About this pro
6 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
Emily C.Oct 19, 2015Verified
Outstanding DJ!!! He helped make our occasion amazing. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone for any occasion. He is extremely professional, brought all of his own equipment and MCd the event entirely. 5 stars I would strongly encourage you to trust Jim with all of your Music needs.Jul 23, 2015Verified
Jim was extremely friendly and very professional.Sep 15, 2015Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?No elaborate pricing system here. I charge standard rates. For example, 4 hours of music is $499. This includes set-up, tear-down, creating playlists, and coordination with client via email or phone. Exceptional travel distances or other circumstances may need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I receive an inquiry, I typically ask some basic questions to get a better understanding of the potential client's event -- date, time, venue/location, type of event, number of guests, etc. I then put together a written quote for the potential client's review that outlines the price and exactly what they're getting. If they would like to move forward, I request a 50% deposit to hold the date and arrange for a time to speak again and go over further details such as specific music requests, event timeline, when I can access the venue to start setting up, etc. At the conclusion of the event, the 50% balance is due -- and the client is usually thrilled!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a licensed professional electrical engineer. I have the capabilities and knowledge to address any "technical difficulties" that may occur during an event and minimize any equipment-related disruptions. Otherwise, there are no bachelors degrees in DJ'ing! I have a passion for music -- which is why I do this in the first place. It doesn't feel like "work" to keep up with new music coming out and to unearth past hits that are a perfect fit for a given event. I am always working to improve my dinner and cocktail hour playlists, whether I have an upcoming event or not. I keep an ear out for new dance hits that will appeal to both the young, and the young at heart (Bruno Mars comes to mind!). So while I don't have formal training, I believe I am well-qualified!