DJ school

TURNTABLISTA


the craft of brave women

World class experience

Turntablista is the first private DJ school in Austria founded by a woman
with the purpose of creating a strong female role model for aspiring musicians.
Turntablism - is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer
NEWS

Our History

According to the results of the interview with a focus group of 20 participants at one of
the art universities, it turned out that girls are reluctant to have men training for teachers,
and because of the general background, they lack motivation due to the fact that there are not enough experienced role models of female DJs. After researching the local market for suchlike education services in the capital of Austria, not a single DJ school was found in which a woman was in the teaching personnel.
The lessons take place daily.
Find a suitable group or arrange an individual lesson and create a schedule for you.
About the founder
The musician Masha Dabelka began early musical education at the age of four at the music school in Novosibirsk. After numerous cultural activities in Russia in 2008, she continues her professional and student career in Vienna, Austria. There she produces electronic music from ambient to techno, experimental and drone - for film music, sound installations and other art and commercial projects.
She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where she passed her diploma with honors. After she started her doctoral studies in philosophy. As a DJ, live performer, sound artist, she performs at various international festivals: Electric Spring 2016, ''Elevate Festival''2013, ''Wiener Festwochen'' 2009, ''Moving Closer - Innovative music and art festival'' in Warsaw 2009, ''Viennale'' 2007, ''Radius'' in Salzburg 2006, as well as in different countries and cities: Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Belarus, Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk and etc..
In addition to the artistic activity, she also gives workshops in the field of electronic music for pupils and students. Between 2009 and 2015, Masha Dabelka worked as an assistant in the sound studio of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where she got to know the latest technology in music production. She is currently employed as a lecturer at the MUK. Through numerous collaborations with visual and media artists, and thanks to her international background, she has developed her special artistic taste. Masha Dabelka's productions are poetic and subtle, taking her listeners on a journey into the past and into the future.
In 2017 she released her first solo album on vinyl.

“I don't want to be classified as an old-skool DJ or new-skool DJ. I want to be classified as an all-skool DJ who plays it all. I also want to learn to DJ house music."
— Grandmaster Flash, one of the founding fathers of hip-hop.
TURNTABLISTA

Prices / Individual

everybody
€80 unit
1 time x 90 Min

Practical and theoretical lesson of your choice
beginner
€480 per Course
8 units x 90 Min

DJ-Setup introduction
Structure of tracks
Tempo differences
Beatmatching and Cueing
Working mit Audio-Frequences
Understanding of CDjs and turntable
advanced
€480 per Course
8 units x 90 Min

Transition techniques introduction
Deep understanding of equalizers
Express-Mixing tournament with a trainer
Organisation of a playlist
Mixtape preparation
DJ-Set recording
Prices / Groups
everybody
FREE
1 time per Month x 90 Min

History of turntablism and music mediums

beginner
€320 per Course
8 Einheiten x 90 Min

DJ-Setup introduction
Structure of tracks
Tempo differences
Beatmatching and Cueing
Working mit Audio-Frequences
Understanding of CDjs and turntable
advanced
€320 per Course
8 Einheiten x 90 Min

Transition techniques introduction
Deep understanding of equalizers
Express-Mixing tournament with a trainer
Organisation of a playlist
Mixtape preparation
DJ-Set recording
live-streamings
DJ Set of the Month
make your own transition
Mina io
Turntablista showcase at RES.radio w/ DJ Keshi & DJ Dodo, 27 Okt 2021
FAQ
Can I start my DJing education without any previous music experience?
Yes, absolutely. Learning playing vinyl is a very intuitive thing. Your sense of rhythm and music taste develop with practice naturally. The repetition of a set of special exercises helps you to work out your muscle memory: the only thing you need is a real passion for music.
Does it make sense to learn to DJ with vinyl?
DJing on vinyl is great for understanding fundamentals of beat-matching, touch and back cueing.
This is a pure kinesthetic experience, you can feel the hi-hat, snare and kick drum, this physical sense of music gives you more security and control over mixing. Trusting your hands and ears is a super training. After being able to mix vinyl you will be able to play with all music mediums.
In the end, learning to DJ with vinyl is like learning to drive stick: you don't have to, but you probably should
What is the difference between Beginner and Advanced Course?
The main difference is the education focus: for Beginners - it is more about working on beatmatching and level-balancing techniques; for Advanced - it is about working with music compilation and preparing a promo mixtape.
Is there any trial DJ lesson available?
Yes, there is. One trial lesson lasts 90 min, like any other lesson at the Turntablista. During these hours you gonna boost your practical skills on turntables under our wise guidance. In case you feel like going deep into the DJing subject, we will subtract the cost of the trial lesson from the entire course cost.
The trial lesson price is 80€. You can always take one friend on board!
How long does one lesson at the Turntablista school last?
The duration of any individual or group lesson at the Turntablista is 90 min.
How many lessons does on DJ course include?
One DJ course (Beginner or Advanced) consists of 8 lessons 90 min each.
How often should I take lessons in terms of any Turntablista's DJ course?
Ideally, we set lessons 2 times a week, but in some cases any less intensive schedule is possible. We always try to adapt our educational flow to your needs.
How do I subscribe to the Turntablista's DJing course?
Here on our website. After that, we schedule a free introduction appointment at the Turntablista school. During the meeting, I will answer all your questions regarding the school and the courses, I will show you space and equipment, tee and coffee included ;)
This get-to-know procedure can be necessary before you start your education at Turntablista. We stand for conscious decisions and family feeling.
Our training course is the perfect Xmas gift!
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