A DJ crash course to learn the fundamentals of DJ’ing

Our DJ crash course is aimed at complete beginners looking for an introduction to DJ techniques. During this intensive yet fun DJ course you will receive practical hands on tuition from professional DJ’s who will break down the DJ essentials, from understanding the DJ equipment set up to mastering the art of mixing in a club.

“use industry standard equipment and the latest cutting edge DJ software from the start”

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 performance equipment such as the new Pioneer CDJ-3000 multi player at all times during your course.

Learn the skills necessary to be a successful DJ

During this crash course you will learn how to use the latest Pioneer DJ equipment, Rekordbox software. Learn to mix with traditional methods alongside the latest techniques.

What equipment to buy for a home set up

This DJ course is also very useful if you want advice on purchasing a DJ set up for home, our knowledgeable tutors can provide impartial advice on what equipment would best suit your needs.

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.

Choose your schedule and learn at a pace to suit you

You can take the course one to one basis or if you and a friend would like to attend together you can select the two on one option. The course can be taken can be taken during weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings. Saturdays are are option but check availability prior to enrolling.

Course overview and what you will learn

Introduction to DJ equipment and mixing

  • Understanding equipment, set up and integration
  • DVS and DJ formats overview
  • Understanding song structures, beats and bars
  • Setting mixer levels and monitoring
  • Cueing up tracks and song structure
  • Beat matching and tempo manipulation

Creative mixing techniques

  • Mixing techniques using mixers and controllers
  • Use of cuts and volume control
  • Utilising equalisers and filters
  • Mix transitions, developments and building techniques
  • Structure mixing, cue mixing and phrase structures
  • Sampling and creative looping techniques

Creative use of processors and set development

  • Creative use of equalisation
  • Advanced use of Effects
  • Understanding harmonic mixing
  • Essentials of set planning
  • Mastering for streaming platforms
  • DJ promotion and establishing a fan base

Book your place on the DJ crash course

One to One

Start date: Usually 5 days after enrolment
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days; any day

£198 – £598


Two on One

Start date: Usually 5 days after enrolment
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days; any day

£124 – £374



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

Learn in a real world environment – studio based practical classes with all courses

Unrivalled course content flexibility – tailor the course content to suit your ability level

Call us on 0207 247 8800 and one of our course advisors will be happy to help
DJ Course reviews

I took the DJ crash course with the objective of generally knowing what decks did. I’d picked up odd bits of info from youtube tutorials but being at London AMP gave me a really solid foundation to play at house parties or consider going professional. The facilities were great and they have the new Pioneer CDJ3000’s which were amazing and I gained a good knowledge of what tech to go and buy afterwards. I would definitely recommend London AMP, they were brilliant.

Tasha DJ crash course
Tasha, DJ crash course

“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, LondonAdvanced 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, LondonDJ Skills Crash Course