What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
ALWAYS. We check the Top Charts for every genre at least once a week, and download new songs every Friday. We also network with a group of more than 50 DJs nationwide on a weekly basis, so that we can stay on top of the latest technology available, software releases, and client preferences.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always loved music. From the time I was 4 years old and learning to play piano, it was clear music would play a special part in my life. I played in the band through school, but didn't think being a professional musician was quite the life I wanted - so I became a DJ! Now, I get to play other peoples' music for my clients, and have a blast doing it!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask about your DJ's previous experience! Anyone can buy some speakers and a couple CDs, but our past events make up who we are! Any DJ worth their weight in gold will be able to tell you all about previous events!