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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Hourly fees generally range from $100 to $200. Pricing is dependent upon the amount of time booked, equipment required, performance needed, and the type of event.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I graduated college with a BA in English Lit and a minor in Philosophy. My grad school classes have all in been in education, so I'll admit that's not terribly related to dj'ing. I'm self-taught. A few years after college, having spent most of my free time playing guitar or drums in various band situations that never got anywhere, I took it upon myself to develop what I had started to learn as a college radio station disc jockey, and learned how to DJ. I had already taught myself how to play guitar well enough to teach others how to play, so teaching myself how to DJ wasn't a huge leap. Much of what I learn today is about technological developments and how that affects my approach to DJing, and I like to have the most modern and stable equipment available.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always liked music and always will. I liked the idea of DJing as a kid, but never had the equipment. When I picked up the guitar, it became another appendage, but DJing was never far from my mind. I've always wanted to be a musician, trying hard during and after college, but had little luck forming successful bands. Being solo looked like a more viable path so I steered toward DJing. A job managing the sales team at Guitar Center allowed me to buy gear affordably and that really helped me get started. I still love to play guitar and have even played classical musical at a wedding ceremony, but DJing has offered me a simple way to be involved with music in a subtle but important way.