CPD and Training for Staff
- Learn how to host your own DJ clubs and maintain your own DJ equipment. Make huge savings and make DJing a permanent part of your organisation.
- Learn how to deliver our AQA Unit Award Schemes yourself in your centre.
- DJ skills can engage young people in music in a way that traditional instruments cannot.
- DJing is an accessible entry point where all can feel culturally represented by choosing their own music.
- DJing leads on to a range of varied and demanding skills, equivalent to learning any instrument, and which encourage self-discipline, reflective practise and self – efficacy.
We deliver half day training courses at our fully equipped studio in Leeds City Centre for £140 for up to 3 people. For more people please get in touch for bigger discounts.
- Twenty years experience using DJing and music production within educational settings.
- We understand the needs of both schools and students.
- Discounts from our retail partners when you want to buy your own equipment.
- Access equipment from the full range of providers.
- No “exclusive” arrangements with expensive brands.
- Helped 4 schools purchase equipment and set up their own provision.
- Delivered CPD to over 30 staff in roles from school teachers to occupational therapists.
- Consulted with AQA examiners regarding the updated specification (2018) for DJ skills at GCSE level.
- Partner to Musical Futures and developing further resources for the future.
- We are available for follow-up sessions and queries via email/phone.
The training day consists of:
- The role of a DJ and the equipment used
- How to DJ and mix music using a range of equipment
- Different styles of music, mixing styles and the demand level of the techniques applied
- Linking DJing into the wider music curriculum, including how to assess DJ skills under the AQA and OCR GCSE specification.
- Linking DJing into other subjects (Literacy, Numeracy, IT, Science and more.)
- Purchasing and maintaining equipment and music
- Licensing and copyright
Also available on request is training specific to our AQA UAS accreditations in DJ Skills (see https://djschooluk.org.uk/accreditation/ ) – please send all enquiries to Jim@djschooluk.org.uk using our contact page
If you require other knowledge on specific equipment or techniques please do let us know during the booking process.
For more information please contact us.
Up to 3 people for a half day in DJ School UK = £140.00*
All payments are made via invoice on receipt of a purchase order or as per a service level agreement.
*We may be able to help with costs by accessing funds in partnership with you.
Ask us a question:
I’m attending university in Bristol to study Electronic Music Production. I immensely appreciate the support that Dan and Jim gave me in the early stages. I honestly believe I could have lacked the confidence to enter this career path if I had not attended DJ School.
It was a Really good Experience yesterday i Really Enjoyed it too. And i Really Enjoyed doing Decks #DJ #Decks #YEAH
When working with children and young people of all ages they are patient, supportive, encouraging, use clear and informative language when giving instructions, and always put the joy of music-making and music-giving at the forefront of what they do. They are a valuable asset to our hub and to the city as a whole
Jim was incredibly patient with me as, with my autism, I was keen to try and achieve things quickly, rather than take things a step at a time and perfect my skills over time. It was always a real pleasure coming to the lessons and I really looked forward to them each time.
Without your skills it would be impossible to run projects and even harder to access difficult to reach and vulnerable young people… I assure you what you are doing is thoroughly appreciated, respected and invaluable to all parties concerned. Again can I emphasise mine and young people’s appreciation for what you do and I look forward to all future work with yourself.
I believe we need more recognition urgently of DJ-based education as a valuable avenue for music education more broadly. I am passionate about the difference DJing can make in the classroom. Pete Dale (senior Lecturer in Music at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of “Engaging Students with Music Education: DJ decks, urban music and child-centred learning”The difference DJ education makes.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”- PlatoWhy Music?
Music is an integral part of students’ daily lives, and the vast majority possess large personal libraries and use digital music devices and services. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Music is integral
Even before computers were useful tools for creating music, the 1980’s urban Hip- Hop movement provided ways for young people without musical training to compose and create music. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Using the turntable to make music:
You can grab any type of music and use it as a percussive instrument – Mixmaster MikeUsing the deck as an instrument