Want to be a DJ?
Here are a few institutes and academies in the Capital where you can pursue a course in DJing.
The Sound Foundations
The faculty at this school includes renowned DJs from Delhi. They teach different styles and genres to the students. DJ Sandeep, the director of the school, who also gives training to the students, says, “Our school is affiliated to Electro Logic — a music production school in France.
We have trainers from France coming over to take various workshops.” Students are also sent to France at the end of each academic year. They can secure a certificate after the completion of their course by giving a practical exam.
Where: 258, Lane 3, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket
Fee: Rs15,000 to Rs 25,000
Urbantic School of DJ's
This school specialises in turntablism, the art of using one or more turntables and mixers to create a musical piece or to manipulate sounds. They also teach music production that involves recording, choosing the instruments and the process of song arrangements. The curriculum is designed in a way that it caters to various styles and genres of music.
Students here are provided with a certificate after completion of the course, with an additional opportunity to give three live performances in Delhi pubs and clubs or events. The course duration is anywhere between 15 days to three months.
Where: 47, Pusa Road
Fee: Rs 25,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh
Sound of Soul DJ & Production Academy
Established in 2007, the academy has two courses to offer — beginners and advanced. No specific educational qualifications are required to join these courses. The two hour class at the academy gives the students the liberty of choosing between weekend classes or classes on alternate days. “Anyone can opt for these courses. We don’t have an age criteria. Also, you don’t need any specific kind of education for a course like this,” says Saurabh Sikri, the owner of Sound of Soul DJ & Production Academy.
“Our staff comprises of professional DJs. We also have visiting faculty from abroad that take workshops with our students,” he adds. A certificate is provided after the completion of the course.
Where: G-2, Basement, South Ex -2
Fee: Rs 20,000 to Rs 36,000
Skratch DJ Academy
Here, you can choose from three different courses — basic DJing, skratching and digital DJing. Students are required to give one theory and one practical exam to get a certificate in the course.
After this, they are sent to various events as opening DJs. Scholarships are also provided and deserving students are absorbed by the academy on a contractual basis of one year.
Where: Daryacha Building, third floor, Hauz Khas Village
Fee: Rs 15,000 to Rs 30,000
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