DJ & Music Production Holiday workshops

These are exciting workshops using online software to create a DJ mix and compose music.

Week 1: 3 – 7 August

Composing and producing music using a Digital Audio Workstation.

This will involve using midi and audio files to create and arrange beats, basslines and lead parts for songs in different genre’s. No previous experience is needed.

Group A: 8 – 11 year olds Monday, Thursday and Friday – 9.30 – 10.30 – Cancelled

Group B: 11 – 16 year olds Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 12.00 – 13.00

  • Level or age: 8 – 11 year olds and 11 – 16 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Equipment required: See requirements below
  • Cost: £30 per student
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 5 per group

Book and pay


Week 2: 24 – 28 August

The Art of DJ-ing: using software to create a DJ mix 

Students will be learning to create and build a DJ set in their chosen genre (Hip Hop, Grime, House, Drum & Bass). This session will focus on beat matching and styles of DJ mixing. 

Group A: 8 – 11 year olds Monday, Thursday and Friday – 9.30 – 10.30

Group B: 11 – 16 year olds Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 12.00 – 13.00

  • Level or age: 8 – 11 year olds and 11 – 16 year olds
  • Session delivered LIVE via Zoom
  • Equipment required:
  • Cost: £30 per student
  • Registration required: Yes
  • Maximum numbers: 5 per group

Book and pay


Requirements for workshops

What you’ll need to take part in Surrey Arts’ Music Tech classes: 

1) A selection of EDM songs saved on the computer you’ll be using. These can be in any of the following formats: 

  • MP3
  • OGG
  • FLAC
  • WAV
  • AIFF

House music – with its simple 4/4 structure – is the best place to start when learning how to mix, but rest assured once you can mix house music, you can mix anything…. and we’ll show you how! 

2) A decent internet connection. An up/download speed of around 1.2 Mbps (megabits per second) will suffice. Slower connections will still work, but you may find your video / audio could distort during the class, due to slow data transfer rates. 

If you have any questions, please email surreyarts@surreycc.gov.uk