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Bach to Rock, America’s Music School has partnered with legendary DJs Chris Stiles (aka DJ Stylus Chris) and Brian Sadiarin (aka DJ Geometrix) to create the first of its kind DJ school in the Washington DC metro area called the Beat Refinery.

Over the past decade, DJ culture has emerged from a mostly underground activity to revolutionize every genre of music in just about every part of the world. Millions are playing DJ Hero and thousands more are learning the real thing. Celebrities like Madonna, Will I. Am (Black Eyed Peas) and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) are getting into the game at events from New York to LA. From hip hop parties in the suburbs to center city dance clubs to techno raves on campus, DJs are spinning and mixing and recording for audiences young and old. It would not be a stretch to say that DJs are the life of the party from Berlin to the Bahamas to Bejing. And now aspiring DJs can learn and hone their craft right here in Bethesda with some of the most important masters of the turntable and recording studio.

“Whether novice or seasoned performer, there are a wide variety of programs to be mastered” said Stiles. “We believe that anyone of any race, gender, age, or demographic when properly developed, can accomplish what has become the music industry’s choice profession. With an Instructional Staff of DC’s most successful and accomplished DJ’s, the Beat Refinery promises to provide an exciting addition for Bach to Rock.”

Both Stiles and Sadiarin have been long time DJs in the DC music scene, spinning at parties, clubs and across the spectrum of the nightlife scene for more than a decade.

“There are no better professionals to lead our DJ program than Stiles and Sadiarin,” said Levin, They are passionate about their art and know what it takes to master the technology. The Beat Refinery school perfectly complements and extends our recording technologies program.”

Beat Refinery offers classes from turntabilism, to electronic music production and recording technologies and has levels for those wanting to become professionals to those who want to just mix party music for friends. Students begin with the basics and move from set up and controls to scratch techniques to advanced Serato and music theory. They learn production and editing techniques as well as the basics of choosing and organizing music for gigs. The program is for students of all ages who have a passion for music and want to make the DJ platform their instrument. DJs coming in with more experience can hone their skills with state of the art playing and recording equipment and try out new techniques and musical styles.

Mission

Beat Refinery is dedicated to teaching all facets of being a DJ by combining traditional methods alongside the ever changing technology. We are committed to developing the next great superstar DJ’s by promoting positive self expression through music. Beat Refinery focuses on an in depth study and philosophy of music that until just recently would have taken years to achieve. Whether novice or seasoned performer, there are a wide variety of programs to be mastered. We believe that anyone of any race, gender, age, or demographic when properly developed, can accomplish what has become the music industry’s choice profession. With an Instructional Staff of DC’s most successful and accomplished DJ’s, The Beat Refinery promises to provide an exciting and challenging addition for Bach to Rock.