Dave Austin – Music Professor

The Challenge of School Events

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” A few days ago, I received a call from a school representative asking me to provide the music and games for a “fun day” event following the system-wide tests. There are numerous ways to…

Practice Your Craft to Become Good at It

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I heard an interesting story a few days ago about the famous artist, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was approached by an admirer who proffered a piece of paper and asked him to do a drawing for…

Build Your Basic Latin Music Library

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” Over that past couple of years, I’ve noted an increasing number of requests for Latin music at my events.  With a growing Hispanic population and culture in America, it’s prudent for working DJs to…

The Sweet Spot – ‘70s Music

By Dave Austin – “The Music Professor” I stopped by the “music store” a few days ago and encountered a couple of fellow DJs, who like me, were there to browse the latest gear and talk shop.  Our conversation soon…

Before the Music Dies

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” Our lives are comprised of constant changes as people, places and events pass through them.  As if to drive the point home, I was reading an article about things which are quickly disappearing from…

Pre-Planning Pays Big Rewards

By Dave Austin, “The Music Professor” “Their reception was so disorganized.  They wasted a lot of time fumbling around trying to decide what to do next.  I tried to fill with music, but the guests were getting bored and losing…