BEGINNERS DJ CLASS 
IN PORTLAND

Welcome to the exciting world of DJing, where music meets technology, creativity knows no limits, and the dance floor becomes your canvas. If you've ever dreamed of commanding the decks, creating seamless transitions, and igniting the energy of a room through the power of music, you're in the right place.

We offer a variety of DJ classes, training and courses here in Portland.

Our Beginners DJ Class is designed to be your starting point into the realm of DJing, and we're thrilled to guide you through the fundamentals using state-of-the-art Pioneer DJ equipment. Pioneer DJ is renowned for its innovative and reliable gear, setting the standard in the industry, and you're about to embark on a journey that puts that cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. Learning on the Pioneer DJ equipment will set you up to play on any DJ system at any club in the world.

In this course, we'll unravel the mysteries of DJing, breaking down the essential skills, techniques, and concepts that every aspiring DJ needs to know. Whether you're a complete novice or have dabbled in DJing before, our step-by-step approach will empower you to understand the gear, master the art of mixing, and craft your unique sonic signature.

By the end of this DJ class or course, you'll equipped with the basics DJ skills.

We also offer a more extensive and in depth DJ class: our DJ Masterclass builds on the beginners DJ class. This course is an comprehensive eight hour long, spread over four DJ lessons and training. The DJ Masterclass takes place in a group setting with no more than four students at a time to allow for optimal learning outcomes and class environment to learn how to DJ from scratch.

The DJ Masterclass is designed for new comers and DJs that have little experience on the deck. The DJ course covers the basics of DJing, FX use, advanced mixing and includes a mix recording session. Here is the DJ masterclass curriculum:

Session 1: The Basics
Equipment Familiarization:
Introduction to the Pioneer CDJ 3000 and Pioneer mixer V-10, headphones, and speakers.
DJ Software: Learn the fundamentals of standard DJ software: Rekordbox & Mixinkey.
Genre Exploration: Explore different music genres and understand their characteristics.
Track Organization: Learn efficient methods for cataloging and organizing your music collection.​

Session 2: Mixing Techniques
Song Structure:
Understand the structure of songs and how to identify key mixing points.
Phrasing and Song Selection: Learn how to choose tracks that complement each other in terms of energy and key.
Beatmatching and Tempo Control: Understand the importance of matching beats and controlling tempo for seamless transitions.
Cueing and Mixing: Practice cue points and basic mixing techniques to blend tracks smoothly.​

Session 3: Using FX
Advanced Beatmatching:
Master beatmatching and tempo control with precision.
Advanced Mixing: More practice mixing and blending your tracks.
EQ and FX Manipulation: Explore the use of EQs and effects to create unique mixes.
Practice Time: Lots of practice time to perfect your mix.​

Session 4: Recording your set
Record your Set:
You will record a 30 min mixtape for your promotional efforts.
More Practice Time: Lots of practice time to perfect your mix.​

What you will love about all our DJ classes and DJ courses:
• Comprehensive Curriculum
: Learn beatmatching, mixing techniques, genre blending, and more.
• Expert Guidance: Learn and gain insights from experienced DJs.
• Club-standard DJ Equipment: All classes are taught with pro Pioneer DJ equipment.
• Interactive Learning: Q&A sessions and hands-on exercises to enhance your skills.
• Community Connection: Join a network of like-minded DJs and collaborate.​

101 CLASSES

Our 101 beginners DJ class is designed to get you started on the very basics of DJing house music. This class is a great starting point to explore and validate your passion of becoming a house music DJ. This DJ class teaches you the basics of mixing, beatmatching and selecting tracks.
03
8
Fri
9:00 pm

Beginners DJ Class

03
15
Fri
9:00 pm

Intro Beginners DJ Class

03
22
Fri
9:00 pm

Beginners DJ Class

MASTERCLASS