How to be a DJ - The Academy of Film, Fashion & Design

How to be a DJ

Have you always dreamed of being a DJ?
Do you hear new mixes and think “I could do better than that”?
Do you like creating a party environment and knowing you’re the one creating all the fun?
Have you always wondered how you could turn your love for music into a profitable career?
If you answered “Yes” then you should consider becoming a DJ…..

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Course Information

David Pezza, an accredited DJ and Music producer with over 15 years of experience in both fields, will instruct you on the fundamentals of being a disc jockey in this instructional “How to be a DJ” course. David will first talk about what a DJ is and go in depth into the gear and workspace that a DJ uses in their career. He will then go into the technique of mixing, beat matching, looping, and effects. This course will also feature Scratching, also known as scrubbing, Mobile DJ, and using a microphone as a MC. David will bring in three different experts to introduce and demonstrate these techniques. The type of music you play will also be essential as you determine what kind of DJ you want to be; this will also play into the type of gigs you can perform at and the importance of engaging your audience. How to be a DJ is a great way to learn the tools and trade of the DJ industry and find out if this is the right career for you!

Our course covers the following topics:

  • What is a DJ?
  • History
  • Gear
  • Mixers
  • Gain Staging
  • Pre Fade Listen (PFL)
  • Basics of beat matching
  • EQ’s
  • Looping Techniques
  • Using Effects
  • Intro To Scratching
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Playing to an Audience
  • Mobile Djing
  • Sound and lighting setups
  • Microphone Basics
  • Interacting with your audience
  • Adding Polish
  • Staying Organized
  • Trouble shooting On a gig.
  • How To Make Money

Meet our expert

  • David Pezza

    David Pezza is an accredited DJ and Music producer.  With over 15 years experience in both fields he has extensive knowledge of the music industry and knows how to get the most out of it.  David has owned his own recording studio and has worked in major studios all across the country.  He has done remix work for major record companies world-wide.  As a DJ he has played numerous clubs in New York, Miami, Tampa and Los Angeles.  His expertise in mixing and sound engineering is world class.  David loves to teach his craft and help inspire new artists.   His philosophy is simple, keep it simple and focus on the details.   In our video series, David provides an in depth and fun course in the arts of DJing and music production.

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