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Learn how to beatmatch and mix your favorite music and create your own DJ mixes from scratch. I use Serato DJ, Traktor, and/or Ableton Live.

About Paul

You might not always notice it, but music is all around—from the stereo in your car to the music piped in at department stores. And you also may not be aware that music has a wide array of impacts on your health: Studies show that music has a strong effect on your mood levels and emotions, and also on how you think and your general intelligence. The music you listen to can have a profound effect on your test scores and your ability to quickly process information. And if you’ve ever played an instrument, studies show that you’re already ahead of the curve. Playing an instrument is a great way to test out your creative thinking and push your brain to process information in a new way. Whether you’re listening or playing, a little music can go a long way. I am here to help you realize not only your playing potential, but guide you into not ju

st becoming a guitar player, piano player, but a musician. I am able to teach Piano, Guitar, Music recording from software/hardware to MIDI, including Sonar, Reason, and related software.

I have studied music at California State University San Bernardino, where I minored in music and learned the immense possibilities of the music field. Music is part of my everyday life, and its an honor to know I can play music but also create it. My goal is to show you as the student how to realize that dream.

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I am a very friendly, fun and patient instructor. I believe that when you take any type of music lesson, it should be to have fun. With fun, passion, and dedication, sky is the limit. The curriculum I like to use are the most simplified forms to teach an instrument. It's about playing smarter, not harder. I do offer recording sessions to my students to track their progress, and give you a copy to keep as memorabilia.

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Bergman Upright Piano. Fender Acoustic/ Gibson Electric. Marshall Amps. Digital and analog Recording Station.

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I have in-depth knowledge of classical works, but my emphasis is in modern rock/ Alternative/ Pop. I like teaching the songs you like to hear from The Beatles to Green Day! I love all music genres and if I have not heard of the song you want to play I will learn it so that I can teach you!
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October 11, 2019
Zack
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.
July 31, 2019
Jill
Great teacher, very patient
June 22, 2019
Sergiu G.
He's very patient and adapts with the students needs. And also makes the lessons fun for my child and Is an amazing teacher overall!

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I have performed at over 200 nightclubs and music festivals internationally alongside names like The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki & more. I am currently a resident DJ at OMNIA San Diego. I can provide dj lessons for students at all levels. Lessons will be given on the interntational club standard Pioneer CDJ 2000 dj system at my studio. Subjects will range from basic set preparation and mixing strategies to advanced fx and a variety of other djing techniques.

About Dylan

Hi! My name is Dylan T., aka Dyluxe, and I'm available for in-home, in-studio, and even online music lessons worldwide! I offer tutoring and mentoring on electronic music production with Ableton Live software, Ableton Push Hardware, and other software plug-ins, as well as DJing on the professional standard Rekordbox software with the Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus DJ system. All lessons are taught on a one-on-one basis and will be customized to your specific needs. Whatever your knowledge level or ability, I can teach you anything from the basics of electronic music to advanced production, engineering, and mixing techniques. My innovative hybrid curriculum will teach you to both create and perform your own original music. I have a complete in studio set up with all of the premiere tools you will need to achieve your goals. My goal is to help you

expand your knowledge of electronic music and DJing so you can bring your artistic visions to life.

I am an Ableton Certified Music Producer and Graduate of Dubspot Electronic Music School with a degree in DJing and Music Production. I also have a Bachelors Degree from San Diego State University. I am currently a resident DJ for OMNIA San Diego & Hakkasan group as well as an Internationally Touring DJ. I have performed at over 300 nightclubs, music festivals, and events worldwide alongside artists like The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Dillon Francis, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, & many more.

Aside from my DJ career, I have a ton of experience teaching and working with children. I have always enjoyed teaching people and helping them to reach their goals. I started out at a young age as a babysitter for family friends. In high school, I took a job managing a local skatepark and giving skateboarding lessons. Once I moved to San Diego to attend SDSU, I took a side job as an activity leader for Harmonium, an after school program for elementary school students. During the summers, I also managed and taught skateboarding at the local YMCA Skateboarding Summer Camp.

Anyways, after I started to excel in my music career, friends and acquaintances started reaching out to me for advice and information. Ever since then I have been tutoring, mentoring, and helping my peers learn how to DJ, produce music, book shows, boost their marketing & much much more. I look forward to working with you and helping you to achieve your goals!
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September 4, 2019
Maximus D.
Awesome experience, really knows how to teach you and not just show you
August 22, 2019
Jeremiah
Very fun, focused, and great at explaining things.
August 15, 2019
Maximus D.
Awesome first lesson!!! Cant wait to learn as much as I can and look forward to the knowledge I can gain!!

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DJing is both a technical skill and an art form. I will teach you both. Over the course of many years and many house parties, bars, clubs, festivals, I have learned how to set a mood and move a dancefloor. I can share with you the insight I have gained along my journey.

About Mark

My name is Mark Farry. I am a DJ, music producer, and sound healer based in Portland, OR. I have been producing electronic music for 12 years and DJing actively for 3 years.

My history includes: operating a music blog in 2008 to ride the wave of electronic music's popularization, co-founding an online community of house music enthusiasts in 2015, hosting a weekly radio show at KPSU in 2016, launching a podcast focusing on storytelling through melodic house & techno music, and more recently organizing music festivals in the PNW region. I have played in low-light bars and on elaborate festival stages. I have written music to dance wildly to and music to meditate calmly to. I have played music to friends at home and I have played music to strangers in a foreign country. I seek to share the insights I have gained along my journey.

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April 19, 2019
Daniel S
Mark is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and friendly to work with. He has been helping me mix music in Ableton and I am very excited about what we have created. Mark is quite articulate about music which allows us to thoroughly examine the different sounds and elements in a song to better understand what we like and what could be improved upon. I recommend him as a teacher to students of all ability levels and am excited for us to continue working together.

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I have performed at over 1000 events including nightclubs, bars, weddings, corporate and celebrity events. I am an open format DJ and can teach you how to mix and select the right songs for the right occasion.

About Dave

I am a classically trained violinist and also play the piano, guitar, and DJ. I mainly focus on improvisation and popular music. I have toured with a band and shared the stage with Hootie and The Blowfish, Third Eye Blind, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Everclear, DJ AM/Travis Barker of Blink 182, Kaskade, Diplo, Mix Master Mike, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Alex Cruz and Steve Aoki. I have also presented on TEDxSF, Oprah, Richard Branson's private island and many celebrity events. I will not only teach you how to play but how to survive and make money as a musician which includes sales, negotiating, marketing and networking.

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I’ll keep it short and simple, what you gain from taking a dj lesson with me is I’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to DJ and be a DJ. You will learn all my 15 years of skills / experiences in 5 hours. And also I will give you a copy of all my music library that’s over 5000 songs for Djs only .

About Tommy

I’ve been dj for 15 years and spin various genre of music. I dj for most night club in stlouis and casino from around the US. I’ve play along with celebrities djs.

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Tommy T.

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1. Radio DJ on WXAC 91.3FM for over 10 years
2. Serato video DJ in clubs , weddings, Block Parties, strip clubs, Birthday Parties.
3. Video Music Collecting for 30 plus years
4. DJ in The Club every fri. and Sat. night 9pm to 2am
5. Building speakers and setting up equipment for 35 years

About Joel

Hi, Im DJ Joe Luv from Reading Pa and I Love teaching the art of DJing. I am a video DJ mixing music vidz every weekend for over 30 plus years. I can show you how to find, edit, organize, and mix your sets. I can mentor you. Also Learn how I get gigs and radio air time.

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Joel J.

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If you want to learn how to Dj then you've come to the right place !!! I have well over 20 years of experience as a Dj and I am also a Grammy nominated Producer, musician, and songwriter. Come prepared to learn techniques such as how to blend music (beat matching), sound design, vocal effects, music theory , the business of Djing how to market yourself and much more.

About raymond

Grammy Nominated Record Producer, DJ, Artist and Audio Engineer Raymond Starks a.k.a.”Dj Kyng Ray”, a Baltimore native, is a self-taught musician whose musical roots stem from his days in church but his edgy and forever changing sound has been inspired from growing up listening to multiple genres of music and musicians alike .
Initially starting out as a Dj and Artist he was able to create clientele to release multiple mixtapes over the years through his imprint "The Franchise Fascists Mixtape Co. and his media company Points of Crown Media. His affiliations include but are not limited to, one of the biggest DJ squads the Fleet DJ's and The Nerve DJ's.
“Dj Kyng Ray” spent the late 90’s as a session musician for local hip hop and R&B acts eventually receiving his first major break producing for artists Lady luck, Juvenile, Agallah Don B

ishop, and even Madonna just to name a few.
His most recent endeavors include his work as a radio personality on multiple internet radio stations like Power 4.4 Radio and My Soul Radio. He can be heard on his weekly Tuesday show The Bossed Up, Crowned Up Mix Hour on Power 4.4 Radio from 9 pm-10 pm.
Dj Kyng Ray's mission is to continue to educate, build and break in independent artists throughout the music industry.
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GUARANTEED to teach you to DJ in 4 weeks!

- How to drop the beat on the "1"
- What equipment you should buy
- How to set cues points
- How to blend songs
- 8, 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4 practice
- Branding
- And much more!

About Hope

DJing is my passion and sharing is my purpose.
I Taught my self how to DJ at 17.
I have battled in ATL, DC, NY, and Baltimore.

I have worked with
DTLR, Washington Wizards, Shoe City, Sky Zone, Nordstrom, Universoul Circus, Metro PCs, Luster Pink, Radio one Baltimore, East Point Mall

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Clubs, Fashion Shows, Weddings, Proms and more!!

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Daniel
"Raymond is a great DJ teacher. Our 11 yr old grandson is learning a lot. Raymond is on time for our in-home lessons. He's patient and understanding. We wo
uld recommend him to anyone."
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Bentïn
"Sergio was quick to answer questions and was very easy to work with. Great personality and has a wide knowledge on music theory."
Travis
"ABSOLUTELY AWESOME INSTRUCTOR
**** A++ INSTRUCTOR FOR ANY LEVEL ***** I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE (ANY AGE) THAT WANTS TO BEGIN, BETTER THE
MSELVES, OR ADVANCED LEVEL"
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Oluwatola
"perfect first lesson. looking forward to the next 5 lessons."
Shay
"Raymond is a great teacher!! I learned how to set up a set list and mix one song into the other. He was AWESOME! Going to continue lessons for sure!"
Young
"class was dope! I would recommend taking this course. Thanks Dylan!"
Jack
"Knowledgable guy with solid gig experence. Very worth it."
Zack
"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 p
erform as a DJ. There is a lot to learn & he's the guy that got me started. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
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