Welcome to the Mmmmaven Project: Learn to DJ and Produce from Boston’s Finest music school.
“If anyone has ever wanted to be a DJ, Mmmmaven is the place for you. It only took me a month and now I’m playing out for the first time.Taking this course puts you way ahead of someone who tries to learn on their own. Top notch gear, teachers, location, and price. I had a great experience.” — DJ Matty T
“Out of every DJ school I have ever looked up or even called, Mmmmaven is the way to go. The wonderful team at Mmmmaven really works to get you somewhere with the craft. I had been self taught for a year and I was looking to learn something more. What I taught myself to do in one year, Mmmmaven classes taught me in probably two of the four sessions I went.” - Demitri C.
“I just finished my DJ classes and I have to say I learned a LOT! Our teacher Eric was really great and very knowledgeable (he’s also a great DJ — check out Baltimoroder). I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn how to handle mixes, either with turntables or midi controllers. Plus, you get to meet some of the people who plan parties around the city, so it’s immediate connections to the DJ world if you want to play out!” — Ben G
“If you ever thought about being a DJ, just for fun or wanted to get serious about it and actually try and make some dough,you can’t loose coming here. The second you walk in the door, the staff are super friendly and they genuinely care to help both in the class and after its done. My teacher Eric was awesome and one of the nicest and most knowledgeable guys you’ll meet.” — Adam W
“Wow I went from it taking weeks to make a track to about 30 mins. Get to Mmmmaven it’ll change your life” -Nick H
Make no mistake; whoever will be teaching your class is up for the task, typically having 10+ years of experiences and 100′s if not 1000′s of hours logged in clubs. Attitude-wise, it is obvious that the entire staff was professional and passionate with regards to our learning. The key here, however, is that you will not be spoon-fed from an approved “How To DJ” teacher’s guide. The intent of both courses and professors is to help you develop your own style. Expect to exert a lot of effort in exploring your creativity and ability to bounce back from failure. That being said, when you do finally hit that drop perfectly it’s going to be the second greatest feeling on Earth.
Final Recommendation: This is a must if any of the above piques your interest. As a brand-new DJ, I was very passionate but also very unsettled due to the “where do I go from here?” feeling. I now have a focus–not because a focus was given to me, but because I was given a foundation to develop my own. I promise that you’ll experience music differently. - Evan D
MMMMAVEN On Channel 5: Chronicle
We were written up in the Boston Globe, have been on Chronicle Television (“Rebooting Boston”), at BostInno and in the Innovation Economy column (they called us the “Harvard of House”). We were recently listed as one of Boston’s “Hot 100″ as well.
Skip on over to the hometown Cambridge Chronicle to read up on the “Age of Electronic” or, for video with our students and professors, please see our friends at Cambridge Community Television and their story “Reading, Writing and Rhythm.”
Electronic music performance is not simply playing iTunes. It is an art form, and one that has come to be respected around the world as worth a trip across the state or over a continent. Whether you’re into Skrillex, Cut Chemist or Larry Levan, the breadth of DJ/Production techniques and idols are as lengthy as the 40-year span of the art form’s history.
And times have changed for the Artist: There are countless digital tools at your disposal, styles have diversified almost infinitely … and you can now play to upwards of 200,000 people. In addition, the tools for making this music have changed alongside the DJing artform. Tools and programs such as Ableton and Serato are digitized music and its production at a rapid clip.
Ableton allows a permanently innovative platform to make your music and perform tour music. Our Ableton programs are taught by the gurus of the world-renowned software and extra like controllers and mastering seminars come as a bonus with our extensive class schedule.
But how do you play to a crowd? What’s the difference between a smooth lounge mix and a deliberate crowd-banger? How do you organize all this music? What’s the best way to prepare for a gig? And how do you mix from one song into the next, anyway? Mmmmaven seeks to show you exactly how, with hands-on, intimate instruction in the middle of Central Square, very accessible by MBTA. We will provide all the tools you need to learn, you just need time to learn, a free and open mind and the desire to rock the party and stake your claim as a DJ, a producer, an artist … Whatever you can put your mind to, Mmmmaven is there to help.