As music continues to evolve, we will continue to evolve with it. Beginning in 2019, Axis Music Academy will be bringing in professional DJs to teach live mixing. Our first offering is a ten week course with Grammy award-winner DJ Head (see below) at our West Bloomfield academy.

Course Description:

DJ 101 includes hands-on instruction from veteran Detroit musician DJ Head. 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 a short set and have the foundation and capabilities to build on their newfound knowledge.


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.

Additional Details:

DJ 101 will initially be offered on Tuesdays between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm beginning on Jan. 8th at our West Bloomfield academy only. Each lesson will be 60 minutes.
Students reserve their time on a first-come, first-serve basis with full payment required upon registration. Don’t wait or it may be too late!
DJ 101 costs $600.00 for ten weeks of 60 minute private lessons with DJ Head.

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.