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Dylan T.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students Male: 7 to 70; Female: Not accepting at this time
  • Awarded #1 song on ThisSongSlaps.com from ThisSongSlaps.com
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Dylan T.

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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, also known as DYLUXE, and I'm a Los Angeles, California based DJ and Music Producer. I am an internationally touring DJ as well as a resident DJ for OMNIA, Hakkasan group, and TAO group. I have performed at over 300 events, nightclubs, and music festivals worldwide alongside a

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Hunter
Great teacher and extremely fun to take lessons from.
Maximus D.
Awesome experience, really knows how to teach you and not just show you
Jeremiah
Very fun, focused, and great at explaining things.
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Garrett S.

40 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Awarded 2017 Jazz Society Award from University of California, San Diego
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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 ...

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!

Paul R.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Business Adminstration-Finance from Cal State University San Bernardino
  • Teaching since 2006
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Paul R.

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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

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Julian L.
Paul is an amazing teacher. He took the time to find out what i needed, and focused the lesson on my needs. He made sure throughout the lesson to ask if everything was clear.
Trace. Mother of Sophia
Teacher Paul is teaching Guitar lesson in his place for my Daughter 9 years old who is a beginner to learn Guitar. Paul is very detail oritate and patient to teach my daughter step by step using very easy way to help my daughter getting into the point and make my daughter interesting to learn more and quickly jump into the based skill. Paul also provided flexible schedule to meet our need for the class. Paul shows his professional guitar skill and teaching skill for his guitar lesson. Paul is an excellent teachers. Thank him very much.
Julian L.
I had a great lesson, Paul took the initiative, and personalized a lesson for me. he took the time to find out what i know and what i wanted to learn. Thanks Paul

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Zachary W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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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

Dino R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 8 to 50
  • Teaching since 2016
  • 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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Robert L.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • 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.

7 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 6-step method through our brand Mix 'n Match Mentors that teaches the basic "order of operations" you should fol

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Johnathan Mark
Was attentive and showed his passion for the art form each week! Really helpful in setting my base fundamentals.
Kenneth
Robert was truly fantastic at teaching me the basics of DJ'ng. He first showed me the ropes and then let me try things while he watched and advised. Robert really knows his stuff, and has a knack for presenting things in an easy-to-follow manner which I could understand. In 5 short classes I went from knowing nothing to understanding the basics of mixing with confidence. He is also fun to work with, and very easygoing which is a big plus. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking to get started in DJ'ing.
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.

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Average Cost of DJing Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute djing lessons in Portland is $45. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $50 per hour.
30 min
$27 average
45 min
$35 average
60 min
$45 average

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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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"Robert was truly fantastic at teaching me the basics of DJ'ng. He first showed me the ropes and then let me try things while he watched and advised. Robert really knows his stuff, and has a knack for presenting things in an easy-to-follow manner which I could understand. In 5 short classes I went from knowing nothing to understanding the basics of mixing with confidence. He is also fun to work with, and very easygoing which is a big plus. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone looking to get started in DJ'ing."
Kenneth
Took DJing lessons from Robert L.
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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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"Zen was amazing. He gave lessons to my 8 year old and was extremely patient, generous with his time, and on top of things during the lesson.

Would highly recommend."
Keith
Took DJing lessons from Zen R.
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"Awesome experience, really knows how to teach you and not just show you"
Maximus
Took DJing lessons from Dylan T.
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"Garrett has been teaching DJing to my 11 year old son for several months now. Garrett has really helped him find something he's passionate about (something I think is priceless in itself). In addition, I sincerely appreciate his professionalism, and enthusiasm for his craft. I could not recommend him more!"
Anna
Took DJing lessons from Garrett S.
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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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"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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"At the start of the quarantine I was having difficulty getting the feel for anything and everything DJing. It was brutal!, intimidating, terrifying, and sort of infuriating. Robert and Michael took the time to really break down the flow of what you need to do, how many beats do you count out, where the bass knob should be. They did everything to make transitions and blends super easy at the beginner level. I am still taking classes with them, and can’t wait to learn more. They have truly helped to boost my confidence
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Mike
Took DJing lessons from Robert L.
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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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