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PBLA is fully equipped with Pioneer DJ gear

DJ Skills - Level 1

Develop the skills to become a DJ

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Overview

The 3-month DJ Skills - Level 1 course at Point Blank will teach you the most important modern DJ skills you’ll need to begin your career. You’ll cover techniques such as cueing, drop mixing, analog and digital DJing, beatmatching, EQ, back-to-back mixing, Rekordbox, and more. This college-level course is taught by leading DJs such as DJ Morse Code (voted “Best DJ in America” by the Sun Times) and Dela Moon (Moontribe Crew, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more). If you’re looking to get a first-class introduction to DJing, this course is for you.

This course offers flexible daytime, evening, and weekend class scheduling options.


This course is provided at our brand-new campus in LA's Miracle Mile neighborhood. You will be learning on the latest industry tech including Ableton Live, Push, Logic Pro, NI Komplete, and Pioneer DJ gear such as the CDJ-3000, DJM-V10, CDJ-2000NXS, XDJ-XZ, RMX-1000, and more. All students enrolling in this course are entitled to receive a copy of Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 6 worth $149. 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 save your spot!

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!

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • July 8 (Limited availability)
  • September 30 (Limited availability)
  • January 13
  • April 14
  • July 14
Weekly timetable

One 4-hour class each week for 10 weeks. Daytime, evening & weekend slots available. Contact us for details.

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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.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident Club DJ
  • Touring/Festival DJ
  • Radio DJ

  • Corporate DJ
  • Wedding DJ
  • Bar/Restaurant DJ

  • Mobile DJ
  • DJ Instructor
  • DJ for Artists

My DJ class was great! It gave me strong foundations and now I can beat match and string together mixes with ease. The class wasn’t too big so I got lots of one-on-one time. The highlight was completing and performing my own mix for the class, and then being asked to perform my set in public at Point Blank’s Open House! - Leia, DJ student

Global Alumni

Bryan Dotel

Latin Grammy Award nominee Bryan Dotel has had great success as a Tropical Reggaeton producer 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.

Tuition

Fees (US)
$2,545 payment in full
$100 reg fee + balance of $2,445
$100 reg fee + $895 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
  • 70% off Eventide plugins
  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 55% off Roland Cloud Ultimate

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 most 10-week courses within in this program, classes meet 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)

Musicianship and instrumental courses meet once per week for 2 hours each at similar times. Some programs contain up to 3 or 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 six to seven days a week (depending on the quarterly course schedule), giving you valuable studio time to make your music and reinforce your new skills outside of class sessions.

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