Resources for Schools.
On this page are links to tips, tricks and tutorials from a number of sites.
Some are youtube playlists we have designed. There are many more on our Youtube.
These are intended to help teachers and students at all levels.
Especially popular is our JARGON BUSTING Glossary and our CPD videos.
If you have a specific query feel free to send us a direct message.
Tutorials for teachers and staff:
Printable quiz booklet for students.
Shown here is our cross-curricular resource booklet for students. The booklet contains literacy, numeracy, geography, history and music curriculum learning outcomes all based on the theme of DJing.
It is not age or ability-specific and teachers are advised to choose specific pages which suit their class.
You can click on the image or here to name your own price for a downloadable copy.
You can click here for an online interactive version for smart boards.
Turntablism Tutorials by DJ Angelo
This Link takes you straight to the fantastic history of HIPHOP shared by Google on the 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip-Hop.
It includes a free interactive app which demonstrates how to mix breaks in records – so much fun!
This amazing resource shows you how to make your own audio cables.
Some favourite sites and most-trusted software:
Serato DJ – Our partner and sponsor and easily the most trouble-free digital DJ software for beginner to professional.
Ableton – Our partner and sponsor and easily the most trouble-free music production software for beginner to professional.
Digital DJ Tips site – excellent reviews of current DJ equipment.
DJ Tech Tools – Forward thinking pioneers of DJ technology.
Scratch technique refreshers
How Scratch DJs work as a live band
Ask us a question:
Links to some other DJ Schools in the UK
Various (ages 14 + only):
Please note – these organisations are listed as possible options only. They are not affiliated wth DJ School UK. We cannot vouch for their quality and any arrangements made with them must be considered entirely separate from any arrangements made with us.
How Vinyl records work:
Special Treat - some of our favourite (non-explicit) turntablist routines
Musical Bunnies - Just because...
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
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