Scratch Academy

We are going to reimagine the art of musicianship by getting back to the basics. The basics of how to manipulate sounds and open up the next generation’s creative ear to the history of music. Music knows no bounds. When words cease, music forges forward. Scratch Academy is committed to reviving, reliving, retelling the art form of the disk jockey will inspire an entrance into the music industry that few have discovered the key to.

Scratchology: Level 1

Scratchology: Contact us to learn more about Level 1 tuition. Level 1 is a 6 week immersive experience into the history, theory and skill of the DJ. We are reviving a dormant art form and awakening creativity in the minds of a generation, one student at a time.
During Level 1 you will learn:

  • Music theory

  • Basic & intermediate scratching techniques

  • Beat-matching

  • Song structure

  • Trick mixing

  • Digital DJing technology

  • History of vinyl & it’s importance to the culture

Level 1 is 18+ hours of lessons and comes with customized Scratch Academy swag for every student. There are only 10 openings per class, so call now to secure your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to your tuition. Private lessons also available.

     
Scratch Academy at DMI

Here at the Scratch Academy we are keenly aware that the sound produced is nothing more than the unlocking of a creative expression inside the core of each and every student. Realizing that when a DJ puts the headphone to their ear the white noise of circumstance and life is dampened and life pours out in the rhythm of hope, love, and belief.

The goal: to awaken a dying art form that will open creative minds to the possibility of following and fulfilling the very reason they were born here on this earth.

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Meet the Instructors

Deejkarbon

Deejkarbon

DJ Instructor

Before he was called deejkarbon, J. Berkeley's first encounter with music was him carrying around crates of vinyl for his uncle at the early age of 16. Being in the presence of entwining rhythms and genres has lead him to a successful career for over 8 years as an entertainer and professional musician. J is passionate about unlocking every students untapped creative consciousness through music.

Cj Torres

Cj Torres

DJ Instructor

Cj (Scratch) Torres was introduced to HipHop at the age of 6 and has been involved in the culture for 31years. For 20 of those years has been solely dedicated to the art of DJing. In that time he has performed on the same stage with multiple artists such as Sugar Hill Gang and & KRS One. My love for the art has taught me discipline, patience and commitment to make myself better in all facets of life.

DJ Espi

DJ Espi

DJ Instructor

Brian Espi Espinoza has been passionate about music from a very young age.As a youth he was introduced to the HipHop/music culture through his uncle who was a DJ. By the age of 14 he purchased his first beat machine. From that day on he spent countless hours in thrift stores buying records and studying music theory to make his own music.His love for the art has allowed him to travel abroad and perform with many artists.His goal is to inspire younger generations to tap into their unique potential.

DJ Jordan Agnes

DJ Jordan Agnes

DJ Instructor

DJ Jordan Agnes has almost 10 years of experience playing bars, clubs, and weddings. He has always been involved in music from a young age, playing a range of instruments from trumpet to drums, finally focusing on turntables. The passion and drive for Deejaying has never been stronger than it is now, and he hopes to share that with others with the same passion and drive.