Hands-on DJ Lessons

Lake Forest, United States

Experience hosted by Bryan

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 4 people
Private groups available for up to 2.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

I teach private DJ lessons and point dance music enthusiasts to options that are unlike the typical club scene. I will show you local events at OC's best-hidden gems known for their warm vibes, friendly people, and most importantly - good music.

We will start with a short meet and greet and get to know your musical background (none required) and preferences. Then I'll walk you through the gear, history, and culture of DJing. Next, you'll get behind the tables we'll cover the basics of cueing and dropping, mixing, and beat matching.

If there's a date and time that would work better for you, then please reach out and we may be able to work something out.
Other things to note
I am also a foodie and know the best restaurants that OC has to offer. Everything from standard, but delicious fare to the very adventurous and exotic. Great if you're looking for quality, local eats.
I teach private DJ lessons and point dance music enthusiasts to options that are unlike the typical club scene. I will show you local events at OC's best-hidden gems known for their warm vibes, friendly people, and most importantly - good music.

We will start with a short meet and greet and get to know your musical background (none required) and preferences. Then I'll walk you through the gear, history, and culture of DJing. Next, you'…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water

Meet your host, Bryan

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 48 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I run a non-profit called Dance Music Initiative (dancemusicinitiative.org) based in Orange County. We've taught DJ lessons every week to the community for the past 8 years. Hundreds of students have taken my class and learned how to DJ. I also host events and have connections to local, under-the-radar events that spin quality music. My frequent DJ gigs keep me on top of my game.
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About the organisation: Dance Music Initiative



I am supporting the Dance Music Initiative whose mission is to collectively inspire creativity through dance music culture and education. DMI currently offers weekly DJ lessons to the community as well as teaches children how to DJ during their after school program.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Dance Music Initiative .

Where you'll be

Lessons are held in my DJ lab in Lake Forest, Orange County. After the lesson, I can recommend great, local places to catch live DJing/dancing or places to dine.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Deseree
August 2021
This was such a fun and cool experience. It was incredibly informative, Bryan is super chill and down to earth. I enjoyed this immensely. And what great insight into what DJ's do in the moment! If you have ever had even an inkling of interest in DJ'ing, definitely take this lesson with Bryan. I also loved that he shows you how to use the digital equipment too. It was all so much fun.
Krystal
August 2021
I've been wanting to amplify my DJ skills with more than just what I've been teaching myself through YouTube videos. There's nothing like hands-on in person training where you can just ask your questions and you don't have to search through pages and pages of Reddit threads or form threads to get your questions answered. It also helps if you want to get into a new hobby or career to make connections in that field. Bryan definitely has resources and decades of experience and can connect you to the community. This was a wonderful experience and I'm planning on taking more lessons with Bryan!
Denise
July 2021
Gifted this session to my 20 Year old son and enjoyed the experience so much! Bryan is laid back, welcoming, casual and so knowledgeable. He took the time to cover the fundamentals and the session ended with him and my son getting creative and exchanging music stories and interests. I loved watching my son get creative and enjoying the experience. I enjoyed learning the background and history of DJ’ing. So grateful my son and i can connect through this experience.
Ted
July 2021
On a whim I did this with my 11 and 12 year old and Bryan was exceptional with them. Very understanding that one was interested and one was not. He has a way with kids that was very good. Thanks Bryan, great session!
Liz
June 2021
My kids and I are music lovers, but we know very little about DJ. Bryan's class is an eye-opener and we had learnt a lot during the session. Bryan is so knowledgeable and the hand-on experience was so much fun, the 2 and half hours just flew by. My highschooler son makes music himself and this is a great experience for him, according to him, this certainly deepen his understanding of music in general. Thanks, Bryan!
Sandi
June 2021
Amazing!! I booked this lesson for my fiancée for his B-day. He wanted to have an opportunity to learn and experience his passion (DJ'ing). Bryan was exceptional! We learned so many things about DJ'ing, equipment and the history of some music. He is very talented, very knowledgeable, personable and patient and you can tell he loves what he does. Last but not least he provides DJ lessons to children for a non-profit organization. I thought that was truly special. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 11 and up can attend.