Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is a multi-op DJ business owner, radio personality, developer of School Dance Pros, and educator. Matt has been performing school events, along with many other types of functions, since 1996. Currently Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment performs approximately 250 events per year, with nearly half of them being school and teen events. Matt is well-known as an air personality on WNCI 97.9, a Top 40 radio station in Columbus, OH, and is a middle school teacher and coach. Matt is able to provide unprecedented insight to other DJs about how school dances are organized. To contact Matt, email Matt@SchoolDancePros.com or visit SchoolDancePros.com.
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Is Your Direct Marketing to Schools Working?

By Matt Ryan - "School Dance Pro" As this school year comes to a close, you should be working on filling your unbooked...

Are your Business Practices School-Friendly?

by Matt Ryan - “School Dance Pro” Take a moment to think about the terms of the contract you send to schools when...

Weekday School Gigs

by Matt Ryan - "School Dance Pro" March and April are two common months for standardized testing in schools. These tests are used to measure...

Start Your 2013 School Dance Marketing in February

by Matt Ryan - "School Dance Pro" This school year is barely half way over, but school teachers and administrators are already beginning...

Booked? Ask If the Date is Flexible!

by Matt Ryan - School Dance Pro How many times have you been called by one of your best school clients to book...

How Tough Financial Times for Schools Can Impact Your DJ Business

by Matt Ryan With talks of cuts on government spending sweeping the country, public schools are being forced to evaluate how they spend their...

Make Life Easier on School Dance Organizers

By Matt Ryan School dance organizers, normally teachers working under a small supplemental contract, have many responsibilities to juggle to make the day...

Are You a Good Fit for School Events?

by Matt Ryan I believe there is a DJ for every event and an event for every DJ. School events are a huge percentage...

Back to School Marketing

by Matt Ryan Now that August is here, teachers, administrators and advisers are filtering back into schools. In fact, school is some parts of...

Back-To-School Events

by Matt Ryan There's no doubt about it, July is the slowest month of the year for school events. Teachers and even most...

Use Summer to Prepare for Fall School Dances

by Matt Ryan For we DJs, the summer months are filled with wedding receptions, class reunions, and pool parties – and there's not a...

Working with Student Request Lists

by Matt Ryan As I reflect back on what is wrapping up to be another successful Prom season, I am reminded of what a challenge...

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