The common denominator amongst all our students is that they all seem to all love dance music…
San Francisco (PRWEB) September 3, 2008
Business professionals who have DJ dreams whether international or local in scope can now turn to the DJ4Life academy (http://www.dj4life.org) for their four level tiered learning programs. The whole program is designed to diminish the steep and time consuming learning curve of becoming a club DJ.
"Whether (DJ'ing) as a career or a hobby, we'll help you get started in the right direction fast…" states founder of the DJ4Life academy, Sasha Tosic (http://www.tallsasha.com).
Instructors are methodical about answering C.O.M.E., an acronym that the academy coined to systematically answer questions of neophytes. The C.O.M.E. acronym stands for: C for cost, O for objective, M for Motivation, and E for expectation.
Students take three levels over a two month period or the two day intensive workshop for non-locals or locals with time constraints. Both programs teaches students the ABC's of DJ'ing with such topics as but not limited to, choosing the right equipment for their budget, "set" building, performing basic beat-matching (the process of synchronizing two beats from different songs) and music theory 101.
After the basic course, level three presents students with their first shot of getting exposed as a local club DJ with three live performances at venues like Supperclub, The Heights, Azul, Shine, Vessel, and Ten 15.
The final level, Level four, catapults them into the international club scene (http://www.dj4life.org/levels.htm)
Although students of the academy are of varying age and backgrounds, the bulk of students are professionals between the ages of 25-45 local to the bay area or who frequently travel to San Francisco for business related reasons.
Some students are 'tire-kickers' who just take the introductory class. The class is two hours long. Students will learn everything from the various DJ equipment options to get started, all the way to performing their first mix . "The common denominator amongst all our students is that they all seem to all love dance music…" adds Tosic.
Learning how to DJ has, until recently, been relegated to people who have the time, patience and determination to sort through and learn the dizzying array of equipment, wires and musical genres.
Mention beat-matching (the process of synchronizing two beats from different songs) to any neophyte DJ and there will surely be a sigh of frustration. "DJ4Life was the compass that pointed me to the fast track in right direction during the beginning…it minimized the frustration factor," says Lee Decker a former student of the Academy.
Micheal Anthony, one of the instructors of the academy and the program director for Supperclub states "…since it's not a formal musical instrument, it's pretty difficult to find methodical, formal, organized instruction… we provide that platform."
Located in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district, the academy is close to public transportation and freeway access.
Classes are held by appointment only and class times are based on availability.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Ted Sandico or visit http://www.dj4life.org.
DJ4Life is the premier DJ academy in the US founded by international DJ and producer Sasha Tosic (AKA TallSasha). From DJ'ing in the bedroom, at a local club or breaking into the international DJ scene, the academy has lessons for students of varying abilities, budgets, styles of dance music and motivations of being a DJ. DJ4Life has created a systematic method of significantly diminishing the learning curve and frustrations of learning how to DJ.
Ted Sandico, Program director
415-887-7632 ext 3