DJ Lessons

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of DJ’ing for EDM, hip hop, rap and pop. Whether you have a child that wants to learn to DJ or you’re looking for yourself, Van Tuyl Music Academy is the place for you. Our seasoned, professional DJ instructors have experience with students of all ages and ability levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.


VTMA is not just a music factory for DJ lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that teaches you how to spin, mix and create what you feel inside. Our students learn on today’s cutting edge DJ equipment, using Pioneer DDJ controllers and Serato DJ software in every lesson so that they are prepared and able to perform at any event of any size. Whether it’s mastering the mix for your own personal enjoyment or gaining the confidence to keep a crowd of thousands in the palm of your hand, the VTMA DJ’s will show you the way.

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DJ Lesson F.A.Q.’s

At what age is it appropriate to begin DJ lessons?

Age 6 is when a child has developed the appropriate skills to learn to spin and mix.

Do I need to own special equipment to take DJ lessons?

Not at first. Once you know spinning is something you know you’re committed to doing, we recommend students purchase the Serato DJ software, and eventually pair it with a digital DJ controller. If you have any questions at all about what to look for we encourage you to call us at (714) 594-9853 or email us.

Are private DJ lessons the only option offered at Van Tuyl Music Academy?

Not at all! Our summer DJ school program is an immersive, five-week program that teaches everything from spinning and mixing to beat making and music production.

About our program:

Learning how to DJ, spin and mix is one of the true final frontiers in music today. With the advent of digital mixing consoles and DJ programs, the way we listen to music has truly changed. Our program is on the cutting edge of both the technology for DJ lessons, and also what styles and genres of music are influencing the way that technology is used. Students are encouraged to explore many styles of music, sub-genres, and remixes so that they can master the beats inside their minds, and mix them perfectly for the crowd below.

Taking DJ lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, metal, funk, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for DJ’ing. We’re so much more than just a music factory of DJ lessons in OC.