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Part Time Program

at Scratch DJ Academy - East Village

Course Details
$4,999 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Oct 26, 12:00pm - Dec 01, 2:00pm (12 sessions)

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East Village, Manhattan
32 Cooper Square 2nd Fl
Btwn Lafayette & 4th Ave
New York, New York 10003
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this dj class:

The Part Time Program is designed for beginner students committed to becoming a working DJ Producer. The Program includes training in a variety of mixing, scratching, and music production techniques.

Curriculum consists of 8 Levels. Part Time Program students meet once a week for an average completion time of 1 year. Class sizes are small and contribute to a collaborative setting. Students keep the same day and time throughout the program to keep scheduling conflicts to a minimum.

Level I: Intro to DJing - Learn the Basics

Level 1 is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to learn to DJ. Our hands-on instruction will teach you the fundamentals of mixing, blending, and scratching. No matter your music tastes or commitment level, DJ 101 will teach you the fundamentals to get started on your journey. We provide all gear necessary for the class.

You will learn:
  • DJ history
  • Basic music theory & song structure
  • Ins & outs of equipment (turntables, mixers, speakers, etc.)
  • Basic scratching & timing
Level II: Intermediate Mixing

Now that you have the fundamentals down from Level 1, it’s time to put those skills to work. Learn to mix seamlessly between all genres of music and gain a better understanding of when and how to utilize transitions. At the end of the course, you will perform a 10-minute set that will showcase what you have learned. 

You will learn:
  • Construct and perform a 10-minute mix with correct phrasing and solid manual beat matching
  • Understand Key Mixing and the Camelot system
  • Learning how to record your set within software
  • Understanding how to set cue points and why they are crucial
  • Creating playlists/crates and understanding file organization
Level III: Intermediate Scratching

Set yourself apart from other DJs and showcase your creativity by incorporating various tricks and techniques into your live performance sets. Level 3 will improve your timing and record control with intermediate Turntablism techniques, and teach you when & how to utilize scratch patterns in your live mixes. 

You will learn:
  • Turntablism
  • Mixing techniques
  • Beatmatching & genre mixing
Level IV: Music Production

This course helps students understand the technical and creative process involved using the comprehensive digital audio workstation Ableton Suite. By the end of the course, each student will have created at least one or more re-edits.

You will learn:
  • Ableton Live Fundamentals
  • Beat Sampling and Usage
Level V: Advanced Mixing

This performance based class will develop your mixing skills through real world situations, group activities, and valuable peer and instructor feedback. Level 4 mixing will teach you to augment your performances with advanced mixing tricks and song transitions, and how to properly utilize features and functions in Digital DJing software. 

You will learn:
  • Advanced Serato Techniques
  • Create, record and produce music
  • Performing your music
Level VI: Remix-Mastering Performance Mixing

Personalize your production style in Level 6. We’ll teach you to create sounds from the ground up – a great way to give your music a unique personality that stands out from the crowd. You’ll also learn some of the basic mixing and mastering functions which can utilize Ableton 9 Live Suite’s internal effects processors to help give your final tracks the additional sheen you’ll want before presenting them to the world.

You will learn how to:
  • Publish and distribute your music
  • Advanced Ableton Live features
  • Voice your own style through DJing
Level VII: The DJ Business

Once you’ve developed the skills to play out as a DJ or make tracks as a producer, this session will teach you how to build a presence in the industry by creating a brand, releasing mixes and tracks regularly, and positioning yourself to meet your goals.

You will learn:

  • Lock down your DJ name and what kind of DJ you want to be
  • How to market yourself
  • The nuts and bolts of starting your own business
Level VIII: Performance Mixing

Level 8 prepares you for real life DJing. You will complete weekly assignments that simulate a live setting with all the trouble shooting and unexpected turns that happen when DJing for a live audience. Learn how to market yourself as a desirable artist. From communicating with the client, to executing the event including master of ceremony duties and appropriate music programming.

You will learn:

  • What to do in an equipment malfunction
  • How to improvise your mix
  • Reading the crowd and recovery mode
Important Notes:
  • Part Time Program meets for 8 classes over 48 weeks
  • Schedule posted is for Level I only. 
  • Our Part Time Program meets once a week during evening or weekend hours. Once joining the Part Time program, students stay with the same day and time for all their levelsuntil completion of the program.
  • The Part Time Program is 48 weeks in length which doesn’t include breaks between classes and holidays. The Part Time Program covers 92 hours of instruction and recommended 40 hours of lab time.
  • Students have the option to take off one term. If you plan on taking off more than one term, then a $500 re-entry fee is applied and an evaluation may need to occur in order to assess what Level you will re-enter into.

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Refund Policy


All Level One classes are subject to change or cancellation by Scratch DJ Academy. In the event that a course must be canceled by Scratch, all students in that course are eligible for a full refund. 

Any Intro or Level 1 cancellation is levied a $50 cancellation fee as well as $75 per class up until the 3rd class.  We are happy to refund the balance. No refunds are given once two class dates in the term have passed.


The Part-Time Program is non-refundable.

Part Time students are allowed one term off during their certification track. However, if a student takes more than one class term off, then a $500 reinstatement fee will be incurred and a mandatory evaluation of student to assess the correct level class upon re-entry. Students may have to retake a class at an additional fee.


The Accelerated Program is non-refundable.


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12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD 12 $4,999
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Sun, Oct 27 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
Sat, Nov 02 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
Sun, Nov 03 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
Sat, Nov 09 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
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Sat, Nov 30 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
Sun, Dec 01 12:00pm - 2:00pm TBD
6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD 12 $4,999
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Thu, Oct 31 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Mon, Nov 04 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Thu, Nov 07 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Mon, Nov 11 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Thu, Nov 14 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
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Thu, Nov 28 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Mon, Dec 02 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
Thu, Dec 05 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD

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