The premier DJ school in the mid-Atlantic region, The Beat Refinery, is expanding to McLean, Virginia! Since the first Beat Refinery opened in 2010, classes have been dedicated to teaching every aspect of DJing, combining traditional methods with the latest technology. Individual classes are taught by local working DJ legends, including veterans of the national DJ club scene DJ Stylus Chris and DJ Geometrix.
“If you love music and technology, this is something you should try.” says Katie F., Beat Refinery student. DJ and former Beat Refinery student Ross A. says “Whether you’ve played for hundreds of people or haven’t dropped a needle for the first time yet… the Beat Refinery can certainly teach you something.”
An Open House Party to celebrate the launch of the McLean school is on Wednesday, February 29, from 6-8 PM. This new location will feature the world-famous DJ Enferno - Madonna’s tour DJ, DMC World Vice Champion , veteran club DJ, production guru, and creator of the Live Remix Project. "Being in the same DJ crew with DJ Enferno and being good friends with him for the past 15 years, I've had the pleasure of learning most of the things I know about DJing from one of the best in the industry,” says DJ Geometrix, co-founder and director of the Beat Refinery. “I credit him as one of my influences in becoming an overall great DJ and if it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have made the jump in becoming a professional DJ. I'm excited that he's joining the Beat Refinery family and I can't wait for him to share to our students the same wisdom and knowledge he's given me throughout my career."
The Beat Refinery offers a wide range of class levels, from novice to seasoned performer. Classes focus on skill sets including how to beat match, scratch, drop mix, create mash-ups, mix and blend, record multi-track mixes, and produce. The facility is stocked with some of the industry’s top turntables and mixers. Other Beat Refinery schools are located in Bethesda, MD, and Herndon, VA. The new semester of classes starts Monday, March 5, 2012, at all Beat Refinery locations.
Where: Bach to Rock, 1440 Emerson Avenue, McLean, VA, 22101
When: Open House Party: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6-8 PM
Official School Opening: Monday, March 5, 2012