Dubspot LA: Kids DJ / Producer Program w/ DJ Shortee and Brian Koolis

At Dubspot we believe in opening the doors to musical exploration for young people. Our Kids DJ / Producer program can teach your child the basics of mixing, scratching, turntablism, and music production. The Kids DJ / Producer Program kicks off at Dubspot LA on April 1st!

Kids DJ / Producer Program

Our Kids DJ / Producer Program is a fun educational program where kids learn about music by studying DJing and electronic music production. Our young students get a hands-on and interactive tour of mixing music with Serato DJ software and CDJ digital turntables, as well learn basic production techniques to produce their own beats and sounds with Ableton Live. Each student is encouraged to express their creativity as they learn the fundamentals of modern performance and composition at an exciting studio center that would make pro grown-ups jealous! Learn more here.

The Kids DJ / Producer Program is a two-part educational program that includes both of the youth courses offered by Dubspot:

Hit the Decks: DJing for Kids

In this five week program kids will learn the basics of turntablism, mixing, and scratching using essential DJ equipment with hands-on, guided experience. the latest technology for DJs. At the end of this unique curriculum, students will come away with their own recorded mix and fuller understanding of the fundamentals involved in DJing. Learn essential DJ equipment with hands-on, guided experience, learn to handle, play, and mix music. Learn more here.

Beat Generation: Music Production for Kids

Go beyond just listening and and build confidence in your artistic skills! This ten week course exposes kids to the creative art of music production using the latest tools and technology with Ableton Live. Kids will learn to make their own music and leave with copies of their first original productions and a remix. This extensive course explores music and introduces kids some of today’s leading music creation tools used to craft their own productions in a positive environment. Learn more here.

Classes Start Soon!

Hit the Decks: DJing for Kids

Start: May 6, 2015
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Duration: 5 weeks

Beat Generation: Music Production for Kids

Start: May 16, 2015
Days: Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Duration: 5 weeks


Meet Our Highly Talented Instructors

DJ Shortee

“Within the ever crowding DJ/Producer genre, Shortee’s versatility & musical prowess stands out. With her compelling musicianship she has created a turntable style all her own & has grown from obscurity to acclaim” URB

Recognized as one of the most diverse & technically skilled DJs in the world, SHORTEE‘s 18+ year career is highlighted by an unparalleled series of firsts. Named “Queen of the Scratch World” by DJ Times, Shortee has been described as the “World’s Premier Female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation and her unique contribution to the art of DJing earned her a spot as the only female DJ featured in Doug Pray’s critically acclaimed movie SCRATCH. Shortee has produced countless releases on numerous labels in multiple genres, appearing solo and with partner DJ Faust (Faust & Shortee aka Urban Assault). Co-founder of labels Heavy Artillery Recordings & 5 Star Records, her skills as a DJ & Producer have earned her acclaim in countless publications including Rolling Stone, Spin, DJ Times, Urb and Remix as well as licensing features airing on networks such as NBC, ESPN, MTV & HBO. There are few DJs that are truly respected globally in such a wide variety of genres as Shortee. She spins everything from House, Dubstep, Drumstep, Drum & Bass, Glitch Hop, Trap, Breaks, Hip Hop, Top40, Mash Up, Funk, Soul and Rock. Her fast paced mixing style, expert scratching skills and energetic stage presence has made her one of the most in demand DJs touring worldwide in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa & the Middle East. In addition to being a veteran globetrotter, Shortee has also made the rounds on the silver screen, starring in an countless documentary movies as well as TV appearances including NBC’s “Hip Hop Nation”, The Tyra Banks Show, and commercials including Sony PSP and Toyota. It is impossible to paint a complete picture of an ever evolving artist like Shortee with words alone so visit her website for more info, social media links, music, videos, tour dates & free downloads.

www.djshortee.com | www.urbanassaultmusic.com | www.heavyartilleryrecordings.com | www.voicesbyshannon.com | www.shannonames.com

Brian Koolis

Dubspot Instructor and Native Instruments Traktor Product Specialist, Brian Koolis, a.k.a. Kooli, is a classically trained musician who started playing piano at the age of 6. Born and educated in Connecticut, Brian attended private schools where his musical accomplishments and hard work led to his receiving scholarship awards from five competitive college music programs. He studied at Dickinson College to pursue a traditional music degree in performance and composition. He soon discovered that his real passion was electronic music production and DJing. Brian attended Dubspot Electronic Music Production and DJ School, where he was able to hone his DJ and music production skills. Brian is now a Traktor product specialist and an instructor at Dubspot.


Free Instructional Videos by DJ Shortee

Check out a few lessons from DJ Shortee’s “Spin Now: The DJ Starter Handbook” Book/DVD set released w/ Hal Leonard Publishing.

DJ Shortee | Release Scratch

DJ Shortee | Baby Release Combo

DJ Shortee | Beat Matching: Using Manual Adjustments

DJ Shortee | Mixing: Simple Blend

DJ Shortee | Mixing: Basic EQ Mix


Dubspot DJ Extensive Program

DJ Extensive Program

Register today!

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato and Traktor.

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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