SSR - Summer School Series -  DJ Techniques - Summer School Series -  DJ Techniques

Summer School Series - DJ Techniques

DJ’ing is much like learning to play an instrument. It’s not just what you play but how you play it.

During this 5 day summer school course in Manchester, you will learn the art of DJ’ing and develop a solid grasp of the fundamental techniques that are required to become a superstar.

Over the week, you will get to use vinyl turntables, Pioneer CDJs and digital DJ’ing hardware and software systems such as Traktor Scratch, learning how to mix and beatmatch records together to create a unique set.

The course also includes an introduction to turntablism and scratching, adding creative elements to your set to help you stand out from the crowd. How about mixing in some effects such as loops, doubles and filters?

Professional DJ’ing takes some time and a lot of dedication, but our expert DJ tutors will show you all the basic techniques you need to get you started. Let us advise you on suitable equipment if you are looking to build your own setup, or which good second hand gear to look out for.

We’ll also guide you in promoting yourself as an artist, where to find and how to catalogue your music, and how to get gigs.

  • Vinyl, CD and digital DJ'ing
  • Cueing and beatmatching
  • Introduction to scratching and turntablism
  • Effects and loops
  • DJ Mixers and filtering
  • Creating a set
  • Self promotion and finding gigs
If you have any questions about the course or would like to discuss group bookings, please contact Daniel Buxton on 0161 276 2119 or email


If you complete an SSR Summer School course, the fee you pay will be discounted from the price of any SSR Industry series course for which you subsequently enrol.

Please contact us for further information on how to claim this discount.
Qualification – SSR Short Course Certificate
Duration – 5 days (non residential)
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Daytime
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