SPIN SKILLZ is a series of DJ classes taught by instructor and founder Olga Texidor (aka DJ Olga T) who has been professionally and successfully DJing for over 20 years in this primarily male dominated profession. As a queer/trans identified woman of color self taught master of the craft, DJ Olga T specifically designs her teaching methods to empower those who have felt intimidated to learn the art form of DJing. SPIN SKILLZ classes provide students with beginning to advanced one on one instruction that will encourage those interested in DJing to pursue and explore this very exciting and rewarding craft. Whether you want to DJ in your living room, at a house party, a wedding, a club, or simply want to make your own seamlessly mixed CDs, you will leave this class with the tools and fundamental skills to take your DJ career or hobby as far as you desire.



SPIN SKILLZ provides small class sizes (4-5 students per class) to allow personalized attention to each student. The DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop is a 2 part monthly course.  Hourly one on one sessions for intermediate DJs are also available, as well as site visits for those not able to come to the SPIN SKILLZ instruction location.

The DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop is a 2 session course (2 hours per session, 2 sessions per month) which repeats each month and is designed for those who have an interest in DJing but have not yet taken that first step or do not quite understand how to put music together to create smooth ear pleasing transitions. It’s also helpful for those who have begun DJing and may feel “stuck ” or unsure about various elements or technical aspects of DJing. Students will learn basic music theory, how to beat match and mix, introduction to SERATO SCRATCH LIVE & SERATO DJ USING VINYL and a Pioneer DDJ-SR controller, basic equipment knowledge and setup as well as getting hands on practice using professional turntables, CD players, controllers and other professional DJ equipment. This class is geared toward those who use vinyl, but CONTROLLER & CD DJs and will also benefit from the essential skills that are taught. This class will provide a solid foundation for any type of DJ. The skills you will learn are invaluable.



(2 Sessions – 1st Theory & Technique, 2nd Hands On Practice)

  • Prerequisites/Skill Requirements – None
  • Equipment Requirements – Bring a pair of DJ headphones and something to take notes with (all other equipment provided)
  • Class Size – 4 -5 students maximum
  • Course Length – 2 hours
  • Location: EL RIO (back room), 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Dates: JUNE 14th & JUNE 28th, JULY 5th & JULY 19th
  • Time: 6PM – 8PM
  • Price: $55.00 (*ONLINE PRE-PURCHASE ONLY, see “REGISTRATION” below)


ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL SESSION (@ private studio in Benicia, CA)

  • Prerequisites/Skill Requirements – some basic DJing experience (i.e. live audience or basic beat mixing)
  • Equipment Requirements – None (all equipment provided)
  • Class Size – 1 student
  • Course Length – per student request, 1-3 hours
  • Practice Time – included
  • Date: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $50 per hour

Call to schedule appointment (415-870-1279)


SITE VISIT SESSION (@ your location)

  • Prerequisites/Skill Requirements – none
  • Equipment Requirements – N/A
  • Class Size – 1 student
  • Course Length – per student request, 2-3 hours
  • Practice Time – N/A
  • Date: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $60 per hour ( 2 hour minimum)

Call to schedule appointment (415-870-1279)



Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Once sessions are filled, future students should contact DJ Olga T to be placed on a waiting list for the next available DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop.


Registration for SPIN SKILLZ – DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop
Purchase your space for any date/s of the SPIN SKILLZ DJ 101 Wednesday Workshops by sending payment via Pay Pal using this link: paypal.me/djolgat. You will then receive a confirmation email which reserves your spot in the selected session and serves as your receipt of payment. Class location & payment details will be included in your confirmation email. All SPIN SKILLZ DJ 101 Wednesday Workshops require that the student pre-pay online  prior to the first instruction session. You may purchase at any time for any workshop. If a specific Wednesday Workshop date is filled, students will then be placed on a waiting list and the next student on the list will be first to be enrolled in the event of a cancellation.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS OF THE DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop, SO PLEASE PURCHASE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE COMMITTING FOR THAT TIME AND DATE.


Registration for Individual or Site Visit Session
If you are interested in an Advanced Individual Session and/or Site Visit Session, contact DJ Olga T via email (djolgat@gmail.com) or call (415-870-1279) to arrange time, place and online payment.  24-hour advance cancellation notice is required for all Individual and Site Visit sessions which can then be rescheduled.  Please note that only individual sessions can be rescheduled, not the workshops.



While I am confident that the techniques and information that I share with students will provide an invaluable DJ learning experience, I cannot guarantee that students will become competent or professional DJs after participating in any SPIN SKILLZ sessions. Understand that DJing well requires countless hours of practice and dedication.  Students are expected to be on time to each session. Your online conformation email must be presented at the beginning of the DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop.

All personal email addresses any private information will be kept confidential and will absolutely not be shared with any third party. By submitting payment for any SPIN SKILLZ class or private session, you indicate that you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions above.



Call: 415-870-1279
Email: djolgat@gmail.com