DJ Lessons in McLean
Want to become a master DJ? Beat Refinery® DJ lessons and classes offer everything you need. Whether you’re an experienced DJ or it’s your first time on the turntables, we’ll help you unlock your potential as an artist!
Beat Refinery combines practical and artistic training for aspiring DJs and producers. We can teach you how to master the turntables, as well as industry leading software like Serato and Ableton Live.
At the same time, you can learn how to match beats, mix songs, and craft your own hits! Our instructors also offer tips and advice on how to build a unique sound, land your first gigs, and develop your image.
Whether you’re signing up for one-on-one DJ lessons or enrolling in our group classes, we can help you build and refine your sound! Class duration ranges from 30 to 60 minutes.
Private DJ Lessons
Our private DJ lessons are a perfect entry point for first-time DJs. They’re also a great way for amateur DJs to learn new skills from the pros.
By signing up for weekly private lessons, you’ll get one-on-one instruction from an experienced DJ or producer. We tailor these lessons for each student’s existing skills and experience level.
We currently offer our lessons both in-person and online.
This way, new DJs can learn basics, like how to operate their turntables and successfully match beats. Meanwhile, more experienced DJs can hone their mixing, scratching, and beat making skills.
Group DJ Classes
In Beat Refinery group classes, you can learn to master the turntables with other aspiring DJs. We offer courses in mixing, scratching, and beat making, as well as beginner classes.
All of our DJ classes are taught by experienced DJs and producers. Our class size ensures each student gets direct instruction, with curriculum adjusted to their skill level.
Beat Making 101 is available to ages 8+, while our mixing, scratching, and beat making classes are open to ages 10+.
In Beat Making 101, we offer beginner DJ lessons for aspiring DJs and producers. This class teaches students the basics of music production. Students learn to create music using BandLab for Education, an award-winning program that simplifies music production for students.
Mixing is a critical part of every DJ’s skill set. Our DJ mixing lessons start with fundamental skills, followed by lessons on basic, intermediate, and advanced mixing techniques.
From beat matching and phasing to mash-ups and loops, Beat Refinery builds a strong foundation for DJs in training.
Scratching is one of the important and useful skills in a DJ’s arsenal. Our DJ scratching lessons include basic scratches as well as techniques like phasing, doubling, and echoing.
Experienced students can skip ahead to advanced scratching classes, making this program ideal for both beginners and experienced DJs.
Music Production Classes
With Beat Refinery’s music production course, you can take your skills into the producer’s booth! Our music production classes use Ableton Live, a leading program with pro musicians and producers.
These classes will teach you how to master Ableton Live’s software. At the same time, we’ll show you how to craft your own beats and produce studio-quality songs!
Our online workshops cover topics like music production and DJing techniques. In our music production workshops, students get an introduction to software like Pro Tools, Ableton, and BandLab. In our DJ workshops, we cover topics like sampling, scratching, and livestreaming.
Let the Beat Drop at Bach to Rock!
Ready to unleash your sound on the world? Get started today with Beat Refinery and build your skills! Our instructors provide a strong foundation of technical skills. At the same time, we’ll help you develop your own unique style and sound in the DJ booth!
Get started with Beat Refinery DJ lessons today! Sign up online or contact Bach to Rock® for details on schedules and pricing.
The Beat Refinery program is only available at select Bach to Rock locations. Contact your local music school to check available lessons and classes.