Scratch Lab Field Trip information


Welcome to Scratch lab dj institute

  • • All Scratch Lab programs can be customized to your Ontario curriculum needs that pertain to Theory, Creation and/or Analysis
  • • Scratch Lab programs span a cross-curricular level, combining Music and Media Literacy.  We identify connections between media arts and possible future educational opportunities and related careers
  • • Dates and times of all our programs are scheduled at your convenience
  • • Our sessions are customizable and suited for students aged 10 and up
  • • We are conveniently located on the TTC line

Scratch Lab DJ Institute offers unique and educational field trips that can be easily catered to your class/school needs.   Depending on the length of time you wish to spend in one of our programs, we will carefully plan the type of lesson that your class receives.  If there is something in particular you wish to focus on, we will try to accommodate. 

Scratch Lab workshops emphasize the performance of music at a beginner level while striking a balance between challenge and skill.  Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively.  These workshops that focus on DJing and turntable techniques will provide students with the opportunity to further develop skills in music composition, orchestration, and arrangement through turntables, mixers and various related technologies. 

For more extensive programs, students would have the opportunity to create, mix, and perform music through a digital media and to study music theory, history and analysis.

Scratch Lab provides everything that is needed (turntables, mixers, vinyl etc.) and all that will be asked of the class/school is that transportation be arranged to and from our facility.

Planning Your Date

Our school programs book to capacity. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you book at least six weeks prior to the date of your visit.

Planning Your Arrival and Departure

Scratch Lab DJ Institute holds field trips Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A half-day program runs from either 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A full day program runs from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break and 2, 15 minute breaks.
Times can also be customized if scheduling permits.

Code of Conduct

Scratch Lab DJ Institute adheres to a strict behavioral policy. Please remind your students that the following conduct is not acceptable:

  1. • Loud, profane and inappropriate language
  2. • Sexual harassment
  3. • Racial and ethnic abuse
  4. • Disrespectful/physically aggressive behaviour
  5. • Conduct which is harmful to the equipment
  6. • Food, drink or cell phones in the main studio
Please ensure that your students be respectful to your fellow group members and all other visitors.

Planning Lunch

If you book a full day program, half-hour lunchtime will be provided.  Students may bring lunch (refrigeration provided) or arrange to cater/order food beforehand.  The prices listed below do not include this.

2015/2016 Field Trip Prices Call and book now to avoid disappointment!

Field Trip Options

Price per student

Price per supervisor

Minimum Charge

Half Day




Full Day




Customized Workshop

TBD – Based on time and objectives


12 students per workshop

Prices include all applicable taxes.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
School Group rates are already discounted. No additional coupons or discounts apply.
Payment is required for a minimum of 12 students.  Maximum number of students is 24.
No payment is required for supervisors.

Booking Your Visit

To book your visit, email and we will arrange the dates that are convenient for you.

Paying for Your Visit

Please bring a school cheque, major credit card (Visa or Mastercard), debit or cash for the full amount on the day of your visit. School cheques should be made payable to Scratch Lab DJ Institute. Personal cheques are not acceptable.  An invoice will be provided to you for your records.

NOTE: For each School Field Trip scheduled, you must pay for a minimum of 12 students.

Preparing for a Successful Visit

Before your field trip visit:
Consider a pre-visit to Scratch Lab DJ Institute.  While this is not mandatory, it can help in the planning of your school visit and is FREE upon presentation of your Ontario College of Teachers card.  This can be arranged with the Office Manager.

Visit the website, for current information on special events and a map of how to get to the facility.  

Review behaviour expectations for this field trip with your students and supervisors.

Arrange to arrive at Scratch Lab DJ Institute at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled program.

Please bring a school cheque payable to Scratch Lab DJ Institute, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), debit or cash for full payment.