How to become a DJ

* All classes are taught at the Raw Dog home recording studio in Leander, TX.  Zoom or Google Meet classes are available but in-person in preferred.

Beginner - $10/session

This is the place to begin (hence the name).  In this class, you will learn about the gear needed, how to make it all work, where to get music, choosing your style, and what to expect in the "life of a DJ".

It may seem glamorous to a lot of people but being a DJ takes a lot of discipline, knowledge, and time.  

Intermediate - $15/session

Once you have the basics of how everything works, you are ready to learn how to perform.  This is where you will learn how to read your crowd and how to build an almost perfect playlist to keep everyone dancing up to the last minute.

You will also learn how and where to advertise and how to start and grow your business.

Advanced - $25/session

This is probably the class you really want to get to!  This is where we teach how to beatmix to perfection.  A lot of gear now-a-days does this automatically for you but it's based on formulas and algorithms.  As a performing DJ, you need to read the crowd in order to choose the right song with the right break and know when to come in with it in order to make everyone go nuts!  It's an art and it needs to be crafted.  We'll teach you how to practice and give you some tips and tricks on taking it over the top.

What type of DJ are you!

Determining what type of DJ you want to be is the first and most important step.

There are many different types of DJs:







You can choose to be one or all of these but you have to be willing to take it one step at a time.

Becoming a DJ can be the most rewarding choice you might ever make.  There's just no comparison to the feeling of having hundreds, if not thousands, of people dancing and responding to... you!


There's a lot of pressure and discipline that comes with that but when done right, you can become a great experience for people to remember for the rest of their lives.

These classes will prepare you for entering the world of entertainment and how to make your business grow.


  • EDM


  • EDM Music


  • EDM DJ


  • DJ Gear


  • Dance Mixes

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