DJ Classes



hand on turntable image SPIN MASTERS is a DJ class taught by instructor and founder Olga Texidor (aka DJ Olga T) who has been professionally and successfully DJing 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 MASTERS 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 MASTERS provides small class sizes (4 students per class) to allow personalized attention to each student. The DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop is the most popular class.  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 MASTERS instruction location. The DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop is a 2 session course (2 hours per session) 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 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 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.


  • 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: MAY 10th & MAY 24th, JUNE14th & JUNE 28th, JULY 5th & JULY 19th
  • Time: 6PM – 8PM
  • Price: $50.00 (*ONLINE PRE-PURCHASE ONLY, see “REGISTRATION” 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
  • Date: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $45 per hour (2 hour minimum)

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
  • Date: to be arranged
  • Time: to be arranged
  • Price: $55 per hour ( 2 hour minimum)

Call to schedule appointment (415.261.0426)


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 Wednesday Workshop.

To Register:

Purchase your ticket for either date of the SPIN MASTERS DJ 101 Wednesday 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 SPIN MASTERS DJ 101 Weekend Workshops require that the student pre-purchase ticket prior to the first instruction session. Your confirmation purchase email reserves your space in your selected class. You may purchase at any time for any workshop. If the Wednesday 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 SPIN MASTERS sessions.  Students are expected to be on time to each session. Pre-purchased conformation email must be presented at the beginning of the DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop.

If you are interested in the Advanced Individual Session and/or Site Visit Session full cash payment is due at the beginning of the session. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THE DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop, SO PLEASE PURCHASE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE COMMITTING FOR THAT TIME AND DATE. 24-hour advance cancellation notice is required for all Individual 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 SPIN MASTERS Registration Form I indicate that I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions above. Event registration for SPIN MASTERS – DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop


Call 415.261.0426