controllers
  • Understanding song structures, beats and bars
  • Pitch shifting and phrasing
  • Understanding harmonic mixing

Using processors, set building and mix CDs

  • Understanding and utilising equalizers and filters
  • Creative use of digital effects
  • Integrating Traktor and Serato
  • Essentials of set building
  • Mix CD production
  • Live performance using Ableton 8

Music production software and audio editing

  • Introduction to Ableton
  • Understanding Ableton functions and tools
  • Programming drums and riffs
  • Time stretching and audio manipulation
  • Basic song arrangement
  • Creating performances with software, controllers and DJ equipment

Book your place on the Club DJ certificate

One to One

Start date: flexible
Duration: 4 weeks full-time or 8 weeks part-time; any day



Features of One to One courses

Enrol anytime throughout the year – you could be starting your course within a week

You set the start date and subsequent classes – fit the course around your lifestyle

Pick your own study times – this can be mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends

Personalised weekly progress report – identifies strengths and weaknesses increasing productivity

Ability to accelerate the course – 8 week courses can be completed in as little as 2 weeks

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our courses, give us a ring on 0207 247 8800

DJ Course reviews

“As I’ve been playing out regularly for the past 5 years I wasn’t sure what more I could learn. I was amazed at the depth of knowledge Chris has on DJ production and he has really opened up my eyes to the creative possibilities for DJs… cheers Chris!”

Paul improved his understanding of song structures
Kevin, London
Advanced DJ certificate

“I needed an overview of DJing and decided to enrol on this course as the course structure seemed perfect for me. The tutor was really patient and had a great knowledge of all styles of music. Taking the one-to-one option worked for me as I could stop the course and ask questions at anytime. Thanks a lot for all your help.”

Billie, London
DJ Skills Crash Course

I studied the music technology diploma at London AMP and had an excellent time there. Having come from doing a similar course at a standard uni, I found their hands on approach and one on one tutoring incredibly efficient and much more insightful than the former. The teachers are are fantastic and make the courses both productive and fun. Thanks for the experience! 

Nick, Music Technology Diploma
Nick, London
Music Technology Diploma