Cue the track. Drop the beat. Spin the record. We’re speaking DJ (we think…), and so can you following a stint at Mmmmaven, the Cambridge-based DJ school where you can cross-fade with a teacher named Nonocannon and remix with an artist named Wigzen. What’s not to love?
Tykes as young as 8 years old can learn how to beat-match at DJ camp. Those looking to be the musical life of the party can sign up for DJ101. And those after a full-blown career can get certified in a master program with classes on music theory, sound design, tempo, and pitch. The best part? The only homework assignments are listening to music.
According to Alex Maniatis, Mmmmaven’s managing director, the school helps Bostonians get in touch with their musical heritage. “Boston has a real deep history with dance music and electronic music,” says the former nightclub promoter (“The hours were horrible”) turned DJ guru. “The reason for opening Mmmmaven is just to educate people.”
“DJing is like this generation’s greatest electric guitar. It’s like the Fender Stratocaster,” adds Maniatis. “It’s a movement within itself; it’s just as important.” 614 Massachusetts Ave., Ste. 203, Cambridge, 617-849-9321