Beat Refinery DJ Lessons

Available at select B2R locations only.

Check out our Locations page and check off the DJ Classes Available box to find your closest Beat Refinery.

DJ Lessons, Classes & Programs

Over the past decade, DJ culture has emerged from a mostly underground activity to revolutionize every genre of music in just about every part of the world. Millions are playing DJ Hero and thousands more are learning the real thing. Celebrities like Madonna, Will I. Am (Black Eyed Peas) and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) are getting into the game at events from New York to LA. From hip hop parties in the suburbs to center city dance clubs to techno raves on campus, DJs are spinning and mixing and recording for audiences young and old. It would not be a stretch to say that DJs are the life of the party from Berlin to the Bahamas to Bejing. Now, aspiring DJs can learn and hone their craft right here at Bach to Rock.

DJ Mixing Program

The foundation to being a good DJ is your ability to mix, blend and program songs cleanly alongside creatively.  The Beat Refinery DJ Mixing Program is this foundation, designed to progress students from the entry level, to the fundamentals, and finally to advanced mixing skills.  After completing all the levels of the DJ Mixing Program, you will be well on your way to whatever kind of DJ career or artistic path you desire. No matter what level you’re at... read more.

Scratching Program

After completing DJ Mixing Level 1, you can enter the Beat Refinery Scratching Program where you will sharpen your scratching skills.  Using Beat Refinery's unique scratch notation, instructional videos and your instructor’s knoweldge, you will perfect each scratch and learn to incorporate it into your mix.  No matter what level you’re at... read more.

Music Production

Ableton Live has quickly become an industry favorite among producers and musicians alike. It is a user friendly loop based software used as an instrument for live performances, as well as a music sequencer / DAW for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering.  The Beat Refinery Music Production classes will help you develop the necessary skills to use Ableton Live in any way you choose... read more.

Private DJ Lessons

Does our group class schedule not blend with yours? Are you more comfortable with 1 on 1 instruction? Beat Refinery offers private lessons at all of our locations. We offer private lessons in DJ Mixing, Scratching, and Music Production. Pick a time that is convenient for you and we will get you linked up with an instructor. Schedule one lesson one lesson at a time, or a pack of four. Choose individual lessons and DJ while registering online or contact us for more information.


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What Our Customers Think

“I saw a write-up in the Washington Post about Beat Refinery, and signed up for classes that day. I’ve had my turntables for a long time, but hadn’t really been able to do anything with them. I came into the class with low expectations – not for the content of the course, but for my ability to perform the material. I spoke with one of the instructors about my personal concerns with my ability to DJ and that I felt like I was fighting a losing battle. He told me that I am selling myself short, and he was absolutely right. I didn’t think I could do any of it until he broke down the basics for us, and it felt like a light bulb went off in my head. I knew I could do it. Before long I was able to beat-match, mix, baby scratch, determine how many bars were in a song’s intro, and how to drop in a track on cue. On the first day of class, they told us that what we’ll learn and be able to do in 6 weeks will be knowledge and skill that took them years to get. Coming up on the end of the class I believe them.”