qbert skratch university

DJ Qbert knows skratching and can show you the way to turntable mastery.


DJ Lessons Online by DJ Qbert

DJ Qbert has taken his entire knowledge of teaching people how to skratch and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of skratch tutorials. Subscribers get unlimited access to all Qbert's lessons, plus special guest professors, beats, and an interactive Training Dojo. 

What ultimately sets Qbert Skratch University from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Qbert reviews each submission and records a video response where he offers tips and techniques to practice. All students can access the Video Exchange library, which may contain the key to unlock your own skratching.

Top Quality DJ Lessons

  • 100s of skratch tutorials at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to DJ Qbert
  • Get custom feedback on your cuts
  • Practice the advice and improve
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress at skratching

About Qbert

DJ Qbert is the world ambassador of the DJ as a musician and widely considered to be one of the most influential DJs of all time. Growing up in San Francisco, Qbert gained worldwide recognition for his ability to amaze audiences with his turntable skills and later pioneered performing as a turntable band. A former DMC World Champion, he has long been sought out by equipment companies to help develop innovative products for DJs. Aside from releasing countless products designed for turntable musicians specifically, he was the first to develop an all in one turntable and mixer combination, the QFO, which sparked an explosion of products that catered to turntable musicians. As a recording artist, Qbert has released two concept albums which showcase his continued evolution in turntable music.

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Qbert Skratch Lessons

Click a lesson category below to explore the curriculum
  • Skratching
  • Skratch Theory
  • Digital Applications
  • Training Dojo
  • Beat Juggling
  • Setup & Gear
  • Helpful Hints
  • Guest Professors


Skratch Theory

  •   - Honesty & Sincerity (with Mix Master Mike)
  •   - Tactics in Theatrics
  •   - Displacements
  •   - 9's
  •   - Tough vs. Tender
  •   - Chorus Skratch
  •   - Rephrasing
  •   - Early Rhyme Placement
  •   - Freestyle Tips -NEW!
  •   - Submit a Placement Video
  •   - Miscellaneous Topics

Training Dojo

  • Speed Booster
  • QnA With Q Over Spoonie G Beat
  • QnA With Q Over Snoop Loop
  • QnA With Q Over Rockit Beat
  • Killa Jewel Q and A
  • Tyra From Saigon Q and A
  • Tyra From Saigon Drum and Bass
  • QnA With Short-e Part 1
  • QnA With Short-e Part 2
  • QnA With Short-e Part 3
  • QnA With Short-e Part 4
  • QnA With Short-e Part 5
  • QnA With Short-e Part 6
  • QnA With Short-e Part 7
  • QnA With Short-e Part 8
  • QnA With Short-e Part 9
  • QnA With Supaphonik
  • QnA with Claim
  • QnA with The Are Oh See
  • QnA with The Are Oh See - Supaloop173
  • QnA with The Are Oh See - Level 1
  • QnA with Supaphonik - Level 1
  • QnA with Supaphonik - Level 2
  • QnA with DJ Ju-e Part 1
  • QnA with DJ Ju-e Part 2
  • QnA with Qbert -NEW!
  • Submit a Placement Video
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Helpful Hints

  • When You Get a Bad Request -NEW!
  • DJ Checklist -NEW!
  • Miscellaneous Topics

Guest Professors

Plans and Pricing

Plans and Pricing

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Affordable Plans

Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

1 Month membership
renews monthly
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$35/month (prepaid)
3 Month membership
renews every 3 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$30/month (prepaid)
12 Month membership
renews every 12 months
Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$20/month (prepaid)