DJ & Beat Making will get anyone excited about music, especially those who may be reluctant to learn a 'traditional' instrument, while still reinforcing basic music concepts like rhythm and music theory!
DJ is the art of mixing songs together, making remixes, smoothly transitioning between songs, and a technique called "scratching" that basically turns a sound or song into a percussion instrument. In DJ lessons students will learn all about different music fundamentals like rhythms and grooves, song structure & form, melody, and phrasing. Scratching techniques will develop hand-eye coordination, listening skills, and rhythmic phrasing and improv.
An intro DJ controller costs about $200 which is very similar to a piano, guitar, or drum-set you would buy for "traditional" lessons.
Beat-Making AKA Music Production is the art of creating beats and songs from scratch using software programs called DAW's. The most common DAW is called Garageband, and comes FREE on any apple computer, phone, or iPad, which will get anyone through the first several months of lessons. If you have a windows computer there are several free and low cost programs to get started on. Even once you outgrow these free programs, professional DAW's only cost anywhere from $100-400, so still comparable to buying an instrument. Beat-making requires students to learn rhythms, phrasing, melodies, and chord progressions.
We can focus on only DJ or only Beat-Making as requested, you don't have to do both.
DJ & Beat Making Lessons (Ages 7+)