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DJ Academy

Free school pickup · Club quality equipment · Groups of up to 4 students · First lesson free

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Learn to mix and blend your favourite tracks from the vastly experienced Pirate Studios tutors, on a course curriculum tailored around the AQA and OCR GCSE Music specifications.

An artform in its own right, as recognised by AQA and OCR

  • A thorough course curriculum built around AQA & OCR course sliecifications.
  • Ideal for beginners who have little to no experience in DJing.
  • First taster lesson free of charge.
  • Taught on industry standard DJ kit at Pirate Studios Birmingham.

If you’d like to book in for your FREE first DJ lesson, or you’d simply like to speak to someone and find out more, either fill out this form or call us on the number below.

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Meet the tutors


Neil’s 12 year DJ career has cemented his status as a staple of Birmingham’s underground music scene, as well as landing him various international bookings over the years. A true expert in his craft.


A bona fide crate-digger by nature, and one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Seedy Sonics club nights, Liam’s multi-genre prowess allows him to cater for all styles of music.

The 6 week course structure

The course curriculum is fine-tuned to prepare students for AQA and OCR GCSE Music, as well as simply to learn the craft for enjoyment. Brief overviews of each lesson, lasting 2 hours each, are detailed below:

Week 1

The Basics

Get started with beat matching and phrasing - the two key initial elements to DJing.

Week 2


The most important tool to creating a fluent and well balanced mix.

Week 3

Dynamic FX

Add harmonics, rhythmic changes and transitions between tracks with the FX pot.

Week 4

Loops and Hot Cues

Utilise the loops and hot cues functions to expand the creative realms of your DJing.

Week 5

Acapellas and Harmonic Mixing

Powerful tools to ensure mixes sound smooth in a melodic sense as well as a rhythmic sense.

Week 6

Hot Cue Drumming, Scratching & Beat Juggling

Incorporate these advanced techniques to add flair and to your now burgeoning DJ skills.

Fancy gaining a skill for life, and learning it to GCSE standards?

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