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Advanced DJ Skills

Take your DJ skills to the next level

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Find out about our LA School, the programs we offer, and how we can help you follow your passion, make better music, and build the industry career you want. Each Open House includes a free expert masterclass and a chance to win Ableton Live worth $749.

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Come and meet our expert staff and find out more about our courses, industry connections, and state-of-the-art studios!

Overview

Our Advanced DJ Skills course will give you deeper insights into the best DJ techniques, digital software, and hardware options. You’ll discover advanced techniques in areas including sampling, scratching, finger drumming, and remixing. You'll also get tips for promoting your gigs, learn how to best prepare for live shows, and develop a final performance to help polish your brand and product as a professional DJ. This course builds upon the strong foundations introduced in our Essential DJ Skills and Creative DJ Skills courses.


This course is delivered in person at our brand-new campus in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. You'll learn on the latest industry tech in our Pioneer-sponsored DJ Studio, including the CDJ-3000, DJM-V10, CDJ-2000NXS2, DJM-900NXS2, XDJ-XZ, RMX-1000, and more. All enrolled students receive a free copy of Pioneer Rekordbox 6 worth $149 as well as a considerable discount on any Pioneer DJ devices you wish to purchase. You’ll also attend exclusive masterclasses from the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Laura Escude (Jay Z, Kanye West), Daddy Kev (Low End Theory) and Jimmy Mac (Lorde). Here at Point Blank, we make it our priority to connect you to the music industry as you begin your journey and engage you with free masterclasses, events, and networking opportunities. 

Spaces are limited to 16 students per class, so Enroll Now to guarantee your place!

Point Blank offers exclusive features and partner discounts to students in our LA School. Call a college Admissions Advisor now at (323) 594-8740 or Contact Us to get started!

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Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2023 2024
  • January 9 (Limited availability)
  • April 10 (Limited availability)
  • July 10 (Limited availability)
  • October 2
  • January 8
Weekly timetable 1 class per week. Daytime and evening sessions available. Contact us for details.
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I like the professionalism and discipline at Point Blank. My program has a very defined structure from the beginning to the end, and it gives me confidence that if I work and practice I can learn and be able to be a DJ. I'm lucky to have my teacher. Apart from being a pro and a very good DJ, he really knows the foundations of music and cares about his students. He doesn't miss a beat! He is always is there to answer everyone's questions with care and patience. And always with a smile, which I really appreciate! Congratulations on Point Blank's success. Thank you and keep up the hard work and your love for the music industry - it's contagious! - Miguel, DJ student

Expert Instructors

DJ Morsecode DJing

Nathaniel Morse was the winner of Redbull's first United States "3style" DJ battle in LA. He was awarded “Best DJ in LA” and then “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times in 2014 & 2015 respectively.

Dela Moon DJing

An organizer of the Moontribe Collective, dela Moon’s full-bodied drum & bass and halftime is a signature of the LA underground. She's played EDC, Boom, Rainbow Serpent, and is a DJ Mag “Emerging Artist You Need To Hear.”

Mecha Music Production & DJing

An Ableton Certified Trainer and Pioneer DJ Battle Championship winner, Mikhail Arce-Ignacio (Mecha) is a versatile producer, engineer, music director, DJ and live electronic performer.

DJ Arkitek DJing

Resident DJ at Studio Paris (Chicago), played alongside Snoop Dogg, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kaskade, Afrojack, A-Trak, and Nas. Mixes on air Saturday nights for 103.5 KISS FM on iHeartRadio.

DJ ShanLynn DJing

DJ ShanLynn is a DJ, VJ, and producer who mixes old school, pop, hip-hop, nu-disco, electronica, remixes, and mash-ups in her open-format sets. Her clients include Macy’s, ABC, Aveda, UMG, Forever 21, Loreal, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Markman Composition & Mixing

DJ Markman incorporates classic 90s House with futuristic R&B, UK Garage & Bassline. Ableton Certified, his live sets pay homage to the energy that made his heroes sets, artists like Adamski, Orbital and the Chems, so compelling.

Tuition

Fees
$2,395 payment in full
$50 reg fee + balance of $2,345
$50 reg fee + $820 per month
See details during the enrollment process. Monthly installment plans are subject to a 5% convenience fee which is already included in the price shown above.

Included with Course

Students in this program receive software included with tuition and enjoy exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 6 worth $149
  • Discount on Pioneer DJ equipment
  • 50% off MSRP on Native Instruments Komplete 14
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  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 40% off Ableton Push 2 Controller
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Recently nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, Tropical Reggaeton producer Bryan Dotel has had great success after graduating from PBLA, including amassing more than a million views on YouTube.

Cathleen Cher

Cathleen has been dancing all her life & already accomplished a bunch of amazing things while studying at PB. She toured with Kanye West as part of his creative team and is a DJ and classically trained pianist.

Travis Holcombe

PBLA Certificate student Travis is a KCRW DJ spinning lost un-classics, playful electronics, spine-snapping breaks and a quirky selection of mind-melting grooves by the pound. Served fresh weekly.

Gina Cat

PBLA graduate Gina holds residencies in top California night clubs, tours internationally & plays festivals around the world from Rhythm & Vines in New Zealand, to Soundwave Canada & Burning Man.

Kamel Omais

Kamel aka Dead-Tones is Guy Gerber’s protege, personal assistant and tour manager. Over Summer he is based in Ibiza as Rumours' main resident, and has releases on labels including Kindisch, Motek, Dialtones Records.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Loren Granic

Co-founder of 'A Club Called Rhonda', has organized parties in LA & beyond for the past 8 years. Known for its stylish crowd and underground vibe, Rhonda hosts up-and-coming DJs and artists alike.

FAQs

What equipment do I need to buy?

None at all! Every Point Blank student has access to their own fully-equipped workstation in class and during their practical studio work outside of class time. If you decide to purchase equipment for your own home studio, we will be happy to help you arrange student discounts from our leading industry partners including Apple, Ableton, Pioneer, Native Instruments, Serato, Izotope, Waves, and more.

When are the classes scheduled?

For each 10-week course within in this program, class meets once per week for 4 hours (with a 15-minute break included) at one of the following session times:

10:00am – 2:00pm (Morning Session)

2:30pm – 6:30pm (Afternoon Session)

7:00pm – 11:00pm (Evening Session)

Some programs contain up to 4 courses per quarter, so check the "Key Info" section on each program page to see how many classes you'll be attending each week. Classes are scheduled before the start of each quarter; call (323) 594-8740 for the most up-to-date information on scheduling and class availability. Our facilities are also open for student use seven days a week, giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

Do you provide housing accommodations?

Point Blank has partnered with Upstart Housing to provide our students with inexpensive and conveniently-located housing options in Silver Lake, Echo Park, East Hollywood, and more. Most of our housing locations include built-in recording studio spaces. There are many other options for student housing accommodations near Point Blank LA; please visit our Student Accommodation page for more info.

I work full-time. Can I enroll?

Yes. Classes are usually available in the evening and on weekends, and we will be happy to arrange a class schedule that works around your other professional commitments. Please check with an Admissions Officer to see what scheduling options are available by calling (323) 594-8740 or completing this form.

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