Jockey School - DJ Trade School - FAME DJ School -
Entertainment Workshops & Conventions
is the F.A.M.E. Disc Jockey School
are a mobile disc jockey school that specializes
in teaching and training of new mobile disc
jockeys as well as continuing education of established
DJ companies throughout the United States.
the FAME DJ School, you can "Learn a Trade--
primarily on weekends, and weeknight classes
and seminars available in your area. Learn
a trade that can have you working in weeks (not
months), making great money, having fun, and
meeting great new people. Imagine, getting
paid to PARTY!
what mobile disc jockeys do each and every week.
You do not have to quit your full time job as
our industry works primarily on weekends.
you have a great personality and a desire
to make awesome money, as much as $200.00 per hour, then consider the
mobile disc jockey field.
Meet Our Staff of Instructors
Robb D. Smith, Owner/Founder
A twenty two year veteran of the Mobile DJ Business
from running a 35 unit operation to being a single
operator, and now a 9 unit multi op. Former Education
Director and President of NAME, a writer who has
had articles published in many trade publications
including Mobile Beat Magazine Robb has taught
over 1000 DJ’s and is a frequent speaker
at DJ conferences all over the U.S.
Marc Burgess,Orlando Florida
Senior Instructor, a mobile disc jockey for over
14 years. An award winning sales and management
specialist. From a part time DJ to a successful
DJ business in Central Florida . Marc has helped
open multiple companies branch offices and hopes
to offer his expertise to anyone who needs
assistance.. His new company currently has 4 DJs
and is looking forward to it’s future growth.
David has been in the entertainment business since
1989 and is acknowledged as an industry expert both
locally and nationally. He started his career
working for A.F.R.T.S. (Armed Forces Radio and
Television Services) during High School, while
living in Bermuda. David has also worked in a
variety of entertainment fields including radio,
television (music video show production), record
company street teams and concert/event promotion &
management firms. In 1998 David moved to
Jacksonville, FL and started Y? Entertainment, Inc.
David is an avid supporter of continued education in
the Disc Jockey Industry. He annually attends and is
a guest speaker at the N.A.M.E. "Building for the
Future", Mobile Beat and many other education
conferences across the country.
David is the current President of N.F.P.D.J.A.
(North Florida Professional DJ Association) and was
the first elected President of N.A.M.E. in 2007.
He is a contributing author to the "National
Entertainer" and "Mobile Beat Magazine". David
earned the accreditation of “Endorsed Professional
Entertainer” through N.A.M.E. And is one of only TWO
DJs in the State of Florida to earn the "E.P.E."
accreditation. David is also a graduate of the
Florida Academy of Mobile Entertainment F.A.M.E.
David encourages all DJs to pursue opportunities for
Continued Education and to always strive to be the
"Professional" mark by which the rest of the DJ
Industry is measured. David is also an inspirational
speaker available for speaking engagements, both
local and abroad.
In January of 2007 David began instructing the first
ever "Beginner Mobile Entertainer Certification
Program. Through the co-support of FAME and the
Florida Mobile Entertainment Group, David hopes to
have the Program in more than 20 Community Colleges
across the State of Florida by 2011. “I became
involved with FAME because I first and foremost
wanted to do everything I can as an industry leader
to support educational opportunities offered to
upcoming DJs. The Mobile Entertainment Industry has
been very good to me and this is my chance to give
something back to the DJs that will come along in
started his career at the young age of 11 years old.
His first wedding was a Jamaican reception at the
age of 13. Eric has grown and evolved over the years
to an outgoing, interactive, take your event to the
next level DJ. Eric has DJ'd across the country in
many different cities and states. With a passion to
travel, he is always willing to entertain and meet
As far as meeting new people he met Robb Smith at
the 2005 NAME conference in Philadelphia. Robb’s
business practice and business ethics intrigued
Eric. He wanted to learn more about the FAME School
and Robb’s Sales techniques. Eric then hosted a FAST
Seminar in Pittsburgh at Dave N’ Busters and had
Robb Smith come to teach his sales techniques to
other DJ’s from Pittsburgh & Ohio. There after Eric
became so interested in the FAME DJ School he became
an Instructor. Starting out his business as a sole
proprietor, his company has now evolved into a
growing entertainment business. In 2005 Eric
expanded to accompany the growing needs of his
To this day they now offer Concert Production,
Corporate Rentals, Lighting, Live Sound, Audio/Video
Production & Recording, Event Coordinating, Event
Photography, Stage & Tent Rentals, and of course the
soul of the business - Disc Jockeys. Eric has also
teamed up with Impact Audio which offers most of
Wenning Entertainment’s live sound production. They
have 4 offices across the nation in Pittsburgh,
Harrisburg, Charlotte, and Dallas. This way they can
offer multiple sound systems when doing National
Tours. Wenning Entertainment has supplied concert
production and live sound for bands such as the Gin
Blossoms, Kip Winger, Duncan Sheik, Vieanna Tang,
Big & Rich, Barry Manilow and many more.
just like Wedding but with 2 "n"s, now has 7 DJ’s
and a versatile staff to help run his company. From
a one man show to an entire Entertainment Company -
The Sky is the Limit.
Eric Godfrey -
Eric Godfrey –
started working as a DJ/Emcee in 1982. He DJ’ed
his first wedding at age 16 and has been doing
it ever since. Eric is the Business Manager of
/ Starz Karaoke where he supervises a
staff of 18 DJ’s and Karaoke hosts and 6 support
personnel. Starz Karaoke
does over 600 Karaoke shows annually and has
done nearly 5000 since starting in Arizona in
1998. Honesty, Integrity and
Professionalism are the foundation that Eric has
built his business upon. Training and
Development are his number one priorities in
creating a new generation of DJ’s with the
skills to read a crowd, interact fluidly with
guests and vendors, and provide unique and fun
graduated from Villanova University in 1988
with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and TV
Programming, Bachelor of Science in
and a minor in Computer Science..
He served 6 years as an officer in the US
Navy serving all over the world. This
allowed him to DJ weddings in 11 different
countries and 4 different continents for
his fellow service members. After
the military, Eric continued his part time
DJ career while achieving numerous computer
and software certifications. He left
his career as an IT Director to pursue building
Starz Entertainment full time in February
of 2003. In
four years since going full time Starz
has experienced growth of 1000% and
is now one of the largest DJ Companies in
DJ Tampa Bay 1984 -1993, Panama City Beach
1993 - to Present.
Dave Johnson began his mobile
DJ career in 1984 working for a multi-dj company
and quickly became one of the lead trainers
for them. In 1993, became one of the few who
successfully made the leap into his own DJ business
starting from scratch in Panama City Beach including
training a new crew of DJ's... and is now taking
on the challenge of being a Perfect Wedding
Guide Publisher as well.
Experience in sales, DJ training, networking, high
standards, and common sense is what Dave Johnson
brings to FAME.
Keith Smith, a mobile disc
jockey for twelve years with a strong and
successful sales training background, allowed me
the opportunity to become the Office Manager for
Robb Smith Productions in the Tennessee and
North Georgia location.
I previously considered
myself a human "CD player," but
after attending the FAME DJ School, I
deem myself a true professional in every aspect
of the mobile DJ'ing industry.
A specialist in the interactive
portion of the FAME DJ school, need an interactive
dance class taught, I am your guy.
professional DJ career began in 1998 when he
was hired just weeks after graduating high school.
James has worked for some of the most reputable
and award-winning companies in Arizona. As a
result of his involvement with such great organizations,
James has performed at close to 750 weddings
as either a Disc Jockey or Master of Ceremonies
and has been a part of more than 1000 events
as some form of entertainment.
style, talent, and attention to detail have
caused clients all over North America to hire
him to perform far from his normal Arizona territories.
James has traveled to perform in cities such
as Chicago, Dallas, El Paso, Las Vegas, Salt
Lake City, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
and San Diego. He as also had the good fortune
to entertain in places like Jamaica, and Toronto,
Canada. James has performed for professional
athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL as
well as other famous musicians and entertainers.
He has also had the opportunity to perform with
and for organizations such as Disney, Make a
Wish, the American Heart Association, The American
Cancer Society, many Fortune 500 companies,
and local, state, and national government agencies.
He has performed at events that coincidentally
had some sort of media coverage and recently,
one of the couples that requested his services
as a DJ and MC, were the subject of an upcoming
'reality TV' wedding episode.
addition to his performances, James is also
active within the DJ industry. He is a former member
of the American Disc Jockey Association and
attends industry events on an annual basis.
He is also an advocate for Professionalism,
Quality, and Education within the Disc Jockey
world. As a result, he has pursued certification
as an Instructor for the Florida Academy of
Mobile Entertainment. FAME is one of the few
nationally and industry recognized training
and education programs for Mobile Disc Jockeys.
James is one of 8 instructors for FAME.
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