DJ Classes

 

What is HER GROOVES?

hand on turntable image HER GROOVES is a DJ class taught by a woman and specifically designed to empower those who have felt intimidated to learn the art form of DJing. Instructor and founder Olga Texidor (aka DJ Olga T) has been professionally and successfully DJing for 20 years in this primarily male dominated profession. HER GROOVES classes provide students with beginning to advanced one on one instruction that will encourage women and others 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.

OVERVIEW

HER GROOVES provides small class sizes (4 students per class) to allow personalized attention to each student. The DJ 101 Weekend Workshop is the most popular class. The Hourly one on one sessions for intermediate DJs are also available, as well as site visits for those not able to come to the HER GROOVES instruction location. The DJ 101 Workshop is a 4 hour course designed for women 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 of DJing. Students will learn basic music theory, how to beat match and mix, introduction to SERATO SCRATCH LIVE/SERATO DJ USING VINYL and/or a Pioneer DDJ-SR controller , basic equipment knowledge and setup and receive hands on practice using professional turntables and other DJ equipment. This class is geared toward those who use vinyl, but CONTROLLER & CD DJs and can 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.

HER GROOVES DJ 101 WEEKEND WORKSHOP

  • Prerequisites/Skill Requirements – None
  • Equipment Requirements – None (all equipment provided)
  • Class Size – 4 students maximum
  • Course Length – 4 hours
  • Day: TBD
  • Dates: TBD
  • Time: 10am – 2:30pm
  • Price: $100.00 (ONLINE PRE-PURCHASE ONLY, see below)

ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL SESSION (@ my studio in Benicia)

  • 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
  • Dates: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $40 per hour (3 hour max)
  • $40 per hour for 2-3 hour sessions

Call to schedule appointment (415.261.0426)

SITE VISIT SESSION (@ your location)

  • Prerequisites/Skill Requirements – none
  • Equipment Requirements – N/A
  • Class Size – 1 student
  • Course Length – per student request, 1-3 hours
  • Practice Time – N/A
  • Dates: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $50 per hour (3 hour max)
  • $50 per hour for 2-3 hour sessions

Call to schedule appointment (415.261.0426)

REGISTRATION

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

To Register:

Purchase your ticket for either date of the HER GROOVES DJ 101 Weekend Workshop. You will then receive a confirmation email which reserves your spot in the selected session. Class location and payment details will be included in your confirmation email. 48-hour notice is required in the event of a cancellation. Terms and Conditions All HER GROOVES DJ 101 Weekend Workshops require that the student pre-purchase ticket prior to the first instruction session. Your ticket purchase reserves a space in your selected class. You may purchase at any time for any workshop. If the Weekend Workshop 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. 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 HER GROOVES sessions. Students are expected to be on time to each session. Pre-purchased ticket must be presented at the beginning of the DJ 101 Weekend Workshop. Full cash payment is due at the beginning of any Advanced Individual Session and/or Site Visit Session. NO REFUNDS FOR THE DJ 101 Weekend Workshop, SO PLEASE PURCHASE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE COMMITTING FOR THAT TIME AND DATE. 24-hour advance cancellation notice is required for all Indiviual and Site Visit sessions. Information entered on this form will be kept confidential and will absolutely not be shared with any third party. By submitting the HER GROOVES Registration Form I indicate that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions above. Event registration for Her Grooves – DJ 101 Weekend Workshop

QUESTIONS?

Call 415.261.0426