Scratch DJ Academy's mission is to provide education and access to the dynamic art form of the DJ and producer. Scratch lowers the barrier of entry to these crafts by providing access to amazing instructors, proven curriculum, state-of-the-art equipment, and scholarship opportunities. With over 15 course offerings, private lessons, and workshops, instruction is provided for DJs and producers of all interests, skill levels, and commitments.
Scratch provides a rich social community to promote the art form both locally at our academies and through our online networks. Offering practice space, community events, and specialization workshops Scratch grants an inspirational and informed environment that encourages individual growth as well as collaboration between individuals of all backgrounds. Our online networks serve as a resource for DJ tips, new music, popular trends, socio-cultural topics, and discussion among music lovers.
Great way to learn how to be a DJ! Great class schedules, and great instructors. We took classes just for the heck of it, and I'll tell you, I have a whole new respect for DJ's, that is a lot of work!
My husband and I just had a lesson with DJ Esquire. We know nothing about being a DJ and Esquire was great at breaking it down and making us feel comfortable. We had so much fun and we can't wait to go back for our next lesson. This would absolutely be a great idea for a group activity (team building, birthday party, etc.) or a date. Highly recommended!
If you are looking for a new experience or just something fun to do you gotta try this!! What a brilliant concept! DJs always look cool and you wonder how they do it?! Well, wonder no more. Came here with co workers and had a blast. They start by introducing you to the equipment then teach you different scratches. You have time to practice each one then you come together for a battle which is the fun part. They'll ask you to pick a DJ name so be ready!
Positives: - The instructor was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. He was approachable and very helpful with questions. - The material is great. Ableton Live is incredibly fun to work with. - When they had to reschedule one of the classes for a date that I couldn't make, they let me have a free private lesson. Negatives: They really don't have their act together. - The classroom was crammed... small and uncomfortable. There was no room to work on music production, as the workstations were already occupied by turn tables (which are not used in this class). One of the desks and one of the chairs were broken throughout the course. - To make matters worse, they somehow overbooked the class, so there were too many people crammed into this tiny awkward room. - Their co-ed bathroom door was broken throughout the course. They didn't seem to have any intention of fixing it. - They canceled one of the classes and rescheduled it for a different random day of the week. I had purposely scheduled my travel dates around this class, so this was beyond infuriating. - Since there was no room to work in the classroom, you couldn't follow along and try anything as it was being taught. Taking notes was difficult too, since there was no surface to write on. - There was a gap between the door and the wall, and the receptionist was often loudly chatting and laughing. You could hear everything that was going on in the other classroom, too. It was difficult to focus. - I talked to them about getting a refund, and they said I needed to talk directly to their IT department (seriously?) They didn't even seem to be curious about why I was interested in leaving the class. I would have gladly given them some constructive criticism instead of writing a public review, but here we are.
Great instructor and teaching assistants; just make sure you practice!
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