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Blended Beats DJ School provides a range of Classes, Courses and Private tuition into the world DJ'ing, Electronic Music Production, MC'ing & DMX Lighting. Originally set up in 2007 through Degraaf Entertainment as a means of recruiting new DJs for their events, Blended Beats DJ school quickly grew following the technological advancements that have made DJing affordable to everyone and now exclusively caters for the demand for DJ tuition.

Located at 65 Prestige Parade Wangara, in Perth Western Australia, the studio hosts an array of Vinyl, CD and Digital DJing platforms from industry recognised brands such as Technics, Pioneer, Numark & Native Instruments and caters for popular DJ programs like Serato DJ, Traktor, Rekordbox, Virtual DJ & Ableton Push for students to learn on. Students can also bring their own equipment and patch into our in-house PA system . With a range of DJ Courses, Producing Courses, MC & Lighting courses available, there is one for the complete beginner to the seasoned professional. Classes & private lessons are held with full time DJ Michael de Graaf aka DJ Degraaf, who has 16 year's experience playing at numerous events and popular clubs including Mullaloo Beach Hotel, Newport Hotel, Sorrento Quay Annual Fireworks, and many more.

Students will learn all the fundamental techniques that are required to DJ and seamlessly blend two tracks together. These include: Song Structure, Cue Points, Levels & EQs, Cross-Fading & Scratching Techniques and Loops & Effects. We also offer DMX lighting courses, which involve the programming of multiple lighting fixtures to create custom lighting scenes, chases and shows.

Available 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm by appointment. Classes, Courses & Private Lessons are suited to anyone over the age of 8. We also offer the hire of our facilities for private parties/workshops and can cater for schools, corporate, and community events off sight.

With gift certificates available online, providing the ultimate present is only a click away.

For more information email us in the contact us section or give us a call on 08 6201 3432 or txt 0408 945 132

courses

DJ Intro Lesson

90m DJ lesson suited for the complete beginner & bedroom DJ. Learn the basics techniques required to DJ. No Equipment or experience required. Available to new students only, Limit one per person

$120 one person, $150 two persons

Private Classes

$80 per hour

Beat Blending Basics - 5 Week Course

Designed for all experience levels. Learn the fundamental techniques involved into mixing two tracks together using club standard DJ equipment or BYO. Private Tuition each session is 2hrs long. 

Course Outline:

  • W1: Equipment Overview, DJing on CDJs, Cue Points & Song Structure, Beat Matching, Basic Mixing
  • W2: Beat alignment, Jog Wheel Control, Head Phone Mixing, Song Selection, Sync, Beat Grids
  • W3: Digital DJing, Prepare 15m Set, Mixing Techniques, Levels & EQs, 
  • W4: Song Transitions, Looping & Effects, Practice Set
  • W5: Record 15m mix

Access All Areas - 5 Week course 

Try a little bit of everything and experience the different platforms the DJ indusrty has to offer

Course Outline:

  • W1: CD DJing on Pioneer CDJ decks
  • W2: USB Djing & Rekord Box Software
  • W3: Digital DJing with Serato  
  • W4: Digital DJing with Traktor 
  • W5: Vinyl DJing with Serato Scratch

Intermediate DJ Techniques - 5 Week Course

  • W1: Headphone Mixing, Beat Alingment, Song Structure
  • W2: BPM Tranistions, Genre Changes, Loops & Effects
  • W3: Advanced EQ techniqes, Buildups & Breakdowns
  • W4: Scratching, Turntable Control, Mixing & Cutting techniqes
  • W5: Signal Flow, levels & Fault Finding, Advanced Effects

Career DJ Course - 8 Weeks

  • 1: Duties of a DJ, Library Management, Music Preparation & Flow, Equipment Setup, 
  • 2: Fault Finding, Volume Levels, EQs, Compressors, Mono/Stereo, Bitrates, Headphone Mixing, Booth Monitors & Delay Stacks
  • 3: Microphone Control, MC vocal training, crowd reading
  • 4: Genre, Energy & BPM Transitions
  • 5: Pioneer Rekordbox software using USB and HID Link, Mid Set DJ Change Over
  • 6: Traktor & Serato Scratch
  • 7: Library Management and Set Programming & DJ Etiquette
  • 8: Live Recording

This course comes complete with 8hrs private tuition and on the job training into DJing as a Career. Learn How to read a crowd, manage your music, MC, Fault Find and much more over the course of 4 to 6 months depending on season. Students will be given the opportunity to join a professional DJ at events, whilst slowly building their music library, experience and confidence until such stage they are playing on their own. Successful students may offered a job through Degraaf Entertainment performing at a wide variety of events.

MC & Song Writing Course 

This 10hr MC Course can be done in 1 and 2hr blocks a week. Students will have the tools and tuition availible to write lyrics, create a beat, mix and record a song, promo photos and videos

DMX lighting Workshop

3hr course covers how to set up, design and programme DMX lighting fixtures to create custom scenes & Lightshows

Scratch Course

Learn how to scratch on Vinyl, CD & Digital decks with our 3hr scratching workshop 

Monthly DJ Mixup

Join in the mix at our popular Monthly Mixup Night. Suitable for experienced DJs only, join in the fun as we set a BPM and up to 6 DJs mix in and out of each other to create truly unique mashup. 3hr group class. Maximum class size of 10

Beat Blending Birthdays & Corporate Workshops

Looking for a cool birthday idea?. Have your birthday at Blended Beats DJ School and get behind some decks with all your friends in this fun 2hr workshop with a professional instructor.

Gift Vouchers

Please contact us on 62013432 or 0408945132 or email to purchase

instructors

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Michael de Graaf

Wangara Studio

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Jannes Esterhysen

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Chad Cooper

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Rob Steere

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