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Michael A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • BS Business Administration, Accounting from California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2018
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Michael A.

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I break things down into layman's terms and offer a 6-step order of operations, similar to PEMDAS, that's applied to every time you're mixing a song, no matter the genre or the equipment that you're using. I've been mixing music for about decade and have had a passion for listening to/discovering new music for all my life. If you're a music head like me, already mixing on your own but want to hone in on your craft, or just starting out intrigued by the career of DJing I'm your guy!

About Michael

In general I love music. And for the past decade I've loved mixing it as well. Going to concerts has always been a huge part of my life and getting to play at them myself has taken things to the next level. Then throwing my own events and festivals offered me a chance to host a DJing workshop, and

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Luke
Michael is an extraordinarily talented DJ and a wonderful instructor. He has a ton of experience DJing in all sorts of environments. He’s a technical master. He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things funky and fresh. Most importantly, he's genuinely excited to share DJing with his students. He's patient, clear in his explanations, and he gets as excited as you do when things start to click.
Michaela Gallagher
Michael was a fabulous instructor! He was a great listener and was able to match my skillset and experience with his lesson plan. I'm looking forward to taking more lessons with him!
Sara Streapy
Michael is an amazing DJ instructor! He is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet, which reflects his teaching style by being patient and encouraging you every step of the way! His expansive knowledge and passion for music is infectious. Looking at a DJ controller can be super intimidating, but Michael breaks it down for you in a way that's easy to understand. I couldn't recommend him more! This will turn into your new favorite hobby :)
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Sergio M.

34 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sergio M.

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I've been a DJ for almost 10 years. I have done and entertained at many types of events: weddings, sweet 16's, quinces, coorporate, festivals, and many more.

About Sergio

Hi, there! My name is Sergio and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for a few years and have loved helping my students play saxophone, DJ, and learn the basics of piano. I went to New Jersey City University and earned a degree in Music Business in 2018. I'm a patient and u

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Karena R.
I just finished my first sax lesson with Sergio and already know my way around the frets. I appreciated that we also tied in useful information about the circle of fifths. Great teacher. Highly recommended.
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Zachary W.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Zachary W.

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Hello and welcome! Our lessons will include mixing and mastering, learning how to properly "bounce" a track, beat-making, sound design, learning how to arrange a remix, and much more. Whether a student is interested in learning how to DJ at a house party for friends or obtaining the skills necessary to play a live set at a club, our lessons will prepare the student for whichever avenue they may be interested in taking. The curriculum is designed to work with any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

About Zachary

As a professional composer, producer, sound designer, and trombonist based out of Atlanta, GA I love to teach. I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Trombone Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio and have taught for the past 10 years. Currently, I am wo

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Dino R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Garrett S.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Garrett S.

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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 ...

About Garrett

COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! Garrett is a DJ, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, 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

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Alexa K.
I hired Garrett to work with my two boys ages 8 and 11 during the quarentine. Initially we started online and my two kids had never DJ before. Garrett was able to build rapport very quickly and create a lesson plan for each child that met them where the are developmentally. Garrett used his wide range of music knowledge and natural teaching abilities to create a really fun and engaged learning environment. Once we could safely meet in person, Garrett 's skill as a teacher was even more spectacular. He has helped my kids become real DJ's, find a deeper appreciation for music and has built up their confidence in being able to perform and share music with friends. Garrett has never been late for a lesson and even takes extra time and goes out of his way for his students. He is incredibly professional and has a real gift at connecting with his students. He was the bright light during COVID for my entire family. We cannot thank him enough for all his hard work and the abundance of music that his brought to our home.
Jordan ..
Garrett is incredibly personable and knowledgeable, the best attributes of a great teacher! I've learned so much from him already and am looking forward to more to come in future lessons. I'd highly recommend Garrett to learn basics and beyond of dj'ing.
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!
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Michael A.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • BS Business Administration, Accounting from California State University Dominguez Hills
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Michael A.

4 Reviews
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Online DJing Teacher

I break things down into layman's terms and offer a 6-step order of operations, similar to PEMDAS, that's applied to every time you're mixing a song, no matter the genre or the equipment that you're using. I've been mixing music for about decade and have had a passion for listening to/discovering new music for all my life. If you're a music head like me, already mixing on your own but want to hone in on your craft, or just starting out intrigued by the career of DJing I'm your guy!

About Michael

In general, I love music. And for the past decade, I've loved mixing it as well. Going to concerts has always been a huge part of my life and getting to play at them myself has taken things to the next level. Then throwing my own events and festivals offered me a chance to host a DJing workshop, an

Recent Reviews
Luke
Michael is an extraordinarily talented DJ and a wonderful instructor. He has a ton of experience DJing in all sorts of environments. He’s a technical master. He also has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things funky and fresh. Most importantly, he's genuinely excited to share DJing with his students. He's patient, clear in his explanations, and he gets as excited as you do when things start to click.
Michaela Gallagher
Michael was a fabulous instructor! He was a great listener and was able to match my skillset and experience with his lesson plan. I'm looking forward to taking more lessons with him!
Sara Streapy
Michael is an amazing DJ instructor! He is one of the kindest souls you will ever meet, which reflects his teaching style by being patient and encouraging you every step of the way! His expansive knowledge and passion for music is infectious. Looking at a DJ controller can be super intimidating, but Michael breaks it down for you in a way that's easy to understand. I couldn't recommend him more! This will turn into your new favorite hobby :)

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Average Cost of DJing Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute djing lessons in Oakland is $79. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $137 per hour.
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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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"Alina is easy to get along with and knowledgeable about the techniques involved in djing.

She brings the fun to this exciting element of djing without feeling the pressure of having to get it all right on the first day. Alina moves at a slow pace, with patience, letting you take the wheel and move through it together. Can’t wait for our next session!"
Aerin
Took DJing lessons from Alina B.
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"Garrett is incredibly personable and knowledgeable, the best attributes of a great teacher! I've learned so much from him already and am looking forward to more to come in future lessons. I'd highly recommend Garrett to learn basics and beyond of dj'ing."
Jordan
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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"I hired Garrett to work with my two boys ages 8 and 11 during the quarentine. Initially we started online and my two kids had never DJ before. Garrett was able to build rapport very quickly and create a lesson plan for each child that met them where the are developmentally. Garrett used his wide range of music knowledge and natural teaching abilities to create a really fun and engaged learning environment. Once we could safely meet in person, Garrett 's skill as a teacher was even more spectacular. He has helped my kids become real DJ's, find a deeper appreciation for music and has built up their confidence in being able to perform and share music with friends. Garrett has never been late for a lesson and even takes extra time and goes out of his way for his students. He is incredibly professional and has a real gift at connecting with his students. He was the bright light during COVID for my entire family. We cannot thank him enough for all his hard work and the abundance of music that his brought to our home."
Alexa
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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"If you’re looking to dive into DJing and have fun playing music, look no further! Alina is a great teacher who can show you ins and outs. She is very knowledgeable about equipment, different techniques and will help you to organize your music base to set you up for success.
She’s very professional and organized, but fun at the same time, so great and productive time guaranteed!"
Julia
Took DJing lessons from Alina B.
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"Awesome first lesson!!! Cant wait to learn as much as I can and look forward to the knowledge I can gain!!"
Maximus
Took DJing lessons from Dylan T.
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"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."
Aakomon
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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"Paul is a great and fun guy with exceptional musician knowledge across multiple platforms. The lessons provided me with the basics I needed to basically perform as a DJ. There is a lot to learn & he's the guy that got me started. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
Zack
Took DJing lessons from Paul R.
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"I had the pleasure of working with Mark over the course of ten weeks recently as I wanted to radically improve my abilities as a DJ. From the moment we began, Mark and I connected over similar musical tastes, and he understood my goals that I was setting for myself.

Mark worked with me by giving me stylistic feedback and walked me through technical details that gave me the comfort to start DJing my own sets. In this era where distance learning is the norm and virtual broadcasting is getting more commonplace, the work that I did with Mark has allowed me to operate with confidence. I began doing weekly streams (which had rough beginnings!) that became were the basis for work we were doing together.

I would highly recommend someone who needs help getting started DJing and also needs someone to bounce music ideas off of as they're honing in their craft. Thank you again, Mark!"
Dan
Took DJing lessons from Mark F.
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"Alina is so fun, smart, and easy to work with. She has a natural talent for music, people, and is patient which makes her a wonderful instructor as she helps guide you through the learning experience. In a few short lessons with her I have learned far more than I thought I could ever in writing digital music. Getting to work with such a person has really sparked a passion. In myself to learn and dedicate more time to it. Her knowledge, experience, skills and passion truly make her an asset to any person looking to grow musically in composition or live performance."
Kelly
Took DJing lessons from Alina B.
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