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Garrett S.

36 Reviews
North Hollywood, CA
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies) from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaching since 2011
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Garrett S.

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom!

Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance wedding DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál” (performing for 30-40 weddings per year). Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching ...

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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freel

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Matthew A.
Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!
Dillard
Garrett was patient, kind, and professional when he meet with my son virtually. I was a little worried about how the meet was going to go because it was virtual; however, he did an excellent job rearranging the camera whenever he needed to provide the appropriate angles for my son to learn.
Aakomon J.
Money and time well spent! Garrett is very knowledgeable, capable of discussing multiple DJ methods/styles, and is also great at communicating on different levels of music comprehension.
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Robert L.

Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish
  • English & Theater from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Robert L.

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Learn the basics, from unboxing equipment and beat matching, to more advanced topics like curating a great set and marketing yourself as a performing DJ.

Lessons are tailored to each student's current skill level, music taste, and mixing goals, layering on new skills and techniques at your pace.

About Robert

Mixing has been my passion for over 5 years and I regularly DJ for underground parties and live streams hosted by promoters and friends. My partner and I have developed an easy-to-follow methodology through our brand Mix 'n Match Mentors that teaches the basic "order of operations" you should follo

Recent Reviews
Brett
There are many aspects of Robert that make him uniquely suited to instruct people in the art and skill of mixing:
* he's an extremely empathetic person so he's always on the same wavelength as his student.
* he's an exceptional communicator, as evidenced by his fluency in not only English and Spanish but ASL as well. More importantly than his multiple-language fluency, he has a natural aptitude for teaching and explaining things in an intuitive way.
* he's extremely passionate about live music performance, but especially the sounds that get people moving on the dance-floor. He also possesses an exceptional breadth of knowledge of dance music as a whole: the history, the artists, the genres, and all manner of tracks from timeless classics to fresh releases.

Robert has put a lot of thought into how to build the fundamentals of mixing from the ground up. I know, because I was one of the first people he taught. When we started, I was overwhelmed by the flashing lights and myriad buttons on the controller, and couldn't transition from one song to the next to save my life.

The many hours we spent teaching me to mix had two significant outcomes:
1. Not only do I feel comfortable stepping up to the decks to mix, it's actually something I REALLY enjoy and look forward to.
2. Robert developed the teaching framework he'll use to teach you, which focuses first on mastering critical fundamentals in an intuitive, step-by-step process.

If you're anything like me, listening (and dancing!) to dance music is something that brings you a great deal of joy.

Take it from me: the thrill of a perfectly-executed transition from one song to the next is an intensely gratifying and thrilling one. Being at the helm of a controller, you get to play an active role in the music, which is so much cooler than just passively enjoying it. Robert got me to that level.

He can get you there too.
Eric
Robert is an amazing DJ teacher!! Knows his stuff incredibly well and knows how to take complex subjects and make them very approachable. Robert is very patient but also great at challenging you to get outside your comfort zone and try new techniques. Also knows a ton about music and can meet you at any style you prefer to focus your DJing on. Whether you are just starting out or have been DJing for a bit and want to expand your skills, I couldn't recommend him more!
Banu
Great teacher! Robert is very knowledgeable and was quickly able to improve my DJ skills after just one lesson. Couldn't recommend him more.

Dino R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2016
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Dino R.

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I can teach you the basics, from analog turntables & vinyl to CDJs to the current digital era with Serato software and DJ Controllers. I have 30+ years of experience in the industry (Mobile, Club, Bar, Mixtapes). If you're local, I can even take you on an actual gig and show tips and tricks for running a successful gig/event.

About Dino

Hello my name is DJ Dino R. I have over 30+ years of experience in the DJ industry (mobile, club, bars, etc). I can teach you the basics and history of DJ'ing and can cover the history of the technology from the original turntables to today's digital world with controllers and DJ Software (Serato)

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Amanda Baker
DJ Dino helped my husband get lessons and I have to say, I can actually listen to my husband's sets now. Dino did an amazing job with the in-home sessions, was easy to work with, and always on time. He is a highly patient, easy going and knowledgeable individual. I'd highly recommend him for any level DJ.

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Robert L.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish
  • Teaching since 2018
  • English & Theater from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
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Robert L.

5 Reviews
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Learn the basics, from unboxing equipment and beat matching, to more advanced topics like curating a great set and marketing yourself as a performing DJ.

Lessons are tailored to each student's current skill level, music taste, and mixing goals, layering on new skills and techniques at your pace.

About Robert

Mixing has been my passion for over 5 years and I regularly DJ for underground parties and live streams hosted by promoters and friends. My partner and I have developed an easy-to-follow methodology through our brand Mix 'n Match Mentors that teaches the basic "order of operations" you should follo

Recent Reviews
Brett
There are many aspects of Robert that make him uniquely suited to instruct people in the art and skill of mixing:
* he's an extremely empathetic person so he's always on the same wavelength as his student.
* he's an exceptional communicator, as evidenced by his fluency in not only English and Spanish but ASL as well. More importantly than his multiple-language fluency, he has a natural aptitude for teaching and explaining things in an intuitive way.
* he's extremely passionate about live music performance, but especially the sounds that get people moving on the dance-floor. He also possesses an exceptional breadth of knowledge of dance music as a whole: the history, the artists, the genres, and all manner of tracks from timeless classics to fresh releases.

Robert has put a lot of thought into how to build the fundamentals of mixing from the ground up. I know, because I was one of the first people he taught. When we started, I was overwhelmed by the flashing lights and myriad buttons on the controller, and couldn't transition from one song to the next to save my life.

The many hours we spent teaching me to mix had two significant outcomes:
1. Not only do I feel comfortable stepping up to the decks to mix, it's actually something I REALLY enjoy and look forward to.
2. Robert developed the teaching framework he'll use to teach you, which focuses first on mastering critical fundamentals in an intuitive, step-by-step process.

If you're anything like me, listening (and dancing!) to dance music is something that brings you a great deal of joy.

Take it from me: the thrill of a perfectly-executed transition from one song to the next is an intensely gratifying and thrilling one. Being at the helm of a controller, you get to play an active role in the music, which is so much cooler than just passively enjoying it. Robert got me to that level.

He can get you there too.
Eric
Robert is an amazing DJ teacher!! Knows his stuff incredibly well and knows how to take complex subjects and make them very approachable. Robert is very patient but also great at challenging you to get outside your comfort zone and try new techniques. Also knows a ton about music and can meet you at any style you prefer to focus your DJing on. Whether you are just starting out or have been DJing for a bit and want to expand your skills, I couldn't recommend him more!
Banu
Great teacher! Robert is very knowledgeable and was quickly able to improve my DJ skills after just one lesson. Couldn't recommend him more.
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Henri B.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Speaks Portuguese
  • Teaching since 2004
  • B.A. Religious Studies from Arizona State University
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Henri B.

49 Reviews
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Students will learn about beat matching, scratching, vocal effects, music theory, trends in current music today, how to market themselves, how to get and keep gigs, track selection, and overall, how to have fun with music and be a great DJ.

About Henri

Hi everybody! My name is Henri, and I am an experienced and focused musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. I have studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon.

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Mason B.
Henri was great!
Dominic
Henry was great with my son's first lesson!
Zoe
We appreciate his patience! My 7 year old daughter has a lot of fun and follows along with him no problem.

Zen R.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Zen R.

19 Reviews
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Online DJing Teacher

Want to know how to DJ with Serato and a mixing controller? Book a lesson now to starting learning the fundamentals of DJing. I personally have the Pioneer DDJ-SX2 controller. Looking forward to your lesson!

About Zen

Want to produce, mix, master and perform with Ableton Live? Want to play the drums? Want to be able to DJ? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away! Bio: Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Perform

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Lorelei M.
Zen has done such an amazing job teaching me how to operate Ableton. I was extremely overwhelmed and had no idea where to start and Zen really broke everything down for me and provided me with the resources I needed to get started.
Jessica
Zen is a wonderful teacher. I appreciate the calm way things are explained & there are no dumb questions! I had trouble navigating my new Mac & even that was okay with Zen. Thank you & looking forward to next week
Jessica
Calm and thorough.

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Average Cost of DJing Lessons in Altadena, CA

The average cost of 60-minute djing lessons in Altadena is $143. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $137 and $150 per hour.
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"ABSOLUTELY AWESOME INSTRUCTOR
**** A++ INSTRUCTOR FOR ANY LEVEL ***** I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE (ANY AGE) THAT WANTS TO BEGIN, BETTER THEMSELVES, OR ADVANCED LEVEL"
Travis
Took DJing lessons from Dylan T.
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"Great teacher! Robert is very knowledgeable and was quickly able to improve my DJ skills after just one lesson. Couldn't recommend him more."
Banu
Took DJing lessons from Robert L.
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"There are many aspects of Robert that make him uniquely suited to instruct people in the art and skill of mixing:
* he's an extremely empathetic person so he's always on the same wavelength as his student.
* he's an exceptional communicator, as evidenced by his fluency in not only English and Spanish but ASL as well. More importantly than his multiple-language fluency, he has a natural aptitude for teaching and explaining things in an intuitive way.
* he's extremely passionate about live music performance, but especially the sounds that get people moving on the dance-floor. He also possesses an exceptional breadth of knowledge of dance music as a whole: the history, the artists, the genres, and all manner of tracks from timeless classics to fresh releases.

Robert has put a lot of thought into how to build the fundamentals of mixing from the ground up. I know, because I was one of the first people he taught. When we started, I was overwhelmed by the flashing lights and myriad buttons on the controller, and couldn't transition from one song to the next to save my life.

The many hours we spent teaching me to mix had two significant outcomes:
1. Not only do I feel comfortable stepping up to the decks to mix, it's actually something I REALLY enjoy and look forward to.
2. Robert developed the teaching framework he'll use to teach you, which focuses first on mastering critical fundamentals in an intuitive, step-by-step process.

If you're anything like me, listening (and dancing!) to dance music is something that brings you a great deal of joy.

Take it from me: the thrill of a perfectly-executed transition from one song to the next is an intensely gratifying and thrilling one. Being at the helm of a controller, you get to play an active role in the music, which is so much cooler than just passively enjoying it. Robert got me to that level.

He can get you there too."
Brett
Took DJing lessons from Robert L.
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"Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!"
Matthew
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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"My son (a beginner) loves his lessons, and talks about his next session every time. My worried son was so nervous for his first lesson, but Dylan put him at ease, and then proceeded to start from the beginning, giving my son the much needed confidence and began at the beginning with set-up, getting to know him, explaining the software, and was so down to earth; and gave him the one-on-one, a person could only dream of. He is an A++ teacher with a resume too long to list. I highly recommend him and I hope to meet in person one day... (Dylan is the Best DJ for any level, and his way to break it all down is phenomenal!)- -----Thank you --- ****** A+++ ****"
Stacy
Took DJing lessons from Dylan T.
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"You can watch for weeks or get your answers from this guy in 5 minutes. Great instructor."
Jack
Took DJing lessons from Dylan T.
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"Really great at explaining everything. Very patient. Great instructor!"
David
Took DJing lessons from Mark F.
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"Mark is great! Helped me understand the basics and ease into learning. He was so helpful with answering any questions I had. Looking forward to growing my skills with him!"
Amy
Took DJing lessons from Mark F.
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"I love taking DJ lessons with Garrett! He's super fun to work with, knowledgable, and genuinely cares about his students. I've been working with him for a little over a year now and plan to continue lessons with him for a long time."
Angelo
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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"Raymond is a nice and a great teacher for our 11 yr old grandson. He is patient and fun. But he gets our grandson to focus when GS gets distracted. I feel that Raymond is teaching wholeheartedly and really it’s up to the student with how far and fast he wants to go."
Deron
Took DJing lessons from Raymond C.
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