OWNER | HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Walt has worked as a coach, teacher and mentor in sports and music since 1990. He started DJing in 2002 and quickly became one of the top working DJs in his area. Walt has been involved in every facet of the DJ industry - Large Venue Club DJ, Professional Sports DJ, Video DJ, Wedding DJ, Night Club Manager, Stage Manager for Colorado Massive Events, Equipment Tech, DJ Product Developer etc. But he always felt his true calling in life was to teach and help others. So in 2009 he started teaching others how to DJ. In 2011 Walt finally got the opportunity to start the Global DJ Academy and brought his DJ curriculum and teaching style to the masses.
In 2011 Walt completely redesigned the Global DJ Academy curriculum and launched two new branches to his school - Global DJ Now (an Online Instruction Portal) and School Of Beats (a Nation Wide DJ Program for Public Schools and Community Centers). Walt has also started working with many top Internationally Touring Artists developing their stage performance and equipment configurations.
When Walt is not teaching DJ skills or performing in the DJ booth himself, you will find him either traveling around the country teaching other School Of Beats Instructors how to teach his DJ program or managing the DJ booths on the stages of the biggest music festivals in the world. Walt is the DJ Booth operations manager for Global Dance Festival, Decadence, Global Dub Festival, Skylab and most of the other major EDM events in the midwest region.
Walt was the first US Based DJ to perform with Digital Vinyl Technology (DVS). He was one of the original N2IT Alpha Testers that helped develop the digital DJ technology now inside Traktor, Serato and RekordboxDJ. Walt teaches every DJ software package and DJ gear a student might be using. He works with beginner through professional level artists and can truly take ANYONE to the next level.