1Where is the school located?
Sydney DJ School is conveniently located at our studio HQ in Stanmore (inner city), right behind Newtown. Easy access by train, bus and car with plenty of free parking out the front. We only give out our address to students, so people do not turn up to the school unannounced and potentially disrupt classes.
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2What equipment do you have at the school?
Each room is decked out with the latest CDJ and DJM Pioneer Equipment (the equipment - found in clubs - industry standard)
3Do I need to own DJ equipment?
No, not at all. Our courses are designed to give you a feel for DJIng and helpfully inspire you to want to take it further. If you do wish to buy DJ equipment at the end of the course, we can arrange signifiant discounts for you on all Pioneer DJ Equipment.
4Do I need to bring anything to the first class?
There is no need to bring anything to the first class, but please come on time as we have a lot to cover.
5What happens if I miss a class?
Students are responsible for attending all class sessions. If you miss a class and wish to reschedule, you will be charged an additional $75.
6Can I do the course with a friend?
Yes certainly. By doing the course with a friend you save over $100 each on the course fee.
7Do I have to be a certain age to do the course?
We teach all ages. If you are under the age of 16, and one of your parents wishes to come along, they can come for free.
8Can complete beginners with zero experience sign up?
We teach complete beginners with zero experience all the time. We have a 100% success rate and are so confident in the strength of the course, that at the end of the course we will give you live sets at our established club events.
9What music genres do you teach?
We specialise in all types of music: from deep house, future house, tech house, brazillian bass to electro and progressive house, trance, trap, bounce, not to mention RNB, pop and party hits. At SDS we have training exercises, using your preferred genre, to take you from knowing little or nothing to being a world class DJ in a matter of weeks.
10Can you list a few DJs you have taught and their achievements?
Happily! Here are some that come to mind:
Kevin Hucker https://www.facebook.com/kevinhucker24
- Main stage residency at Australia’s #1 home of the harder styles ‘Masif Saturdays’
- Winner of the Defqon.1 Australia 2016 DJ Contest.
- Biggest performances include Defqon.1 Australia 2016 PURPLE stage, Defqon.1 The Netherlands 2017 PURPLE stage and Defqon.1 Australia 2017 U.V. stage.
- Interstate performances include clubs in Newcastle and Singleton.
- Signed to Noice Management
Jessica Cross https://www.facebook.com/jessica.cross.357
- Played Stereosonic 2016
- Played Defqon 2016
- Toured with Groove Cruise in LA and Miami
- Won Your Shot 2016
- Residencies at Candys Apartment and Masif
- Released own original material
Joel Rogers https://www.facebook.com/Joel.Rogerss
- Winning Your Shot 2017
- Headlining mainstage Homebar
- On going World Bar gigs
- Chinese Laundry mainstage
- Played 90 gigs in 2017
Roxy Lola https://www.facebook.com/roxylola22
- DJing the H&M x Erdem launch party
- DJing at Footlocker for 4 days for the launch of Rihanna's Fenty Puma season 3
- DJing a G-Star Raw party
- DJing a Moët & Chandon party at the races
- And also the 10 Magazine Australia party
Sol Walshe https://www.facebook.com/djsolsydney/
- Played at Splendour In The Grass 2016 and 2017
- Played at Cafe Del Mar on NYE
- Regular gigs at Bungalow 8
- Main stage set at The Plot Festival 2017
- Residency at Marrickville Bowling Club.
- One of his original tracks hit 10k plays on Spotify.
- Has his own radio show on Bondi Beach Radio
This is only touching the surfacing of my students accomplishments.
11If I want more training at the end of the course can I buy additional classes?
Yes, you can either do casual classes for $100 per class (one on one), or you may prefer to do our advanced course. The advanced course is 2 weeks (2 classes) and usually costs $295. If you have already done the Club Ready DJ course the advanced course is only $195.
12If i buy the online course but want to come in to do some one on ones how much are the classes?
Yes 100% It’s $100 for a 90 minute class plus 90 minutes free practise time.
13If I have shift work can I organise classes on a week by week bases?
100% The best way to go about this is to purchase the course, kind of like a gift certificate, and when you are ready you can arrange your schedule on a week by week bases directly with the teacher. To purchase the course, like a gift certificate, please message the teacher here
14Can I pay now and organise times later?
100% The best way to go about this is to purchase the course, kind of like a gift certificate, and when you are ready you can arrange your schedule with the teacher. To purchase the course, like a gift certificate, please message the teacher here
15Can I pay in instalments?
If you decide to purchase the Online Club Ready Course you can pay $50 per month for 4 months.
If you decide you wish to do the One on One classes you will be asked to pay a small deposit when you sign up / select your days and times and you can pay the remaining balance at the first class.
if you decide you wish to do the group classes you will be required to pay the whole amount when you sign up.
16How often can I come in and use your gear for personal practise?
If you purchased the One on One Classes or the Weekend Intensives (group classes), in addition to the practise time that comes on the same day as your training, you can come in for an additional 4 x free practise sessions (on club gear).
If you purchased the online course you can come in for 1 x free 3 hour practise session (on club gear) with an option to upgrade for casual pop ins for only $50
17What if I wish to purchase additional practise times?
Additional practise times for students are only $50 for 3 hours, simply contact the teacher here to arrange
18How do I purchase equipment through you?
Simply go to this link and check out our shop. All equipment is brand new and comes with a full 1 year warranty (exactly the same as buying it through a shop but at wholesale prices)
19When will I get my club show?
Once you have completed the course, you are required to submit a mixtape for grading. Once your mix has passed, we arrange shows for you at our events immediately. Our goals are your goals: that when you play, not only do you make a powerful first impression, but also, that you are a good representative of the clubs and the school.
20How is the mixtape graded?
We simply want to hear that you are applying what you learnt in the course to your mix. Main areas are: your phrasing, flawless transitions between songs and set flow. We give you feedback on all these areas to assure that when you play you deliver the best possible set, assuring repeat shows.
21How many shows can I get?
How often you play is in your hands! In the course I will teach you what venues will expect from you and how to work with venues to assure repeat shows. Learn to play the game and get a residency - simple! It’s surprising how easy it can be if you know how to approach it.
22What happens if I do not want to do the club shows?
I get asked this all the time! DJing is not all about playing live and is the best creative outlet of all. If you want to learn to DJ, for fun, our course is your best bet and by no means are you obligated to play live. However there is loads of useful bonus material in the Club Pack including an Advanced Transitions Course. At the end of the course, if you decide that you want to play live, you can submit a mix for feedback and you may even surprise yourself and decide you want to play after all!
23Can I get a certificate when I finish the course?
Certainly. Once your mix has successfully passed you will be sent a certificate (on request). You will also be offered club shows.
24What’s the difference between the online course, the weekend intensive and the one on one classes?
All of our Club Ready DJ Courses cover the same material the only difference is the way you choose to learn. If you like the idea of doing the course in your own time in your own home go for the online course. If you like the idea of working in a group and meeting other like minded people choose the weekend intensives. If you wish to have personalised attention the one on one classes are your best bet.
Regardless of your preferred learning method all of our courses will get you club ready.
25Which learning method do you think is best?
Which learning method is the best for you:
Advantages of doing the Online Course
- Goes into more detail and is not limited by how much time we have with each other.
- Yours to keep forever, lifetime access.
- Do in your own time, on your own terms.
- Perfect for people that have their own equipment but need some guidance.
- Saves you going to classes and is considerably cheaper.
Advantages of doing the Weekend Intensives
- Learn how to DJ at a professional standard over 1 weekend.
- Perfect for people that want results fast.
- Working in a group and being around other DJs is really motivating.
- Great way to meet like minded people and make friendships.
- See instant results and build confidence.
Advantages of doing One on One Classes
- Personalised attention.
- Customise classes to your specific needs.
- Learn faster and master more material.
- Low stress environment.
- Teacher can more readily adapt to your communication style.