The Top Three Musical Benefits From Learning To DJ

DJs and Electronic Dance Music are at the top of the musical world these days. There are some who feel being a DJ is just playing records and is not a musical skill. I would argue this is not true.

A good DJ must have some very refined musical skills. Here are the top three skills you or your child will learn from our extremely fun DJ workshops.

Rhythm –

A DJ’s sense of rhythm must be well defined. You will learn how to match song tempos and how to find the right beat to come in on. You will also learn how audiences respond to different types of rhythms and beats, which is invaluable as a composer and performer.

Musical Effects 

Choosing the right musical effects is a big part of DJing. By applying different effects such as delay or reverb, the DJ is able to reconstruct and change how the music sounds to the audience.

Experience with these effects is a very important part of being a modern musician as it allows the artist to sculpt new sounds that haven’t been heard before.

Running a DJ rig gives you access to a great many effects, which you need to be able to use in real time to enhance the listener’s experience.


This is an extremely creative part of DJing. Remixing is where you take elements of other songs or different beats and effects and mix them into the current piece of music.

This is essentially creating a completely new music in real time, which is the essence of improvisation.

By studying remixing, you will be learning how song structures work and how to build a song’s production for maximum effect.

It is no accident that many of today’s top music producers are also DJs. The skills they acquire absolutely translate into many other areas of music.


This is why the John Henny Music Academy is now offering DJ workshops, giving students instruction and hands-on access to state of the art DJ equipment. Please contact us for scheduling.