As music continues to evolve, we will continue to evolve with it. Axis Music Academy is now offering DJ 101 courses not found anywhere else.

Course Description:

DJ 101 includes hands-on instruction from a legendary Detroit DJ. The curriculum will cover the history of DJing (specifically Detroit’s contribution), equipment setup, BPM, song structure, blending, beat matching, harmonic mixing and more. By the end of the program, students will be able to mix music live and have the foundation and capabilities to build on their newfound knowledge.

Requirements:

Students will need to bring a laptop computer with a pre-loaded DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) preferably Ableton, Serato, Pro Tools or Logic and a controller. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you’d like more details and/or recommendations.

Details:

DJ 101 is currently offered with DJ Head on Tuesdays between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm at our West Bloomfield academy and with DJ Pontchartrain on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at our Birmingham academy. Each one-on-one lesson lasts 60 minutes and we have 10-week programs available for $600.00 or you can purchase individual sessions for $70 each.

DJ Head

Grammy Award Winning, Diamond Certified (RIAA) Producer/Programmer
DJ Head aka Kevin Bell may be best known for his role as the rap battle DJ in the film 8 Mile, but his contributions to Detroit music go far, far beyond that. Kevin produced multiple tracks on the Eminem albums “Slim Shady LP”, “The Marshall Mathers LP”, “The Eminem Show”, and “Encore”. He has also produced tracks for hip hop superstars Jay-Z, Funkmaster Flex, Xzibit, and Obie Trice. Kevin’s film resume includes work on the movie soundtrack for both Suicide Squad and Despicable Me 2. Kevin also works with various media outlets and musicians licensing music while being one of the most in-demand DJs for music venues and events throughout metro Detroit.
DJ Pontchartrain

A&R for House Music Production Company Whiskey Disco
For the last 12 years, the way that Detroit-based DJ Pontchartrain has approached music, is centered around two things – learning and sharing. The result has been an interesting change up from the status quo of what comes out of the motor city. Heavily funk-infused and sample-laden original productions, edits and reworks that border on brand new versions of the track, and sets that string together a wide array of sounds that all center around the idea that dancing and feeling music are the main goals.