DJ Academy

Learn to mix & blend your favourite tracks from our vastly experienced, professional tutors. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to hone your live performance we’ve got you covered.

After School

We work with young adults aged between 12-18, teaching them all they need to know to become club standard DJs.

  • Lessons take place in our state-of-the-art, professional DJ studios
  • First lesson is completely free to try, with no commitment
  • The full course is spread over 5 further lessons, each 1hr in duration at £12 per lesson when bought together as part of the Gold Package.
  • Included in the Gold Package: T-Shirt, USB stick, £20 free credit to practise in our DJ rooms
  • Single lessons are £15 each

Try your first session FREE

No commitment required. No strings attached. Book your free session now.


Week 1

The Basics

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

  • Technical walkthrough of DJ equipment
  • Basic beat-matching
  • Look at structure of Electronic/Dance music
  • Practice Time


Week 2


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

  • Basic Equalising
  • Combining basic beat-matching with basic equalising
  • Consolidation/Practice Time


Week 3

Set Preparation/Rekordbox

Vital techniques to organise and prepare your music for each set.

  • Tune selection/set preparation
  • Rekordbox demonstration
  • Consolidation/Practice Time


Week 4

Dynamic FX

Add harmonics, rhythmical changes and transitions between tracks using FX.

  • Basic effects processing
  • Advanced equalising
  • Consolidation/Practice Time


Week 5

Harmonic Mixing

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

  • Mixed in Key/Camelot Wheel Demonstration
  • Creative mixing styles/creative mixer techniques


Week 6

Loops/Hot Cues/Advanced FX

Utilise the loops, hot cues and advanced modular effects to expand the creative realms of your DJing.

  • Advanced CDJ Techniques (Hot Cues/Loops/Spin Backs)
  • Pioneer DJM rhythmic FX processing


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


The single lesson

  • Each lesson £15
  • Perfect a new skill
  • Choose what you’d like to learn
  • Progress from beginner to advanced

Price: £15

The gold package

  • 1 free lesson included
  • 5 further lessons for £60
  • Pirate T Shirt
  • £20 Pirate Studios credit

Price: £60

Adult Tutoring

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced DJ, we have a professional team of DJ tutors ready to assist you to take your DJing to the next level.

  • Lessons take place in our state-of-the-art, professional DJ studios
  • We offer a selection of intensive courses to suit your experience
  • Our courses are offered in all of our professional DJ studios to suit your location
  • Upon completion of courses, students will be eligible for our talent roster & booking agency, we offer real gigs to Pirate DJ Academy students via our partner promoters

Beginner course

(3 hours)

  • Beat matching
  • Basic equalising
  • Track/dance music structure

Price: £150

Intermediate course

(3 hours)

  • Basic effects
  • Set building
  • Track selection
  • Advanced equalising

Price: £150

Advanced course

(3 hours)

  • Harmonic mixing
  • Advanced CDJ techniques
  • Pioneer DJM effects
  • General advice

Price: £150

Full day course

(7 hours)

  • Beginner course
  • Intermediate course
  • Advanced course
  • Free refreshments + snacks
  • Exclusive Pirate USB for keeping all of your tunes

Price: £375

Single lesson DJ tuition

(1 hour)

  • One-to-one tuition tailored to you specific needs
  • Available in select locations

Price: £60

Group DJ tuition

(1 hour)

  • Affordable pricing available for more than 1 person
  • Available in select locations

Price: £50

We also offer corporate and bespoke packages. To enquire, please get in touch at: