Interactive Wedding DJ & MC Masterclass
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Interactive Wedding DJ & MC Masterclass

Stand out from the crowd & become the Interactive Wedding DJ & MC people remember!
4.4 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
175 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will know how to deliver an amazing performance as a Wedding DJ!
  • Students will know how to get into the role of a magnetic Wedding DJ & MC.
  • Students will know how to interact with wedding audiences of many shapes and sizes.
  • Students will know how to speak on the microphone and improve their MC skills.
  • Students will learn the top icebreakers and games to get brides, grooms and their guests in the mood!
  • Students will learn the top group dances and how to use them to get people dancing and having a blast.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is necessary to take this course!
  • A DJ controller and software would be helpful in learning the concepts, but not required
Description

In our course, you'll learn how stand out from the crowd of DJs and MCs, interact with any crowd, get the party started no-fail, explode your word-of-mouth business and have a ton of fun as a Wedding DJ. All without being tacky, corny and all-around lame.

You'll also learn how to ask top dollar for gigs in your area!

Students will learn how to:
• Deliver an amazing performance as a Wedding DJ, without stealing the spotlight from the bride and groom.
• Get into the role and mindset of a magnetic & fun Wedding DJ & MC.
• Interact with wedding audiences of many shapes and sizes, from "dry" weddings to big city ragers.
• Speak on the microphone confidently, while flowing great energy and enthusiasm like a pro.

Students will also learn:
• The top icebreakers and games to get brides, grooms and their guests in the mood!
• The top group dances and how to use them to get people dancing and having a blast - we're even going to show you how to do them!

BONUS:
• Students will get our timelines, scripts and hear live examples of our tips and tricks in action for weddings!
• Students will get our top marketing tips for their business and website, including the basics of Facebook's powerful advertising features.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to stand out from the crowd of DJs and take their Wedding DJ service to the next level!
  • This course is for anyone who wants to increase their value as a Wedding DJ and be able to charge more for their services
  • This course is for anyone who wants to make DJing enjoyable again and not have to play the same overplayed songs at weddings.
  • This course is NOT for DJs who just want to make money and can't wait for the wedding to be over.
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Curriculum For This Course
61 Lectures
03:31:32
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Getting into the ROLE of a Wedding DJ
12 Lectures 33:39

We believe you should only do something if you're truly passionate about it! Like most things, any job or career can become boring and old unless you consistently see how you're creating something valuable for others - and yourself.  In this video, learn how to ignite your passion for becoming an interactive Wedding DJ, MC & Entertainer by finding your personal Why.

If you're having any trouble with this, watch Simon Sinek's "Start with Why" TEDx Talk in the resources below and/or better yet, read/listen to his book by the same title. It'll change the way you look at what you're doing and even how you're marketing your business.

Preview 01:16

We ain't trying to be your momma - or your PE teacher. But the cold hard fact is you are what you eat. If you eat junk food, you're going to feel like junk... Maybe not today but it always catches up with you.

We always do our best to eat real food before a gig and keep ourselves in good shape with exercise and lifestyle choices. You're an entertainer and want to look the part - fit, handsome/beautiful, presentable, professional, etc. You don't want your beer belly to take away from your magnetic personality - or your dance moves. We live in a often superficial world and just looking successful can go a long way. Plus, you'll feel better and better about yourself and boost your self-image and positivity with these tips and tricks in this video.

DJ Dominick is a Licensed Massage Therapist, nutrition nerd and one of those Paleo diet people, having lost 75 pounds following the protocol. He knows a thing or two about this subject.

Resources we suggest for getting healthy:
Underground Wellness Youtube Videos - Funny, real, and informative health videos to help you rethink eating right.
Mark's Daily Apple - One of the Godfathers of the Paleo Diet/Lifestyle
Bulletproof Exec - Very similar to the popular paleo and ketogenic diets.
Nutrition Response Testing - If you've got any health problems, get them solved with this incredible technique that revolutionized DJ Dominick's health. He overcame chest pains, thyroid issues, energy problems, immune challenges and more!

The Importance of Diet & Exercise
03:32

Unfortunately, stress is unavoidable on the planet we live on! Whether it's problems with work, relationships, money, health, etc., you're going to have situations - or as we like to call it, "bull crap" - come up in life that might knock the wind out of you. 

As a DJ, you have to show up and give your best 24/7, 365 days out of the year. Learn some of our tips and tricks for overcoming stress before a gig so you can give your best at every performance so you don't have an additional problem of sucking at your event. You don't want to make the Bridezillas angry, do you?! THAT we can't help you with. Unless of course you just apply what we're teaching you. ;-)

How to De-Stress Before a Gig
05:22

Yikes! It's scary to think about but there is always a potential of equipment failure which is why you should always have a backup. Listen to how DJ Tommy kept his cool and got through a scenario where he had equipment failure right before his wedding began.

Preview 03:21

Part 2 of the epic story! The analysis and breakdown of the whole situation.

Case Study of De-Stressing - Equipment Failure - pt 2
04:25

Part 3 of the epic story! The grand finale and happy ending!

Case Study of De-Stressing - Equipment Failure - pt 3
03:56

In this video we're talking about drama. Whether it be the girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband... You might need to deal with this someday before a gig. Here is DJ Tommy talking about overcoming stress related to the home and love life. 

Case Study of De-Stressing: Significant Others
01:56

We see it all up in the North Georgia Mountains where we DJ: Dry Southern Baptist Weddings all the way to Hotlanta  transplants making us do keg-stands with the Bride and Groom weddings. (True story. DJ Tommy has done it with personal friends of ours! ;-)) You need to wear the right personality for the right crowd and that's what we talk about in this video!

The Right Personality for the Crowd
02:04

Disclaimer: Must be 21 or older to drink alcohol in the United States.
Touchy subject right here! Sometimes, you're going to be offered a drink (or two or three or four) by guests and even the Bride and Groom. We're not saying don't ever drink... It could actually be considered rude to certain families. But, you absolutely do NOT want to overdo it for very good reasons. Learn more in this video which takes up the subject of: To Drink or Not to Drink?

To Drink or Not To Drink?
01:20

You don't want to be the DJ or MC who clearly does not sound excited to be at a wedding. This might be more common than you think. You have to be able to lift spirits and get people into the spirit of celebrating. Genuine excitement when speaking and announcing can do SO much for your public image and success and that's why we cover it in this video. Learn how to pour excitement throughout your event, tips on detecting and improving this and much more!

Pour Excitement Into Everything
03:03

"I'm not a jukebox." Do you have this sticker on your laptop or have this thought when taking requests at a gig? There are certain attitudes that will absolutely kill your event - and the amount of fun you're having with this job. Learn how to avoid this in this video. Even though you might need to play "The Chicken Dance" here or there or "Uptown Funk" for the rest of your Wedding DJ life (when you're tired of it already), the good news is there are ways to make it more fun and exciting - and cover yourself in case you need to play "corny" music.

How We Separate Ourselves From Other DJs
01:20

As you get better and better, you'll start attracting and taking on bigger and better paying gigs. This usually means more PRESSURE and STRESS when you're in front of bigger and more high-end crowds. And oh yeah! A lot of your future clients are sitting in the crowd at this wedding you're at today so no pressure! ;-) There are ways to channel tension into a performance to make it work for you. Learn more in this video!

How to Thrive Under Pressure
02:04
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Interactive Wedding DJ Tips & How-Tos
27 Lectures 01:18:23

We are ALL about interaction, if you couldn't tell already. ;-) The reason is simple - it distinguishes us from other Wedding DJ's and people LOVE it. And we love it! This means most Wedding DJ's ARE NOT interacting and applying the things we're teaching you so take the advantage and make a name for yourself with minimal marketing dollars. Learn why this is so important and how to get started!

Interaction is the Key
04:01

Dance dance dance! You don't have to be Michael Jackson status to get on the dance floor and shake your tail feather. We dance at most every single one of our weddings and never get complaints. Of course we keep it fun & professional and don't overdo it to the point that we're slacking. DJ Tommy is a master of getting out and dancing with people and is probably the number one KEY action that built our business so quickly in a short amount of time with very little marketing dollars.

Get on the Dance Floor
02:39

The bigger your goals and the bigger you "think," the more motivated you're going to get. Listen to our suggestions for pumping yourself up to propel you into the future!

How to Motivate Yourself and Think Big
03:16

Unless you're Kanye West, you may have experienced some self-consciousness or self-confidence issues. These can affect your willingness to get out and interact with a big group of strangers so therefore it's something that we take up in this video a bit to give you some ideas on how to overcome those fears and dance!

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence
01:22

At every gig you get to perform at, you always want to put your best foot forward. Think of yourself as an injection of professionalism and class - like Frank Sinatra! This is incredible marketing for yourself into the future.

Preview 02:53

"Oh no! I forgot __________! S&*t! F#*k!" This is how you DON'T want to start a gig or event off. It can kill your momentum and mood and take your attention off of the important thing: delivering exceptional entertainment!

In this lesson, you're going to get our full checklist that you can insert into Reminders (for Mac & iOS) or Evernote (Mac, PC, Android, iOS) so you can go through it before you leave for your gig to ensure you haven't forgotten anything. Be sure to add any other items that are part of your setup to customize it for yourself. But this is a pretty decent list to start off with! Enjoy. :)

Don't forget anything with our DJ Checklist
00:46

We realize party army sounds pretty corny. However, you'll want one as soon as you start it up! We guarantee it. :-) Learn how to befriend the bridal party and create amazing times with them.

How to Start Your Party Army
01:35

Here, we talk about the importance of interacting with your crowd beginning with the cocktail hour. It's not just all cocktails and hors d'oeuvres! There are things you can do during this important time.

Preview 02:49

For most gigs, you aren't just a DJ at a wedding. You're also the host and MC of the evening. In this video, we'll teach you how to make your guests feel welcome and comment about how well-run the wedding was.

Preview 01:19

In this video, we touch more on getting requests from the bridal party and pumping them up before their announcement at the start of the reception!

Make a Connection with the Bridal Party
01:08

A lively, professional and fun bridal party announcement can set you miles apart from other DJ's. It can also set the tone for your entire reception! We get so many compliments on this particular part of our performance and it's icing on the cake. Learn how to do it with an actual example!

A Lively & Fun Bridal Party Announcement - Part 1
01:52

A Lively & Fun Bridal Party Announcement - Example - Part 2
03:04

A Lively & Fun Bridal Party Announcement - Review - Part 3
01:51

Check out DJ Dominick Pirone enthusiastically announce a bridal party AND see his setup. Notice the volumes while he announces each bridesmaid and groomsmen and how he introduces the bride and groom when the time comes! Expect some nerves when your intro happens. You can actually see my hands shaking from the adrenaline rush. Haha! Notice how I pump up the crowd at the beginning but keep things brief. You can also add in the extra interaction of asking people who's travelled the furthest. This wedding was running a bit behind so I skipped that part. Obviously, you want to make sure you get everyone's attention at the beginning and sound genuinely excited. Hope this helps so you can see how it's done! :)

Live Footage and Example of a Bridal Party Announcement
03:39

See DJ Tommy Pirone give an exciting Bridal Party introduction and interact with the crowd beforehand to help get the energy level up!

Live Footage and Example of a Bridal Party Announcement - MC and DJ
04:30

As a Wedding DJ and MC, you have to master the Ice Breaker to get people to "let their hair down" and have fun. Learn more in this video!

Icebreakers to Get the Party Started
02:23

The Anniversary Countdown Game - Part 2! Featuring a real-life example of how to announce this to give you an idea.

Icebreakers: Anniversary Countdown (Part 2: Example)
05:52

Believe it or not, you can use slow dances to break the ice, especially with some of the older crowd. Learn more here!

Icebreakers: Start with a Slow One
05:21

What does snowballs have to do with weddings? Because this game builds and builds the number of people on your dancefloor. Learn how!

Icebreakers: Snowball!
05:33

Ever wanted to be a Game Show host?! Now you can be with the Bride and Groom and your own audience! Learn more about one of our favorite interaction tools that people love - The Shoe Game!

The Shoe Game
03:59

The Dance Circle is one of the most fun and entertaining things you can do at a wedding that can last for a while! Learn the steps of organizing one here.

The Dance Circle: Part 1
05:02

Ever watch Soul Train?! You know you did way back in the day. Learn how to bring this fun group dance to your audiences.

Icebreakers: Soul Train Line
01:58

Pro tips right here. Learn how to get your dance circle LIT with this vocal exercise with a focus on excitement.

The Dance Circle: Part 2 - Vocal Shout Exercise
05:01

"Right here. Dance off! Get on the flo! Get on the, get on the floor. HOOVVVV." - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis.

Another great way to get people dancing by creating a challenge between guys and girls. Try it and watch how much fun the audience has with it!

Dance Off: Guys vs. Girls
00:44

Another great Icebreaker to get EVERYONE involved. This is the Anniversary Countdown Game!

Icebreakers: Anniversary Countdown (Part 1)
02:26

People love their favorite sing-a-long songs where they can lock arms and serenade each other. It makes for amazing pictures and memories. Learn how to play songs that unite your audience!

Sing-Along Songs People Can Dance To
01:14

This is a touchy area because you don't want a gang of kids taking over your night but in the right circumstances, interacting with the kids of the wedding can really go over well with the bride, groom and people paying you to have a good time! And it can be a lot of fun. Learn how to get the kids on your side and have a great time!

Interacting With Kids
02:06
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Dancing!
10 Lectures 45:35
"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silento: How-To
07:31


"The Wobble" by V.I.C.: How-to - pt 2
02:34

"The Wobble" by V.I.C. - DJ Tips & Tricks - Pt 3
07:50

"Cha Cha Slide" by Casper: How-to
05:57

"The Cupid Shuffle" by Cupid: How-to
05:08

"The Electric Slide" by Marcia Griffiths: How-to
03:04

"Crank That" by Soulja Boy: How-to
05:36

"Macarena" by Los Del Rio: How-to pt 1
04:25

"Macarena" by Los Del Rio: DJ Tips & Tricks
01:45
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Marketing Like A Pro
8 Lectures 40:34

In this video, Dominick covers principles to keep in mind with your website, whether you are designing it or someone else is.

Ideas for Your Home Page
08:24

A lot of DJs don't even have great pictures of themselves, much less a great About Page where clients can really get to know them. This video covers awesome ideas to make this section standout by truly selling your story and yourself to future brides, grooms and parents of the two.

Ideas for Your About Page
06:29

With any website, you want to be able to capture future client's information so that you can sell them now or later with good follow-up. We love DJ Intelligence's option for an Instant Quote integrated right into our website. Learn more on this video!

Capture Client Info with an Instant Quote Option
03:49

Facebook Ads are one of the hottest forms of advertising right now. Why? Because you can target every engaged couple in your area on Facebook AND Instagram with an ad to let them know about your business. Find out how! Part 1

Introduction to Facebook Ads for Wedding DJs - Part 1
04:33

Facebook Ads are one of the hottest forms of advertising right now. Why? Because you can target every engaged couple in your area on Facebook AND Instagram with an ad to let them know about your business. Find out how! Part 2

Introduction to Facebook Ads for Wedding DJs - Part 2
05:06

Facebook Ads are one of the hottest forms of advertising right now. Why? Because you can target every engaged couple in your area on Facebook AND Instagram with an ad to let them know about your business. Find out how! Part 3

Introduction to Facebook Ads for Wedding DJs - Part 3
03:43


Spotify - God's Gift to Humans Who Love Music (and DJs!)
04:32
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Extras
4 Lectures 13:41

Meet DJ Tommy Pirone, taken from our website www.pironedjs.com and introduction to brides and grooms. This video will give you a unique idea of why we do what we do and strive to be the best interactive DJ's and MC's possible.

Get to Know Us: Instructor DJ Tommy Pirone
02:18

Meet DJ Dominick Pirone, taken from our website www.pironedjs.com and introduction to brides and grooms. This video will give you a unique idea of why we do what we do and strive to be the best interactive DJ's and MC's possible.

Get to Know Us: Instructor DJ Dominick Pirone
02:01

Enjoy a preview of our course and teaching style! This is a really fun way to create memories with your guests, interact with your audience AND market your business when you capture the Mannequin Challenge for your guests. Learn more here!

Preview: How to Use the Mannequin Challenge at Your Next Gig + Live Example!
02:57

Enjoy a preview of our course and teaching style! This is one of our favorite things to add to a holiday party, corporate party or even a party for a teenager. Minute To Win It and Holiday Games! So much fun, in fact, that we personally play these games at our own family parties. Learn our favorite ones and how to learn tons more and have a blast with them!

Preview: Minute to Win It and Holiday Games To Bring Your Parties to LIFE!
06:25
About the Instructor
Tommy Pirone
3.9 Average rating
42 Reviews
727 Students
2 Courses
DJ. Musician. Singer. Dancer. Handyman. Cook. Thinker.

Hey there! I'm DJ Tommy Pirone. I have over 10 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry. My passion for music started on piano at the age of 11, in middle school I dabbled in trumpet, and then I switched to drum set and singing when Blink 182 and System of a Down were popular in school (our band rocked the 8th grade dance...oh yeah!). In college, my professor dressed up in a full Easter Bunny outfit one day and announced he was starting a special studies DJ class (deadmau5 put him up to it). I joined this class and fell in love with DJing. After graduating college with a degree in music I started my own company, Pirone Entertainment. I've been a full-time Wedding DJ Professional ever since. Pirone Entertainment is located an hour north of Atlanta, GA in a beautiful wedding destination town called Dahlonega. Nice to meet you!

Dominick Pirone
3.9 Average rating
42 Reviews
727 Students
2 Courses
Enlighten. Empower. Entertain.

DJ. Entertainer. Marketer. Adventurer. Karaoke Freak.

This 30-year-old music-crazed, people-loving guy has been in Marketing for over 12 years with experience in sales, events, web design, social media and guerilla marketing. Add on to that a career as a professional Wedding DJ & MC and you get a deadly combo. :) 

He loves to enlighten and empower others and entertain while he's doing it. He loves to help others have a blast, rap some Macklemore karaoke-style and adventure whether it be rock climbing, mountain biking, etc.