Dark Mountain Music

DJ LESSONS CALGARY

Learn to DJ with Dark Mountain Music’s private DJ lessons in Calgary. Choose your preferred lesson length, location, and availability. Lets unleash your inner disc jockey on an adventure that’s tailored just for you!

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WHAT YOU GET

Personalization

We focus on YOUR goals. Our team of professional DJ teachers will ensure that you’re hitting them in no time!

Convenience

Choose your location: at home, an instructor’s home studio near you in the Calgary area, or learn to DJ online! No more rush hour commutes to the music studio.

Safe & Qualified Instructors

Rest easy. Your DJ instructor has passed a thorough background check and hold a music degree, diploma, or RCM education.

No Contracts or Agreements

We get it, things change! That’s why we have no long term or semester agreements. Take your DJ lessons as long as you’d like!

Anajane Anderson
Anajane Anderson
2024-07-04
I am thrilled to share my experience with my teacher, Lyra. She is amazing and a truly great teacher. Lyra has a wonderful personality and always listens to my needs, making our lessons engaging and productive. I feel fortunate to have her as my teacher and highly recommend her to anyone seeking a supportive and effective learning experience. Shes also a talented artist!!!!!
Tara Bohle
Tara Bohle
2024-06-06
My 3 kids and I have been with Dark Mountain Music for almost 2 years now and absolutely love it! I'm always referring friends so I figured it's about time I left a review! lol The instructor is amazing and makes each lesson engaging and enjoyable. We take singing, piano and guitar lessons. Plus most recently music production. It's great that we can add or change instruments as we go without having to change studios or companies etc.. because they teach them all here. I also like that he comes to us for lessons instead of me having to drag my kids around. Super convenient that way. I've heard from many friends who are with other companies, that their younger kids don't enjoy piano lessons cause they're forced to work on classical music, but you get to play what you love here. You pick the songs to work on. Like my boys are learning video game music and current alternative music. Which is really cool to see and hear converted to the piano. I can't ever see us leaving Dark mountain music!
Amy B.
Amy B.
2024-03-24
I have been taking singing lessons with the absolutely amazing Julia for almost a year now and my experience has been wonderful! Julia is a fantastic teacher. I have grown so much in my time with her and I'm looking forwarded to continuing to push my vocal boundaries with her help. I recently started piano with her as well and I'm loving every minute. Julia is professional, patient, and most importantly, inspiring. My lessons are my favourite day of the week.
Mehak Kaul
Mehak Kaul
2023-10-18
My experience with Dark Mountain Music’s Ukulele lessons has been the best! My instructor’s super passionate, skilled, and supportive. I highly recommend their lessons for anyone seeking to improve their musical skills!!
Louise MacPherson
Louise MacPherson
2023-08-22
I am very happy with this company. I have Julia Bolden she is a very good person she is patient and very knowledgeable. I am retired and I very appreciative of her patience with me. Thank you Julia.
Eric Huang
Eric Huang
2023-08-21
My daughter has been taking vocal lessons with Chancé Snethun for about a month and loves it. She's excited for every lesson and it's been great seeing her pick up new skills
Jaime M
Jaime M
2023-08-16
Julia is so great! As an adult learner I was worried about not being quick like the kids. Julia is very patient with me and if she's frustrated she never, ever shows it!! Daniel runs an excellent business. Very professional and quick, open communication. 10/10 recommend.
Ursula Rieu
Ursula Rieu
2023-08-16
Julia Borden is a wonderful teacher. She is patient and very talented
Dillon Forde
Dillon Forde
2023-08-16
I LOVE Dark Mountain Music! I get to see Julia for voice lessons and she has helped me so much with my confidence and ability to sing again! I had taken a year off from singing due to health related things and I was definitely nervous to start again but she was so kind and encouraging and made it a very fun hobby for me to enjoy again! Thank you Julia!!
aldin bajric
aldin bajric
2023-08-02
Amazing company, very professional and thorough teaching. Highly recommended
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Private DJ Lessons

Trusted by 100+ families and aspiring musicians in Calgary

30-minutes

online OR
instructors home

$39/lesson

In-Home

$49/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

45-MINUTES​

online OR
instructors home

$49/lesson

In-Home

$59/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

60-minutes

online OR
instructors home

$59/lesson

In-Home

$69/lesson

Discounts available for multiple students in the same home and lessons beyond 60-minutes! One-time registration fee of $49 per family, only due upon the second lesson.

faq

What equipment do I need for DJ lessons?

DJing doesn’t have to break the bank. It all depends on your budget and personal preferences.

All you need is a laptop so you can run DJ software. If you get a bit creative, you can totally get the hang of mixing and blending tracks without splurging on extra gear like DJ controllers, speakers, or turntables right away. If you’re looking to start with some more equipment right away, we can assist you in finding affordable purchase or rental options!

Can I choose the genre of music I want to learn to DJ?

With our DJ lessons, you have the freedom to choose the genre of music that speaks to you. Whether it’s electronic dance music (EDM), hip-hop, house, techno, or any other genre, choosing what resonates with you can truly shape your style. By focusing on any specific genre, you’ll dive deep into its unique structures, techniques, and culture. However, if you are interested in becoming a paid professional in the music industry, we do recommend learning to mix as many genres as you can.

What topics are covered in the DJ lessons?

In our DJ lessons, you’ll learn essential skills such as beat matching, mixing, music theory, cueing, and using effects. You’ll also dive into some genre-specific techniques, brush up on your performance skills, learn a bit about recording and editing. All geared towards helping you find your own style whether you want to be a paid proffessional or a hobbyist. We’re all about customizing each lesson to fit your goals and dreams, making sure you get the most personalized guidance and instruction possible.

Are online DJ courses any good?

At Dark Mountain Music, we highly prioritize in-person lessons. This way, your instructor can offer instant, hands on feedback as DJing can have a lot of twists and turns (literally). However, we do also recognize that it isn’t always feasible. That’s why, like most DJ schools, we offer high-quality online learning alternatives to ensure accessibility for all aspiring DJs.

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WHY LEARN TO DJ?

MUSIC APPRECIATION

DJing nurtures musical appreciation by immersing individuals in the intricacies of rhythm, melody, and structure, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for various genres and styles through hands-on interaction with music.

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POTENTIAL INCOME

DJing is one of the highest paying professions in the music industry! While beginners may start with modest earnings, experienced DJs can earn substantial income from club residencies, private events, festivals, music production, merchandise sales, lessons, and sponsorships.

MEMORY IMPROVEMENT

DJing can improve memory as DJs often need to remember song structures, cue points, BPMs, and audience preferences, enhancing cognitive skills over time. All that brainpower you’re using can actually help improve your overall memory with regular practice. Keep at it, and you’ll see some real improvement over time.

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PERFORMANCE SKILLS

DJing is all about honing those performance skills through structured guidance and hands-on practice. You’ll dive into beat matching, mixing, and even how to connect with a crowd. All will refine your stage presence, boost your confidence, and make sure you’re adaptable to any performance setting.

Contact us

Get ready to kickstart your musical journey. Contact us now for the best DJ lessons Calgary has to offer. Our roster of highly skilled and passionate DJ instructors are here to make music education fun!

Interested in mixing your favourite hip-hop classics? Dream of headlining a festival one day? We’ve got the DJ course for you.

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