Beat Refinery DJ Summer Camps | Kids Out and About Rochester

Beat Refinery DJ Summer Camps

If your child loves music and technology, this is the camp for them! Students get hands-on experience while learning the fundamentals of mixing songs, scratching sounds, and DJ music theory. Learning from world class DJ instructors, students work on individual state-of-the-art DJ workstations and will perform a short 2 to 3 song mini mix at the end of the program. No previous DJ experience required. This camp is for kids 10+.

Intro to DJing

Students will learn:

  • Brief overview of the history, culture, and the art of the DJ as well as possible careers in the DJ business
  • Basic Functions of the DJ Equipment (Turntables, Mixer, Needles, Slipmats, Vinyl Records, Speakers, Etc.)
  • Introduction to Serato Scratch Live, the Industry Standard DJ Vinyl Emulation Software
  • Hand/Eye/Ear Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Music Theory for the DJ
  • Introduction to Mixing on 2 Turntables
  • Introduction to Scratching (Baby Scratch)

Basic Mixing

Students will learn:

  • Basic Beat Matching
  • Basic Scratching
  • Basic Music Theory for the DJ
  • Song Structure
  • Serato Scratch
  • Live Fundamentals using Absolute Mode
  • Basic Mix Set Programming


Camp week's being offered:

June 29-July 3

July 20-24

August 10-14


*Note: this is a half-day camp (12:30-4:00pm), but can be combined with another half-day camp (Rock Band, Recording Arts or Glee Club) to make a full day from 9:00am-4:00pm. Check out complete camp schedule at*

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Bach to Rock Penfield


2160 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY, 14526
United States


Contact name: 
Nick Valente
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