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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How much do DJ classes in Auckland cost?
    The cost of DJ classes in Auckland can vary depending on factors like the school, course duration, and whether it's a group class or private lesson. At Industry DJ School you can expect to pay anywhere from NZ$108 per hour for group DJ classes and NZ$120 per hour for private DJ lessons.
  • Can I enroll in beginner DJ classes even if I have no prior experience?
    Yes, our beginner DJ classes are designed to accommodate individuals with no prior experience. Our curriculum includes providing a comprehensive introduction to the basics of DJing, including equipment operation, music selection, beatmatching, sctaching and mixing techniques. Enrolling in our DJ classes will provide a structured learning environment that caters to all beginners, fosters community, and helps them build a strong foundation in DJing.
  • Is there a flexible schedule for working professionals or students?
    Yes, lessons can be customised to suit your schedule, daytime and evening slots available.
  • What styles of music are covered in the DJ lessons?
    Beginner lessons are based on a variety of music styles from house to disco, hiphop & drum & bass. Block courses and individual lessons can be customised to suit your preferred musical style.
  • Will I receive a certificate upon completing the DJ program?
    Yes! a certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion along with a high quality recording of your first Dj mix.
  • Is there a performance opportunity or a recital at the end of the program?
    Yes the all the students get to complete the course and show off their skills with an in studio performance and audio recording of their first ever mix. Selected students (depending on music style) also get to perform live either online or in real life at one of our partner venues around the Ponsonby area.
  • Are there any additional costs, such as course materials or textbooks?
    No Hidden costs. Streaming services are included giving you access to unlimited music. You also have the option to rent DJ Controllers for home use.
  • Are there any discounts or promotions for enrolling in multiple courses?
    Yes, we have discounts available when you join with a friend, and also if you enroll in a 3 levels. Inquire for more details.
  • Can you learn to DJ in 3 months?
    You sure can. Our one-on-one lessons are the fastest & proven way to get results.
  • How much should I charge for my first DJ gig?
    Be prepared to charge nothing! There's a lot to be said for experience in the real world, and trial DJ sets and parties are the best way to go in becoming a professional DJ. In saying that make sure you charge customers for gear hire.
  • Are DJ courses worth it?
    Self-taught learning can lack structured guidance and feedback, potentially leading to slower progress and the development of bad habits. On the other hand, Industry DJ school offers a structured curriculum, hands-on experience with professional equipment, and personalised feedback, facilitating a more efficient learning process and networking opportunities within Auckland's DJ scene.
  • How much do DJs get paid NZ?
    The pay for DJs in New Zealand varies depending on factors such as the type of event, the DJ's experience and reputation, and the location of the performance. Generally, DJs in New Zealand earn between NZ$85 to NZ$200 or more per performance, with rates potentially higher for established and in-demand DJs working at popular clubs, festivals, or exclusive events.
  • How long does it take to become a DJ?
    The time it takes to become a DJ varies depending on factors such as your starting point, dedication to practice, and the complexity of skills you aim to acquire. Generally, it can take several months to a few years to develop the necessary technical skills, musical knowledge, and a unique style that sets you apart as a DJ. Participating in DJ course and classes at Industry DJ School will significantly expedite the learning process especially when enrolled in our one-on-one DJ lessons.
  • Is 25 too late to become a DJ?
    No, 25 is not too late to start a career as a DJ; in fact many of our students are mothers and working professions. Many successful DJs have begun their careers later in life, leveraging their unique experiences and maturity to stand out in the industry. With dedication, passion, and a strong work ethic, you can develop your skills and build a successful career as a DJ at any age.
  • Do DJs make good money?
    DJs have the potential to make good money, with income varying based on factors such as skill level, experience, reputation, and the type of events they perform at. Successful DJs often supplement their income through various revenue streams, including performances, music production, merchandise sales, and brand partnerships.
  • Is it stressful to be a DJ?
    Being a DJ can be stressful, particularly during live performances where quick decision-making, the ability to read the crowd, and technical troubleshooting are crucial. Additionally, managing the pressure of maintaining energy and engagement throughout a set can contribute to the overall stress of the job. However, many DJs find the excitement and satisfaction of creating memorable experiences for their audience to outweigh the stress, especially with experience and effective stress management techniques.
  • Is DJ a difficult job?
    Being a DJ can be challenging, as it requires a combination of technical skills, musical knowledge, creativity, and the ability to read and engage with different audiences. However, with dedication, practice, and a passion for music, many find the job fulfilling and rewarding.
  • Are DJs in demand?
    Yes, DJs are in demand across various events and venues, including clubs, festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private parties. The increasing popularity of music-centric events has created a growing demand for skilled DJs who can curate engaging and memorable experiences for diverse audiences.
  • How much do beginner DJs make?
    In New Zealand, the earnings for beginner DJs can range from a basic gear hire charge to NZ$200 per performance, depending on factors such as the event type, venue, and the DJ's level of experience and reputation. As they establish themselves in the industry and build a solid portfolio, DJs in New Zealand can earn a lot more through regular gigs and private events.
  • Can you become a DJ with no experience?
    Yes, it is definitely possible to become a DJ with no prior experience, especially through Industry DJ School. Many successful DJs have started from scratch, learning through our DJ lessons, practice, and experimentation.
  • What does a beginner DJ need?
    A beginner DJ will only need to bring themselves when enrolled in our DJ classes. You can get ahead by investing in essential equipment such as a basic DJ controller, headphones, and a laptop with DJ software. Additionally, a collection of diverse music tracks across different genres, a strong understanding of basic music theory and beatmatching, and a passion for exploring and creating unique sounds are essential for a beginner DJ to start honing their skills. No equipment is necessary to enrol in our DJ courses.
  • What do DJs do all day?
    Usually, they have day jobs!
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