"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."

What is SPIN SKILLZ™ ?

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.

SPIN SKILLZ™ Workshops

DJ 101 Workshops are 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.

These classes are 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.

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 Workshop.

 

 

DJ 101-A: Theory & Technique

$55.00

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DESCRIPTION

Students will learn:

  • Basic music theory
  • An introduction to SERATO SCRATCH LIVE & SERATO DJ USING VINYL and a Pioneer DDJ-SR controller
  • Basic equipment knowledge and setup
  • How to beat match and mix

LOGISTICS

Location: EL RIO (back room), 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6PM - 8PM (2 hour class)

 

DETAILS

Class size: 4-5 students

Prerequisites: None

Equipment Requirements: Bring a pair of DJ headphones and something to take notes with (all other equipment provided)

DJ 101-B: Hands-on Practice

$55.00

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Guided practice session with:

  • Professional turntables
  • CD players
  • Controllers
  • Other professional DJ equipment

LOGISTICS

Location: EL RIO (back room), 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6PM - 8PM (2 hour class)

 

DETAILS

Class size: 4-5 students

Prerequisites: DJ 101-A

Equipment Requirements: Bring a pair of DJ headphones and something to take notes with (all other equipment provided)

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Individual Session

$50-$70/hour

Hourly private sessions for one-on-one instruction. Book your session at DJ Olga T's private studio in Benicia, CA or she can come to your location (for an additional fee).

Contact DJ Olga T to discuss your specific needs.

LOGISTICS

Location: Private Studio in Benicia
Cost: $50/hour (1 hour min., recommend 1-3)

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Location: Your location (within 40 mile radius)
Cost
: $70/hour (2 hour min.)

DETAILS

Class size: Individual

Practice Time: Included

Prerequisites: None

Equipment Requirements: None (all equipment provided)

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*REGISTRATION

Purchase your space for any date/s of the SPIN SKILLZ™ DJ 101 Wednesday Workshops via the shopping cart. You will then receive a confirmation email which reserves your spot in the selected session and serves as your receipt of payment. Class location & important details will be included in your confirmation email.

All SPIN SKILLZ™ DJ 101 Wednesday Workshops require payment 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 can request to 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.

IMPORTANT:  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR STUDENT CANCELLATIONS OF THE DJ 101 WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP, SO PLEASE PURCHASE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE COMMITTING FOR THAT TIME AND DATE.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

While we are confident that the techniques and information that we share with students will provide an invaluable DJ learning experience, we 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 confirmation email must be presented at the beginning of the DJ 101 Wednesday Workshop.

All personal email addresses and 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.