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As the demand for live music grows in the Caribbean and DJ Technology becomes more affordable, many enthusiasts are entering the field. While some have obtained formal training, many have learnt by trial and error and therefore require fundamental training; while others are desirous of improving their current technique. The DJ Workshop is designed to provide fundamental training in Disc Jockey techniques to hobbyists and those wishing to pursue a professional career in the field and are desirous of undergoing a formal training programme.

By the end of this course, students will:

  • Explain the theory underpinning the operation of various DJ technologies, without assistance.
  • Select appropriate equipment for DJ tasks, with minimal assistance.
  • Co-operate with peers on various class projects, with supervision.
  • Create DJ promotional materials at a level judged satisfactory by the instructor.
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Course Content:

  • Orientation and Overview of the Field
  • Introduction to DJ Technology and Equipment
  • Player Controls and Operations
  • Set-Up and Use DJ Equipment
  • Troubleshooting and Contingencies
  • Jog Wheel Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Scratching
  • Create Your Website & Radio Demo
  • Sourcing & Licensing your Music
  • Participants’ Showcase

Each student that completes our training and assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution. In addition to this, students may choose to pursue the Level 2 Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Live Sound Engineering by completing a portfolio and assessment process. The CVQ is an award by CARICOM and is recognized throughout the region. 

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Next Start Date: September 21st- October 30th, 2019

Meeting Times: Saturdays 10AM-1PM & Wednesdays 5:30-8:00PM

Hardware Requirements: All equipment is provided for this class.

Software Requirements: All software is provided for this class

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At DianJen we provide industry standard hardware and software for our students . Our facility is equipped with an acoustically treated recording studio with full Live Room for live recording demonstrations. We also have an assortment of microphones, mixing consoles and audio interfaces for demonstrations and classroom use.

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Chez AmunInstructor, The DJ Workshop
Intellect “Smarter Sound In Motion” is a professional Disc Jockey & MC. He has rocked stage shows featuring Kes, Price Roberts, Jah Cure, Sizzla, Rick Ross, Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas, Alkaline, Prophet Benjamin, Orlando Octave and Voice among others. He has also played at Weddings, yacht & boat rides, night clubs in New York, Miami, Houston, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago such as LIV, the Bank, Maracas, Mishun, Zen, Katra, Carnival City, shade, Club 77, Next, Celebs and Platinum.

Intellect has also played at festivals like Black 2 Blue, Fun In Soca, Mawnin Neighbour, Out in South, Chow Chow, Blocko, Baywatch, Sundown Island, Kalicharan & Tribe for Carnival Trinidad and Labour Day New York! He has performed with a range of technology, ranging from CDs using 2 disc man, a Stanton, Numark88 and then upgrading to Serato (scratch live, serato Dj). He is versatile on the decks & mic, selecting different genres to please the crowd, even pulling some unorthodox tracks which leaves the audience craving more.

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When You Join Our Family You Also Get

  • Free Learning Materials
  • Access to Our World Class Learning Management System
  • Ultra Modern Facilities
  • Guest Lectures
  • Access to Audio Journals & Magazines
  • Special Workshops & Seminars
  • Recording Opportunities
  • Live Sound Engineering Experience
  • Access to Internships and Practical Opportunities

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A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

  • Introduction and Overview of the Course
  • Brief History of DJing
  • The Role of a DJ
  • The Need for Headphones
  • The Development and Evolution of Turntable Technology
  • Industry Standards: Numark & Pioneer Systems
  • Software tools
  • Detailed look at the functions available on different players
  • Overview of main controls- Que, Play, Speed, Jug Wheel, Fader, BPM
  • Selection of Music- Students should create two (2) CDS each containing four (4) – eight (8) of the same songs.
  • Que, Play Juggle CDS.
  • 1,2,3,4…Play
  • Licensing Your Repertoire (COTT etc.)
  • Keep calm, Don’t Panic. (Player Malfunction)
  • Manipulating Signal Flow
  • Overview of ABS and Relative Mode
  • Serato Systems
  • Phrasing
  • Nudging Forward & Backward
  • Comparison of software
  • Plugins and Computers
  • Hand Positioning Techniques
  • The Baby Scratch- Forward, Reverse, Forward, Reverse
  • Drag, Scribble, Tear, Basic Fader Scratches
  • Slip Queing
  • Beat matching
  • Playlist Selection
  • Mixing Skills
  • Originality
  • Creating your online Presence
  • CV
  • Student Showcase
  • Advice on moving forward
  • Developing Your Personal Style
  • Guest Speakers
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Tuition Fees & Payment Plans

The DJ Workshop

$1650 TTDFull Course Tuition
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion
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Yes! All participants completing the programme and coursework assignments receive a Certificate of Completion from DianJen. Participants desirous of certification that is recognized throughout the Caribbean have the option of pursuing the Caribbean Vocational Qualification which is awarded by the National Training Agency.

Yes! You receive a $200 discount for full payment at registration. However, you can choose to make 2 payments- the first before the start of class and the second 3 weeks later. (See Tuition Fees & Payment Plan section)

It is possible that top performers from the class will have to opportunity to gain experience at different events that are happening during the course. Typical events include: Boat rides, Parties, Clubs etc.