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Very knowledgeable crew

After countless years of playing vinyl I decided it's time to catch up with the digital world and got myself a Traktor s4 controller and Traktor DJ software. It looks quite daunting but after a day with Jay at On The Rise DJ Academy I have a good all round knowledge of the controller and software. More importantly the things I really needed to know he went through with me in depth and I now know inside out. Very knowledgeable crew, very good day, it's good to learn
5.0
2016-02-02T06:06:51+00:00

Steve L

After countless years of playing vinyl I decided it's time to catch up with the digital world and got myself a Traktor s4 controller and Traktor DJ software. It looks quite daunting but after a day with Jay at On The Rise DJ Academy I have a good all round knowledge of the controller and software. More importantly the things I really needed to know he went through with me in depth and I now know inside out. Very knowledgeable crew, very good day, it's good to learn

The one to one experience was invaluable

The one to one experience was invaluable,I liked how the structure of the course was articulated across,which gave me a understanding of the ground work required and some fundamental basics of music structure which is crucial to the fun part of the course which is applying it to the practical side of DJ'ing. Fantastic.
5.0
2016-01-12T17:18:09+00:00

Eurshell F

The one to one experience was invaluable,I liked how the structure of the course was articulated across,which gave me a understanding of the ground work required and some fundamental basics of music structure which is crucial to the fun part of the course which is applying it to the practical side of DJ'ing. Fantastic.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Jo -Student

Jay is a great teacher, very patient and answered all of my questions

My one day DJ course was just such a laugh with Jay. It was just the right mix of technical information, learning and generally having fun and playing some of my favourite party tunes. Jay is a great teacher, very patient and answered all of my questions. I now know what an utter skill and art there is to DJing. Unfortunately, I just want to learn more now!!!
5.0
2016-04-24T14:26:44+00:00

Jo S

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Jo -Student
My one day DJ course was just such a laugh with Jay. It was just the right mix of technical information, learning and generally having fun and playing some of my favourite party tunes. Jay is a great teacher, very patient and answered all of my questions. I now know what an utter skill and art there is to DJing. Unfortunately, I just want to learn more now!!!
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Nawaf (Student)

Just couldn’t have enough so I had to go back again and learn more

It was my first time visiting London, and was on the hunt of a good source to learn from specific needs, so there was OTR in which I was hesitant to book with at first, but after going for it and taking a couple of lessons, it was what I expected and more. I learnt a lot from the whole team and just couldn't have enough so I had to go back again and learn more!
5.0
2016-06-09T14:23:10+00:00

Nawaf / DJ Boi Skout

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Nawaf (Student)
It was my first time visiting London, and was on the hunt of a good source to learn from specific needs, so there was OTR in which I was hesitant to book with at first, but after going for it and taking a couple of lessons, it was what I expected and more. I learnt a lot from the whole team and just couldn't have enough so I had to go back again and learn more!
On The Rise Dj Academy Student - Pete Keller

They were absolutely brilliant

Went to On the Rise as an ageing professional (whatever that means! ;)) DJ with a big set coming up and no knowledge of setting up for the new generation of USB CDJs. They were absolutely brilliant. They jumped straight on it and over a couple of nights had me ready and raring to go.  At the gig and it all worked like a dream. Was unbelievably grateful. 10/10
5.0
2016-11-02T10:03:32+00:00

Pete Keller (TMS)

On The Rise Dj Academy Student - Pete Keller
Went to On the Rise as an ageing professional (whatever that means! ;)) DJ with a big set coming up and no knowledge of setting up for the new generation of USB CDJs. They were absolutely brilliant. They jumped straight on it and over a couple of nights had me ready and raring to go.  At the gig and it all worked like a dream. Was unbelievably grateful. 10/10
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Racheal (Student)

They trained me on my own pace

Found Jay and the Rise Team to be very professional and knowledgeable in the Field of DJ'ing. During the course they made me felt relaxed & comfortable. They trained me on my own pace. I would definitely recommend any new comer and experienced DJ to train or update them selves. I'm definitely looking forward for my second stint.
5.0
2016-06-21T16:52:21+00:00

Racheal R

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Racheal (Student)
Found Jay and the Rise Team to be very professional and knowledgeable in the Field of DJ'ing. During the course they made me felt relaxed & comfortable. They trained me on my own pace. I would definitely recommend any new comer and experienced DJ to train or update them selves. I'm definitely looking forward for my second stint.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)

The 3 day 1 on 1 course was amazing

The 3 day 1 on 1 course was amazing. A real eye opener on how to fully use my controller (Pioneer DDJ SX2) and Serato DJ. Jay showed me how to use iTunes properly for playlists and how to organise my music, which I was having issues with. I was using Serato crates but after seeing the iTunes side I have changed to this method. Terry was great at showing me how to scratch and was really patient whilst I got the hang of it. Overall a great experience and will definitely book some sessions in the future.
5.0
2016-12-20T21:01:54+00:00

Nilks P (DJ B1ggy)

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)
The 3 day 1 on 1 course was amazing. A real eye opener on how to fully use my controller (Pioneer DDJ SX2) and Serato DJ. Jay showed me how to use iTunes properly for playlists and how to organise my music, which I was having issues with. I was using Serato crates but after seeing the iTunes side I have changed to this method. Terry was great at showing me how to scratch and was really patient whilst I got the hang of it. Overall a great experience and will definitely book some sessions in the future.

Essential if you are serious about learning or improving skills

The team at On The Rise are awesome. They offer a plethora of knowledge and expertise and are seasoned DJ's and producers in their own rights. I have been DJ'ing for over 20 years and started with vinyl, then moved to CDJ's. I then decided to move into the digital world and learned Traktor. I spent a day at On The Rise learning all the basics and more! What a great day, loads of fun and essential if you are serious about learning or improving skills. Highly recommended!
5.0
2016-01-12T17:16:19+00:00

J-Bass

The team at On The Rise are awesome. They offer a plethora of knowledge and expertise and are seasoned DJ's and producers in their own rights. I have been DJ'ing for over 20 years and started with vinyl, then moved to CDJ's. I then decided to move into the digital world and learned Traktor. I spent a day at On The Rise learning all the basics and more! What a great day, loads of fun and essential if you are serious about learning or improving skills. Highly recommended!
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)

Don’t waste time looking anywhere else!


The 3-day course by OTR is the perfect way to start DJ'ing from scratch. I've always loved music, but had never even touched a pair of decks. After the course though, I have the ability & tools to already create my own mixes with practice. Not only are Jay and Terry so knowledgeable about their craft, and flexible with scheduling, but they are also great fun to spend time with. My advice to anyone wishing to learn - don't waste time looking anywhere else!

5.0
2016-03-22T22:14:40+00:00

Lavish W

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)
The 3-day course by OTR is the perfect way to start DJ'ing from scratch. I've always loved music, but had never even touched a pair of decks. After the course though, I have the ability & tools to already create my own mixes with practice. Not only are Jay and Terry so knowledgeable about their craft, and flexible with scheduling, but they are also great fun to spend time with. My advice to anyone wishing to learn - don't waste time looking anywhere else!

The lessons were well planned and exactly what I wanted

Had a fab experience at On The Rise! Learnt so much in a great environment with top notch equipment and tutoring from Terry. The lessons were well planned and exactly what I wanted. The attention to detail and the knowledge of current technology exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much guys! :)
5.0
2016-01-12T17:19:20+00:00

Amber P

Had a fab experience at On The Rise! Learnt so much in a great environment with top notch equipment and tutoring from Terry. The lessons were well planned and exactly what I wanted. The attention to detail and the knowledge of current technology exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much guys! :)

Can’t recommend highly enough

Brilliant. Booked a day's DJ course so our 16 year old could learn the fundamentals before blowing all her savings on some decks and more vinyl. Terry was amazing with her - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - and she came away buzzing, having learnt to scratch, beat-match and more. I was a bit worried it was quite expensive when we signed up, but having seen the facilities and teaching now think it's actually great value. Can't recommend highly enough. Hopefully will be back for day 2 in 6 months!
5.0
2016-11-21T13:45:45+00:00

Maria H

Brilliant. Booked a day's DJ course so our 16 year old could learn the fundamentals before blowing all her savings on some decks and more vinyl. Terry was amazing with her - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - and she came away buzzing, having learnt to scratch, beat-match and more. I was a bit worried it was quite expensive when we signed up, but having seen the facilities and teaching now think it's actually great value. Can't recommend highly enough. Hopefully will be back for day 2 in 6 months!

Jay is an amazing teacher

Jay is an amazing teacher. Through a four hour session he was able to cover a wide variety of key topics in a very accessible way. The session was highly personalised and hands-on. Whatever I felt wasn't appropriate for me, we simply skipped. It was also adjusted to my skill-level, gear used and future goal. Amazing feeling when Jay shows you where you currently are (skill-wise), what you need to do to get where you want to be and then blows your mind with the last 10%. Highly recommended!
5.0
2016-11-29T11:01:15+00:00

Daniel B

Jay is an amazing teacher. Through a four hour session he was able to cover a wide variety of key topics in a very accessible way. The session was highly personalised and hands-on. Whatever I felt wasn't appropriate for me, we simply skipped. It was also adjusted to my skill-level, gear used and future goal. Amazing feeling when Jay shows you where you currently are (skill-wise), what you need to do to get where you want to be and then blows your mind with the last 10%. Highly recommended!
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)

Having Jon1st as my teacher was a honour and well sick!

I have just finished a 3 day advanced scratching course with Jon1st and I'm absolutely buzzing.  Jon's way of teaching, taught me more than I ever expected possible in just 3 days.

Guys, I wanna thank you personally for taking on board everything I explained in our first phone conversation's and nailing every aspect of what I wanted to achieve. You both knew exactly what I needed to get me over the mental block I had with my scratching style, and having Jon1st as my teacher was a honour and .....well, sick!!


His teaching style and ability to simplify and brake down patterns,routines and juggles made it massively simple to understand.

Walking away with 3 new scratches and beat juggling under my belt is an unbelievable achievement. Thank you so much.

5.0
2017-04-25T13:31:49+00:00

Tom P

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)
I have just finished a 3 day advanced scratching course with Jon1st and I'm absolutely buzzing.  Jon's way of teaching, taught me more than I ever expected possible in just 3 days. Guys, I wanna thank you personally for taking on board everything I explained in our first phone conversation's and nailing every aspect of what I wanted to achieve. You both knew exactly what I needed to get me over the mental block I had with my scratching style, and having Jon1st as my teacher was a honour and .....well, sick!! His teaching style and ability to simplify and brake down patterns,routines and juggles made it massively simple to understand. Walking away with 3 new scratches and beat juggling under my belt is an unbelievable achievement. Thank you so much.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Abigail /-Student

I learnt a lot during the 3 days lesson

Jay is a patient and friendly tutor, I have learnt a lot during the 3 days lessons. He is a knowledgeable DJ who is willing to share what he knows and the lessons were always interesting. I had an enjoyable experience.
5.0
2016-08-22T14:17:00+00:00

Abigail S

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Abigail /-Student
Jay is a patient and friendly tutor, I have learnt a lot during the 3 days lessons. He is a knowledgeable DJ who is willing to share what he knows and the lessons were always interesting. I had an enjoyable experience.

Great service and team!

Great service and team! Special thank you to Terry for his patience, knowledge and advice. Looking forward to revisiting you in 2016 for some more tips and tricks!!
5.0
2016-01-12T14:13:30+00:00

DJ Laura, Resident @ Aviary

Great service and team! Special thank you to Terry for his patience, knowledge and advice. Looking forward to revisiting you in 2016 for some more tips and tricks!!
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)

100% recommended to anyone who wants to start a DJ career


Amazing structured and complete programme to develop and grow your DJ skills. Jay and Terry gave me invaluable insights and tips that made me more confident and allowed me to acquire the necessary skills to boost my DJ progression. 100% recommended to anyone who wants to start a DJ career.


5.0
2017-04-25T13:16:00+00:00

Jerson B

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)
Amazing structured and complete programme to develop and grow your DJ skills. Jay and Terry gave me invaluable insights and tips that made me more confident and allowed me to acquire the necessary skills to boost my DJ progression. 100% recommended to anyone who wants to start a DJ career.
Learn To To DJ Vinyl - Michal F at On The Rise DJ Academy

8 week DJ course was the best thing I’ve chosen in my life!

8 week DJ course was the best thing I've chosen in my life! Jay and Terry have been very professional from start to the finish and explained me everything till I fully got it! All the best and hopefully see you soon at the stage!
5.0
2016-06-01T13:21:55+00:00

Michal F

Learn To To DJ Vinyl - Michal F at On The Rise DJ Academy
8 week DJ course was the best thing I've chosen in my life! Jay and Terry have been very professional from start to the finish and explained me everything till I fully got it! All the best and hopefully see you soon at the stage!
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)

Just finished the production course and couldn’t be happier!

Just finished the production course at On The Rise and couldn't be happier!

I was very nervous before starting, especially as I have no music background but the guys put me at ease straight away and my tutor Alex was fantastic and went through everything slowly and was happy to repeat sections to make sure I had grasped all the tools. I would recommend coming here to anyone looking to make a start in music production. Keep up the great work guys!
5.0
2017-04-25T13:34:01+00:00

Louise G

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student) (DJ Course)
Just finished the production course at On The Rise and couldn't be happier! I was very nervous before starting, especially as I have no music background but the guys put me at ease straight away and my tutor Alex was fantastic and went through everything slowly and was happy to repeat sections to make sure I had grasped all the tools. I would recommend coming here to anyone looking to make a start in music production. Keep up the great work guys!

Highly recommended and already looking forward to my next lesson

Jay the tutor was great. We had a discussion about my goals and what I wanted from the lesson and he delivered all the things I wanted. His knowledge is great but he didn't run with it and was careful to ensure I was on board all of the time by encouraging me to ask questions and getting answers that made sense and built in my head the picture that I required in order to get to the next level of working with Traktor. Highly recommended and already looking forward to my next lesson.
5.0
2016-01-22T20:14:27+00:00

Rita D

Jay the tutor was great. We had a discussion about my goals and what I wanted from the lesson and he delivered all the things I wanted. His knowledge is great but he didn't run with it and was careful to ensure I was on board all of the time by encouraging me to ask questions and getting answers that made sense and built in my head the picture that I required in order to get to the next level of working with Traktor. Highly recommended and already looking forward to my next lesson.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student)

Absolutely loved it!

It doesn't matter where you are at when it comes to DJing be it someone who is attending as a beginner or whether you are someone who is wanting to brush up or improve upon current skills, Since attending I have gained a number of skills that I never had when mixing in the bedroom before. Would highly recommend to any aspiring DJs out there, Terry and Jay have years of unrivalled experience between them. Absolutely loved it and once my work has cleared up I will 100% be going back in the near future!
5.0
2016-01-12T14:13:50+00:00

Scott G

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student)
Scott G

I picked up far more than I expected too

I took part in the 8 week DJ course with Jay and Terry. I'm a complete beginner and probably a little older than the average starter to be honest. I picked up far more than I expected to. Both the guys are very experienced and incredibly helpful when it comes to imparting knowledge and even tailoring parts of the course to the requirements of each individual. They touched on much of the core fundamentals and delved into plenty of advanced fields as well. All in all I couldn't be happier, and once I've had time to practise and get myself up to scratch I'll definitely be back to do some one on one classes.
5.0
2016-04-13T18:49:36+00:00

David R

I took part in the 8 week DJ course with Jay and Terry. I'm a complete beginner and probably a little older than the average starter to be honest. I picked up far more than I expected to. Both the guys are very experienced and incredibly helpful when it comes to imparting knowledge and even tailoring parts of the course to the requirements of each individual. They touched on much of the core fundamentals and delved into plenty of advanced fields as well. All in all I couldn't be happier, and once I've had time to practise and get myself up to scratch I'll definitely be back to do some one on one classes.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student)

Would definitely go back

I did a session with Terry to get some new ideas on how to DJ. Having been DJing for about 12 years, it was good to talk to and learn new things from an experienced DJ, including playing with some new equipment. Would definitely go back for another refresher.
5.0
2016-01-22T23:07:36+00:00

Mike S

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy (Student)
I did a session with Terry to get some new ideas on how to DJ. Having been DJing for about 12 years, it was good to talk to and learn new things from an experienced DJ, including playing with some new equipment. Would definitely go back for another refresher.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Hament / Student

I really picked up things very quickly

It was really great to learn to DJ from On The Rise DJ Academy and specially the tutor like Jay and Terry. I really picked up things very quickly with the help of tutors. Hope to join again soon.


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5.0
2016-11-01T12:29:52+00:00

Hemant S

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy - Hament / Student
It was really great to learn to DJ from On The Rise DJ Academy and specially the tutor like Jay and Terry. I really picked up things very quickly with the help of tutors. Hope to join again soon. Read all our reviews on Google or Facebook
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Sarah - Student (DJ Course)

Had a great day learning how to DJ

Had a great day learning how to DJ. A real treat to listen to music all day and create new sound. Loved it. Thank you Terry. Fabulous:-)
5.0
2017-02-05T09:58:45+00:00

Sarah C

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Sarah - Student (DJ Course)
Had a great day learning how to DJ. A real treat to listen to music all day and create new sound. Loved it. Thank you Terry. Fabulous:-)
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Chloe - Student (DJ Course)

Jay is a brilliant tutor: kind, patient, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable


Jay is a brilliant tutor: kind, patient, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He covered the fundamentals of DJing, and transitioning to digital, as well as providing lots of technical support and general guidance. A great place to learn.


5.0
2017-03-16T09:56:38+00:00

Chloe R

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Chloe - Student (DJ Course)
Jay is a brilliant tutor: kind, patient, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He covered the fundamentals of DJing, and transitioning to digital, as well as providing lots of technical support and general guidance. A great place to learn.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Ayva - Student (DJ Course)

I felt very comfortable, was amazing!

I can say only a beautiful feedback for the On The Rise DJ Academy. Terry and Jay they are wonderful people they explain everything in great detail. I enjoyed to be there I felt very comfortable,was amazing!! BIG BIG Thank you guys help my to get big step be a Dj!
5.0
2017-02-01T12:11:33+00:00

Aivaras S

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Ayva - Student (DJ Course)
I can say only a beautiful feedback for the On The Rise DJ Academy. Terry and Jay they are wonderful people they explain everything in great detail. I enjoyed to be there I felt very comfortable,was amazing!! BIG BIG Thank you guys help my to get big step be a Dj!

I’ve had my eyes opened to organising my digital catalogue

Took part in the transition to digital course as to try some different equipment before taking the plunge.
Had a great time, Jay was extremely informative and I've had my eyes opened to organising my digital catalogue amongst other things. Top notch stuff at On The Rise ! Could not recommend highly enough.

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5.0
2016-10-19T13:44:28+00:00

Dan P

Took part in the transition to digital course as to try some different equipment before taking the plunge. Had a great time, Jay was extremely informative and I've had my eyes opened to organising my digital catalogue amongst other things. Top notch stuff at On The Rise ! Could not recommend highly enough. Read all our reviews on Google or Facebook
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Stanley - Student (DJ Course)

Can’t recommend them enough, well worth every penny

I'd been struggling for years trying to self learn and decided to do one on one course and I can't recommend enough how much I enjoyed learning. The knowledge of equipment is mind blowing from jay and can't recommend them enough, well worth every penny.
5.0
2017-03-27T09:56:16+00:00

Stanley D

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Stanley - Student (DJ Course)
I'd been struggling for years trying to self learn and decided to do one on one course and I can't recommend enough how much I enjoyed learning. The knowledge of equipment is mind blowing from jay and can't recommend them enough, well worth every penny.
Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Nicolas - Student (DJ Course)

Would recommend On The Rise for all beginners




Thanks to Jay for this amazing afternoon! Very helpful to get a first experience and would recommend On The Rise for all beginners who want to learn from experienced DJs! See you for the next steps!


5.0
2017-02-01T12:14:24+00:00

Nicolas C

Learn To To DJ at On The Rise DJ Academy / Nicolas - Student (DJ Course)
Thanks to Jay for this amazing afternoon! Very helpful to get a first experience and would recommend On The Rise for all beginners who want to learn from experienced DJs! See you for the next steps!
5.0
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