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The art of turntablism is covered at Washburn Studio.
DJ instruction in the United States has long been cornered by Scratch DJ Academy, which operates in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, but there's now a local alternative.
San Francisco learning center Washburn Studio offers a variety of options to teach aspiring DJs and producers. There are structured classes that cover basic mixing skills and production, and more advanced tricks and techniques. There's even a workshop scenario intended for singles to literally mix and mingle.
There are small group classes that can be taken with friends or a student can choose to design a one-on-one curriculum. Some packages even include the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience via a regular showcase held at SF lounge Monroe, so there's an extra element of practical instruction.
The art and skill of true DJing is a skill worth learning, even if your aspirations don't stretch beyond your home.