- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing varies and depends on whether you want to rent a small system to operate yourself OR hire me as a KJ to run my professional, computer-based system for you: *FOR RENTALS* (rental service area = within 20 miles of Zip code 20848) I have packages with fixed rental fees starting at $149.95 (plus applicable sales tax). Deliveries for rentals are free within 20 miles of my home in Rockville. There are additional charges if the rental involves my driving during DC weekday rush hours. *FOR KJ (Karaoke DJ) BOOKINGS* My KJ fees start at $375 and are based on how many hours your event will last, how far the venue is from my home, if a holiday is involved, how much equipment I need to bring, how many people will be attending, the venue's load-in requirements, time of year, etc. There are many variables so it's best to visit my website. Click on the KJ QUOTE tab on the menu bar at the top, and fill out the form you'll be taken to as completely as you can so I can quickly send you an accurate quote. Please note that I don't provide KJ fee quotes over the phone.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
40+ years of hands-on professional and semi-professional experience with all aspects of music creation, production, and performance in genres ranging from classical and folk music to rock and jazz to electronic music. *Bachelor of Music (theory & composition), Northwestern University School of Music *Master of Arts (music composition), American University Dept. of Performing Arts *Doctor of Musical Arts (composition), Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory of Music
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
Many years ago I was browsing through the Sunday newspaper ads and my girlfriend at the time pointed to an ad for a $50 karaoke machine at Target. She said "your dad would love that." I agreed, and he did, and I got such a kick out of the whole experience I decided to take karaoke on as a hobby and began collecting the discs (special CD's with a graphic track so you can see the lyrics displayed on a TV or monitor). Now you could say it's a hobby that has gotten way out of hand!