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Taurus DJs

Woodbridge, VA

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About Taurus DJs

hired 25 times on Thumbtack

I have six years of DJ experience. I respect the fact that I am working for you, so I do what you want me to do. I am not a pushy DJ by any means, it is your event and you are the most important person there!
Dances, birthday parties, retirements, weddings, whatever you need I have you covered!

Let me help make your party memorable.

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Woodbridge, VA 22192

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  • 5/5 stars June 18, 2014

    Christian was simply outstanding! First and foremost, from the very beginning, he never stopped communicating. I was looking for a DJ to play at my daughter's High School graduation party. I had no idea what I was looking for or what to expect. He answered my emails within hours, if not minutes, and he gave me detailed and specific answers to all my questions. He was personable and honest.

    He arrived early and almost immediately started playing music, even though he was not officially "on the clock." He was dressed nicely and professionally, though our party was very casual. He played every song that was "on the spot requested" and kept everyone tapping their feet or bopping their head. He impressed the older generation with his song selections and kept the younger generation wanting more.

    Christian has great instinct. He was observant and made decisions instinctively (song selections). His choices kept everyone happy, especially my daughter. He asked for a list of songs from my daughter and she could not possibly think of everything. Throughout the night, she made several comments about how glad she was that "he played that song" and how she "forgot about that song". She wants him to DJ her wedding even though that may not be for another 5 or 10 years!

    I can't say enough good things about Christian. He made our guests feel special and important. His personality lit up the room and he was just wonderful.

    Thank you, Thumbtack, for the service you provide and a great big thank you to Christian, for keeping our party "alive and moving!"

  • 5/5 stars June 3, 2014

    Christian was a DJ who helped coordinate music for our wedding. We found out very late in the game that our reception venue had no audio equipment, but Christian was very flexible on helping us with this last minute crisis - and was very willing to work with our modest budget. Christian has a set of reception planning tools that are really easy to fill out, and also really walked us through how to organize the reception. Christian also has his own equipment, and his services (including the equipment) were much more cost effective than renting equipment and using it ourselves would have been. Additionally, I got an e-mail from Christian the morning of the wedding - saying that he couldn't DJ because he was very ill, and already providing the name and contact information of his substitute. I have to say - I was very impressed that Christian took the time to solve a last minute problem, and waited until it was solved to let me know about the switch.

    The substitute, DJ Craig, was also amazing and I'm still getting compliments. In addition to working with our play list, DJ Craig did a great job of moving the reception along and keeping everyone (including some very anxious relatives) happy. I would highly recommend them both to anyone looking for music!

  • 5/5 stars December 7, 2013

    Christian provided music for our hoiday party for 5 hrs. He was professional,nicely dressed and very willing to meet any requests we had. He got to the party an hour ahead of time and music was playing upon our arrival. He provided every song that we had requested and his choices were also perfect. He had a good understanding of our needs with guests ages from the 20's to the 60's. He was great...hire him!!

  • 5/5 stars October 30, 2013

    Christian came through for us at the last minute. He provided music, some very sepcific songs for a friends 50th wedding anniversary. He was on time and on target with the music. Great Job!
    Mike Evenson

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2013

    Christian DJ'd our wedding reception at River Creek country club in Leesburg VA. On Sept 28th, 2013 and he was the absolute professional. He is dependable and played a great selection of music. Christian kept us on schedule and was very smooth in his delivery. Next year we are planning another party and he is definitely our choice for DJ's. He is the best best kept secret of DJ's in Northern Va.

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2013

    Chris did a great job. Arrived on time and his set up was easy. Music mix was great, flowed with the party. Had all the songs I requested and more. Hope to work with him again soon.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2013

    Christian was wonderful! I coordinated with him through email prior to the event, he maintained contact with me the entire time, sent me a music play list for the era I was looking for and we went from there. He showed up and set up in plenty of time for the event, he helped me blow up balloons for my kids and was super flexible with the music selection. I originally wanted older music, but found the children to be dancing more. Christian quickly adapted as well as played special requests on demand. I was so happy with him and if I need a DJ in the future, I will definitely look him up! Thank you Christian, we had a great time!!

  • 5/5 stars November 4, 2012

    Christian was not able to come but Amy Constanza came and did a fantastic job - we would always strongly recommend her :)

  • 5/5 stars October 31, 2012

    Christian was the DJ for my daughters 13th bday party & he did an awesome job! The kids all danced all night long! Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2012

    Taurus DJ is m first DJ, i ever had at my party's. money well spent ill have to say. and i highly recommend him to anyone who wants a DJ for a good time!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Wedding DJ- A bit more formal and a lot more mic work involved.
Company party- Generally, the crowd is going to be very mixed in regards to age range, so you have to make sure that you're playing a lit bit for everyone. Don't just stick to what's on the radio right now.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. My most recent jobs were all weddings. One was in Virginia and two were in Maryland. Each one had a distinct atmosphere and crowd, but with my experience I was able to go with the flow. Personally, the best thing for me was that each of the bride and grooms had a great time. They all thanked me for my services and said that things couldn't have gone more smoothly. Additionally, a few of them also told me that they will keep me in mind going forward when they need DJ services, which is all I can ask for!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. First thing I would advise is to not shop strictly on price. Regardless of the job you are posting there will always be someone quoting a lower price. Sometimes it is better to spend a little bit more in order to get someone with experience. I have DJ'ed over 100 weddings and each one has been different. I have needed to think quickly on my feet to ensure that not only does everyone have a good time, but it's done as safely as possible. Equipment also counts, a DJ who is cheap may not have the proper equipment for your job or they may have substandard equipment. Quality DJ's will spend the extra money to make sure they have great equipment that will sound great!

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Can we meet? It's very important to meet on a face to face basis.
What type of equipment do you have? There is a lot of difference in DJing equipment. Do you want a DJ with the Kia or speakers or the Ferrari?
How many _____ have you worked? A more experienced DJ will not panic if things do not go exactly as planned.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am affordable, presentable and professional. I used to be a public school teacher, so I will have no problems speaking in front of your guests or giving directions to move your event along smoothly.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I enjoy working with people and working hard, so they don't have to.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Am I supposed to tip you? Tips are appreciated, not required

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. It really is not as easy as people make it out to be, especially if people want you to MC as well. There is a big difference between being an MC in a club setting and MCing a wedding.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I worked as a set up assistant for one of the most exclusive wedding DJs in Metro DC. It was such a blast that I wanted to start working my own jobs. After working for him for two years I was ready to start. He and I still keep in touch and I am always learning new things from him!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I had a wedding at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Silver Spring. The weather wasn't so good, so people were being a little bit lethargic and there wasn't a wedding planner, so I had to coordinate with the house staff everything by myself. At the end of the night, the bride and groom said a few of their guests had already told them I was the best wedding DJ they have ever seen. The music was great, the order that I played them in was great, and the bride took it upon herself to write me a very lengthy review, it was over 1500 characters long! She also said she will be recommending me to her boss for their holiday party.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am always reading about what types of equipment will be hitting the streets as well as what music is hot right now.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Bluetooth technology. It will be great when Bluetooth gets to the point that I can do an entire wedding without running any cables at all.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Work with a DJ who does what you'd like to do. Learn from them and see the behind scenes efforts involved with becoming successful.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is that I do not crack under pressure. I used to teach 7th graders, they can be a lot more hyper and disrespectful than a crowd of adults.

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