Teaching for How Long:
Classroom teaching for 15 years
That's a very difficult question for a music lover who appreciates all genres of music. If I had to just pick someone I would say Stevie Wonder.
I wouldn't say I specialize in any one genre. Spinning for 20+ years has allowed me to specialize in many genres.
I pride myself in being versatile in the gear I use. I own 1200s, CDJs, and controllers. My preference would be 1200s and my Rane 62 mixer.
Advice for Students:
Build a foundation on the fundamentals so that you can take your DJing where you want it to go
In Philly some of my favorite places to spin are Voyeur, Silk City, Johnny Brenda's mainly because their systems bump while remaining clean sounding.
Bachelor of Science in elementary education. Classroom teacher for 15+ years. Palmer Social Club Resident 1995-2003, Tastytreats Resident DJ with Questlove 2003-2013, toured with Biz Markie, Slick Rick, & Doug E. Fresh, Jill Scott Official Grammy party, BET Grammy Party, Prince Private Afterparty (3 nights), currently spinning regularly in nightclubs in the tri-state area and beyond.