Private DJ Lesson

Manhattan, NY

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Learn the techniques and theory of being a DJ with this 1-on-1 private DJ lesson in New York. Whether you are starting from scratch or are looking to master a specific skill, the instructors will work with you to develop a custom lesson that meets all of your needs.
  • The school was founded by Jam Master Jay, legendary DJ of Run DMC
  • The 1-on-1 lessons are fully customized to your skill level
  • Follow a pre-set curriculum or work on specific skills
  • Learn music theory, how to mix, blend, scratch and beat juggle
New York, NY
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Wednesday through Monday - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability

Essential Information
  • The experience will be customized to understand your level of experience and the exact topics you would like to cover.
  • No experience necessary, you will be matched with the appropriate teacher to ensure your expectations are met.
  • Equipment is provided and turn tables with vinyl records are used. If you have experience with other equipment that you would like to explore, please note this when booking your experience.
1, 2 or 3 hours depending on the option selected. Sessions can be divided into 1 hour lessons or combined for the same day.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This is a private lesson for 1 or 2 participants.
You may bring 1 spectator to the private DJ lesson.
Weather Dependent
This experience is not weather dependent as it takes place indoors.
What To Wear
Dress in casual attire.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
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Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 12 reviews.
Tyler was very thorough and enthusiastic. He made this a wonderful experience.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Autumn, I am delighted to hear that Tyler made this experience that much better through his enthusiasm. I hope you were able to learn a few new things that may spark your interest to take even more lessons! Thank you for sharing your amazing review with us! Best, Brooke
My girlfriend got me a 3 hour DJ lesson for my birthday. I always wanted to learn how my favorite music is made. My class took place in Scratch Academy. When I booked it, I thought I booked the entire 3 hours because that’s what I wanted and because there was no option to select from. The DJ teacher was great, he was extremely professional and knowledgeable. I had a good time and learned a ton even within just one hour. Here are a few things that I wished we both knew before booking and even before buying this experience. 1. I wish I knew that this would be a hip hop DJ lesson. I was more interested in learning about EDM. There was only one field in the booking process that asked me what kind of music I liked and I stated my preference but it wasn’t honored. I guess I could have looked up the address and seen that the lessons take place in scratch academy founded by Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, however I got the address only after I made the booking. 2. I wish I knew that I wouldn’t be able to book all three hours at once.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Justin, I would like to experience my sincerest thanks for taking the time to write in about your experience. I'm sure this was meant to be a special gift, one that your girlfriend put a lot of thought into. I'm so disappointed to hear that we didn't live up to our promise of creating a wonderful and memorable experience. While I'm sure DJ Marv brought all of his years of experience into the classroom, you have raised a couple of points that I definitely want to address. Regardless of the founder's background, we ask you for your music preferences for a reason - the lesson should have been tailored to your interests. Additionally, the lesson is billed as a 3-hour package, and I am concerned that you were initially only booked for one hour. I do hope you were able to take advantage of the other two hours of your gift? I have reached out the the school for clarification, and while our main contact is out of the office for the holiday week, I wanted to start a dialogue with you as to how we can make this right. Please feel free to give me a call or shoot over an email, I'd love to discuss the possibility of a refund or store credit with Cloud 9 Living. I do hope you let us make it up to you! Warm Regards, Inah
Very fun! Our instructor was friendly and enthusiastic and walked us through the basics of scratching and mixing, now we want to go back for more.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Jonathan, That sounds like a great time! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the DJ. Keep practicing, and before you know it, we'll see your name on a giant, light-up marquee! Cheers, Inah
Esquire was great. Showed us all the basics and was very patient and helpful!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hey Brian, I'm so glad to hear that you had a fun time at your lesson! Be sure to remember us when you're playing sold out shows :)  Cheers! Jennifer 
It was a lot of fun and very easy to book.
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