Michael Allegan
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Michael Allegan

Michael A.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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! (IG: @mixnmatchmentors)

About Michael A.

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 now my partner and I have developed an order of operations through our brand Mix 'n Match Mentors (IG: @mixnmatchmentors) anyone can follow when mixing any two songs on any piece of equipment at any time.

Our stripped-back approach focuses on perfecting the techniques and tools available to vinyl DJs when mixing was first invented; this means learning beat matching and course correction skills, proper use of FX and filters (as tools), crossfading, phrasing and timing.

Once a solid foundation has been set, students will have the opportunity to implement additional skills in layers at their own pace.

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Luke
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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.

Posted Oct 4, 2020
Michaela Gallagher
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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!

Posted Oct 3, 2020
Sara Streapy
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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 :)

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Lucas Chen
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I took a lesson with them over video chat and found it to be really helpful! He is really knowledgable and is very patient in his approach. The way he breaks down the fundamentals makes everything very understandable. His passion for music is contagious, and is so encouraging to get you to jump in and start playing music!

Posted Sep 29, 2020

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Experience

Co-Founder
Mar 2019 - Present

Super Secret Events

Throw events/organize livestreams/resident DJ in venues around Los Angeles.

Director of Operations
Aug 2014 - Mar 2019

L'Affaire Musicale

Resident opener DJed, garnered venue & partner relationships, and facilitated bookings of artists globally to play in Los Angeles, a lot of times being their debut DJ sets in the city. Played in venues such as Exchange, Sound Nightclub, 1720, Echoplex, Belasco Theatre, The Regent, Resident, Skybar, The Standard

Education

BS Business Administration, Accounting
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012

California State University Dominguez Hills

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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