Introduction To D Jing With Rap Class

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Course Description

This 3-part workshop will focus on the basic understandings of operating and manipulating turntables, mixers, and a power amplifier (PA) in the context of creating a live DJ mix.

We will begin by introducing the basics behind these pieces of gear, both individually and their relationship to each other. Next, our focus will turn to practical listening as we work to comprehend rhythms and the ways our records work together to create a momentum of sound. These two basic tools of DJing – electronic hardware and human intuition – will be reconciled in the final session as we identify systems for sequencing records in a live setting.

We will discuss ways of training our bodies to react to our ears and translate those reactions to the turntable & mixer. Core concepts touched on include beat-matching, identifying tempos, and developing an identity as a dj based on each individual’s tastes and strengths.

Each week, in addition to the guided session, there will be a day of open equipment hours to practice the concepts that were taught in each class.


John Kammerle is a DJ and producer based in Portland, Oregon. John received a BA in Audio Engineering from the Evergreen State College in 2009. He currently works as a teacher at Ethos Music Center in North Portland with a focus on digital music composition and beat making for middle school students. John performs regularly in and around the Pacific Northwest under the moniker, Rap Class.


Introduction to DJing is a 3 part series with open deck nights included in cost of class. There will be 3 different sessions, June, July, and August. Students are not required to bring any material, but are encouraged to bring their own music on vinyl. You must be at least 16 years old to enroll. If you are a minor, please contact us for further instructions:

June Session
Monday June 6
Monday June 13
Monday June 20
Open Deck Nights: Wednesday June 8th, 15th, and 22nd

All Classes are from 6:30pm-8:30pm & Open Deck nights 6:30-8:00pm

July & August Sessions also available
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