– Diploma from a world class instituion, – Weekly online masterclasses, – Personal, 1-on-1 tutorials every 2 weeks, -Recordings of all classes available on demand, – Student forum and alumni network, which includes leading DJs and Producers
It was a though decision, but due to its laser sharp focus on DJing only, and the quality of the content, as well as the price, the DJ Courses Online program takes the number 1 spot.
DJ Courses Online Bundle- Key Facts
Duration: Unlimited / On Demand
Instructors: DJ TLM– DJ and producer with 25 years of experience Isaac Cotec– Certified Ableton teacher Nick Trikakis– Former employee at Native Instruments and AKAI, producer, and DJ.
What’s Included?: – Over a hundred of hours of videos – 14 full courses for all skill levels – 30 day money back guarantee + email support
Price: Starts at 19$
It’s been chosen as the ‘Best Music Production School’ by the readers of DJ Mag.
Point Blank DJ Skills – Key Facts
Duration: 3 months live course (Not on demand)
Instructors: Ben Bristow aka Mr Bristow– DJ, producer, beatboxer. Has played in Space (Ibiza), as well as ministry of sound, scala, and cargo. Darren Henry aka Quest– Dubstep pioneer DJ Nigel Hosten aka Mr. Dex– DJ for the Wu-Tang Clan, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. David Clarke aka DJ Davine– Has played Ministry of Sound, The Garage and the Mother Live 333.
What’s Included?: – Weekly online classes, bi-weekly 1-on-1 online classes – Access to student forum – Diploma upon completion
Price: Starts at around 450$
It’s the school that Goldie turned to when he wanted to learn ableton live, it’s where Patrick Topping honed his skills as a producer, and its where countless many other leading artists went to hone their skills before making it big.
And that’s where Point Blank really shines- It’s student network is simply unrivalled.
And this extends to their online DJ courses too.
By enrolling in the DJ Skills course, for example, you’ll have access to the student forum, whatsapp groups, and weekly masterclasses with your peers, many of whom will undoubtedly make a name for themselves in their craft.
Even if you’re not looking to network, Point Blank is well worth its price.
It’s one of the most practical dj courses in this list, teaching you not only the skills needed, but the whole logistics and operations behind managing your music library and gigs.
For those of you who don’t know, Armin Van Buuren is an iconic DJ and producer from the Netherlands. He’s the 4 time consecutive best DJ in the world according to DJ Mag and one of the four “trance” artists nominated to a grammy.
Armin Van Buuren Masterclass – Key Facts
Duration: On demand
Instructors: Armin Van Buuren– Legendary house/trance producer and DJ What’s Included?: – 3+ hours of video – PDF workbooks – Student support forum
Price: Starts at around 50$
Now masterclasses tend to have the reputation of being sometimes light on the technical side, though we didn’t find that to be the case for this program.
There is one caveat though: The course focuses a lot on the production side of things with Logic.
However, there is still a solid amount of content regarding playing live sets, including the following lessons:
Approaching Your DJ Set
Building a Set: Edits and Mashups
Using the Decks: Basics
Using the Decks: Armin’s Techniques
Performance DJ Tips
The good thing about masterclass is that you can pay monthly, starting at about 20$, so once you get done with the DJing classes, you can cancel your subscription without doing the rest of the course. Though we do recommend the rest of the course if you’re interested in trance / EDM music production.
This subscription also allows you to stream hundreds of other high quality courses, including courses by deadmau5, Hans Zimmer, Timbaland, and more.
If you want to learn to DJ from the one of the best, look no further.
In the same vein as #3, Young Guru’s DJ course on skillshare is a must have for any hip hop DJ.
It’s a very solid course for beginner and intermediate DJs on how to setup your gear for a live performance, but we rank it after DJ Symphony’s course as we found that it wasn’t as in-depth and hands-on.
It’s still a great course, coming from a legendary engineer and hip hop producer responsible for many hits from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
Its important to note that this course focuses solely on setting up your gear and software. No major techniques are discussed, though there are a couple of nuggets of information that are really interesting.
Hosted by Mister Gray, this skillshare is, like most skillshare courses, short and sweet.
It will take you about an hour to complete, and in the end, you’ll have increased significantly your knowledge of how Serato DJ works and how to make the most of it. Particularly if you’re a beginner in the ways of Serato.
The teacher is a somewhat successful DJ and producer from the United States who focuses on hip hop and EDM / dubstep.
The production value of this course is insane, as is the case with most skillshare courses.
The major downfall, however, is its lack of depth. This really is a course for beginners.