DJ Lessons in Palm Springs

You don’t need to search for years for a guru to teach you a good beat. BassLine Music offers an array of upbeat DJ lessons in Palm Springs, CA, for all levels. Even the best DJ had to start somewhere—why not in the Coachella Valley?

You’ll learn how to use these skills in a new, non-intimidating format to sell your services to customers. As we continue to live in our new normal, BassLine Music has made it simple to learn by offering online music lessons via Skype, FaceTime, or even Zoom.

BassLine Music and its experienced instructor are ready to guide people of all ages. Learning how to play is crucial before you sign up to play a wedding, special event, or other dancing event.

Let's discuss how to start in this field, what a beginner needs, how to sign up for your first lesson, if DJing requires skills, and what type of education you need to pursue this hobby or career.

How Do I Start DJing?

Budding DJs in Palm Springs can schedule a consultation to discuss their goals with Mikael Jacobson, set up one on one time, and practice their favorite song before performing at a party, wedding, or ceremony.

BassLine Music offers classes in the Coachella Valley, including:

• Palm Springs, California
• Rancho Mirage,California
• Palm Desert, California
• Indian Wells, California
• Bermuda Dunes, California
• La Quinta, California
• Cathedral City, California

What Does a Beginner DJ Need?

Traditionally, beginner DJs would need:

• DJ Turntables
• Mixers
• Controllers
• Software
• Speakers
• Headphones
• Accessories

However, recent technologies have made having standalone equipment such as the Denon DJ Prime 4 easily accessible.

The industry is evolving, and BassLine Music in Palm Springs is here to help you understand new technologies, styles, techniques, and genres available in today's market.DJs will find their path, and navigating through these innovations can be fun.

How Do Djs Take Lessons?

DJs can sign up for their first lesson either online or by calling at (818) 929-5695.

We offer flexible scheduling, so if you feel as though your life may be too busy, you're still able to make it work on your terms.

Classes are provided in a personalized setting giving the student optimal attention to grow and improve when you mix music. With us, you’ll develop your ear and learn to hear sound in a new way

Does DJing Take Skill?

DJing involves talent and learned abilities. Like other music, it's an art form that takes years to perfect, and even then, it's constantly evolving.

As a DJ, you're responsible for reading the crowd, mixing songs seamlessly, maintaining the energy of the party or wedding, and much more.

What Kind of Education Do You Need To Be a DJ?

The education you need depends on what style you wish to practice and what artists inspire you.

The things you'll need to learn to play house music, hip hop, disco, or anything else will vary. Many skills are transferable, but every genre is different.

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The Process
Getting started

If your goal is to become a professional or fantastic DJ or producer, you'll need advanced skills in music production and experience at a party or event.

However, if you're looking for basic classes to perform at social clubs, parties, weddings, or other events, you won't need to have any prior education or production skills necessarily.

As long as you provide entertainment and keep everyone at the event having fun, people will book your services for their big day! But, you’ll soon find that a DJ’s job is never done.

01 — Discuss your goals

Give us a call to schedule your first lesson. We’ll go over your goals, assess your skill level, and walk you through the first steps in DJing.

02 — Get started with lessons

Join Mikael for lessons to learn more and start having fun with becoming a better musician. Begin to master your process!

03 — Practice, practice, practice

Regular lessons combined with outside practice is the best way to advance in music.

Why Choose BassLine Music?

Mikael Jacobson has been playing music for more than 45 years and teaching for 25 years. He has worked as a film composer and sound engineer and has been part of an orchestra. He has real-world experience and the classical education to teach you or your child how to use all the most innovative technology.


Shelly C.
Business Owner
Cathedral City, CA.
Both of my sons took piano from Mikael but learned so much more! He is a phenomenal teacher. Not only did they learn to read music but they had the opportunity to collaborate and perform with others.

Mikael is an amazing musician who is reliable and professional. Both of my sons have different personalities and he adjusted his teaching to meet their needs.
Stella B.
La Quinta, CA.
I waited 44 years to learn to play the guitar I got when I turned 16. I scoured the Coachella Valley for someone worthy of my time, my energy, and my money. Someone with exceptional musical knowledge and skill. Someone extremely patient and approachable. And most of all, someone who respected MY musical goal, which is to play well enough to put a smile on the face of that 16 yr-old me.Based on my experience with Mikael, I’d say you can trust him with your musical dream. I did. And I’m smiling.
Brayden D.
Guitar, Bass, Keys, Ukulele
I have been taking lessons from Mikael for about seven years now. I have learned guitar, bass, keys, and ukulele. I have nothing but good things to say. The way he organizes his lessons and allows time for whatever you feel like you need to do in the lesson is great, and makes learning very fun and exciting.
Thuan N.
Social Worker
Palm Springs, CA.
Mikael makes learning acoustic guitar so much fun and challenging at the same time. The lessons are fit perfectly to my level, a total beginner, and my age, a super senior citizen 🙂 Mikael is patient, kind, supportive and flexible. Most important is the bi-annual recital/performance with all of Mikael’s students where we enjoy and share the local stage with our families, friends and community. I look forward to Mikael’s weekly classes both in person and virtual sessions, where there is no difference in quality. Thank you so much for being my music teacher. With respect and appreciation!

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Take the plunge and start with your first lesson, and you will be on your way, entertaining a party and getting people on the dance floor!

$110 per hour | $55 half hour