- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
The base price quoted normally includes not only the coverage requested but travel time and setup/teardown as well. For nighttime and indoor events I also provide a nice dance light setup at no additional charge. There are some options available including additional lighting (uplighting) and a second speaker setup for outdoor or separate wedding ceremonies. My wife is a photographer so we can offer package discounts if both services are used. And payment terms are pretty simple and painless. Normally a down payment of $50 to $100 (depending on the size of the job) is requested with the remaining balance due upon my arrival.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I've got some great online planning tools I use to help clients to plan out their agenda/schedule for the evening, list the key events and people involved so I can be fully prepared to make the important announcements, and offer my clients many choices when it comes to special requests or types of music they'd prefer to have throughout the evening.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I'm an amateur musician and play the guitar, bass guitar, trumpet and a little piano. I minored in music theory and was involved in sound engineering in college. And being an engineer I have a great appreciation and understanding of the technical tools which can assist the DJ in providing great results.