WELCOME TO ESTRELAR U
At Estrelar U, we understand that every aspiring DJ is unique, which is why we've curated a team of industry-leading mentors who are dedicated to nurturing talent and fostering individual creativity. Our mentors are not just instruct}ors; they're seasoned professionals with years of experience in the industry, ready to share their insights, techniques, and insider knowledge with you.

With our one-on-one mentorship approach, students have the unparalleled opportunity to learn directly from the best in the business. Whether you're a beginner looking to lay down your first beat or an experienced DJ aiming to refine your craft, our mentors tailor each session to meet your specific goals and aspirations.





STEP 01:FIND YOUR MENTOR 

Browse through our curated selection of experienced mentors, filtering by genre, expertise level, and preferred teaching style. Find the mentor whose skills and teaching approach align with your goals and musical interests.

STEP 02: CONTACT YOUR MENTOR 

Once you've found your ideal mentor, simply click "Book Now" to initiate your mentorship journey. Choose between a single session or opt for a package of multiple sessions to dive deeper into your learning experience.

STEP 03: SECURE YOUR BOOKING AND UNLOCK DISCOUNTS

After confirming your session timing with your chosen mentor, reach out to Estrelar at info@estrelarsound.com to secure your booking. As a student of Estrelar U, you'll automatically receive a discount on your sessions ($20/hr vs $25/hr). 








999adj is a producer, DJ, creative director and creator of 999heard and 999heard_radio, and artist. Based in Toronto, she also travels quite frequently drawing inspiration from how music and rhythms hold each place. She aims to curate spaces and works that inspire the receiver to understand the beauty in simplicity and the magic in complexity. 

Genres: techno, hardcore, ambient, house, amapiano, afro beat, trap and hip hop.

RATE: $60/HR




Paul Chin is a veteran DJ who’s performed in every context, from the local club circuit, to festivals, to sound clashes, to international tours.  As an open format DJ and digger from a pre-streaming era, and with three decades of musical training and performance, his style is built around the art of drawing connections between songs.  He also has specific expertise with Serato and turntables, but he’ll help you get nice on any gear.

Genres: Open-format, hip-hop, electronic, funk, soul, R&B

RATE: $60/HR

grrlcrrsh is a genre fluid vibrarian with an affinity for sassy, sexy soundscapes. Guided by a spirit of boundless optimism & playful experimentation, their sets skew from eclectic to electric - weaving together global rhythms, funky basslines, percussive breaks & poppy hooks for a sensually delightful sonic adventure. grrlcrrsh is currently the resident DJ for Salem Burns Events, a kink & sex-positive rave series, & the resident mommy of Que'd Up - a Toronto based collective connecting emerging queer DJs with access to professional equipment & growth opportunities.

Genres: House, techno, breaks, electro, bass (global club, UKG, jungle, percussive, dub), disco, acid, trance, etc

RATE: $60/HR *open to a sliding scale for QTBIPOC

Teoni is a DJ, creative director, event producer and founder of Última Soundsystem. Highlighting dance culture with a vast selection of genres and creating cathartic experiences that can only come from building a diverse community.

Genres: Amapiano, afro beats, dancehall, techno, dembow, reggaeton

RATE: $60/HR

Rich is a seasoned DJ with over 6 years of experience, specializing in house, tech house, melodic/peak time techno, and deep house. He has graced the decks of renowned local venues such as Tapestry, Supermarket, Bassline, Farside, Bar Dem, and The Drake Hotel.

Genres: House, Tech House, Minimal Tech, Techno (Peak, Melodic, Dark), Underground.

RATE: $60/HR

Ana Luisa is a Toronto-based DJ/producer, creative producer and promoter from Caracas, Venezuela, with a background in fine art and arts administration. Her DJ sets and productions, fine tuned for the dance floor, largely encompass Latin American rhythms and experimental club sounds. She has made appearances in NTS Radio, Rinse FM, The Lot Radio, Rhythmic Culture, Boiler Room and more, and her music has been released via Caballito Netlabel (ESP), NAAFI (MEX), Jupiter4 (BER) and Deprerreo (ESP/MEX). She is the co-producer of Veneno, a queer club night highlighting underground Latin American electronic music.

GENRES: Club, reggaeton, dembow, baile funk, UK bass, garage, UK funky, latin club, latin house, breaks, techno


RATE: $60/HR* *open to a sliding scale for QTBIPOC





Dillan Tyler is multi-hyphenate fuelled by a passion for music and film. Born and raised between the vibrant cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, I've soaked up inspiration from every corner. From spinning beats in Johannesburg's underground scene to exploring the cinematic landscapes of Cape Town, my journey is a blend of creativity and cultural immersion.

GENRES: Deep House, Afro-House & Amapiano

RATE: $60/HR

HVN focuses on the intersection between texture and space. They employ an emphasis on euphoric sonic palettes that make you move and feel. Consistently providing the hottest dance floors in Toronto with eccentric sets that draw on bass heavy, expansive sonic pallets that are accompanied by forward thinking percussive expressions.

Genres: bass genres (jungle, footwork, juke, left-field, percussive, deconstructed, jersey/Baltimore), latin rave and 90’s house. 

RATE: $60/HR





Toronto-based DJ Jaw Jones brings bass-heavy heaters to get you dancing late into the night. Since his debut in 2022, he has skyrocketed onto some of Toronto’s biggest stages, from Pride’s central stage and the McCormack warehouse to scene haunts Bambi’s and Houndstooth. Inspired by the sounds of warehouse techno, house, acid, electro and more, Jaw Jones brings a genre fluid exploration of dance music that will bring the rave to wherever you’re listening.

Genres: warehouse techno, house, acid, electro and more

RATE: $60/HR







FORMAT YOUR USB

Ensure that your USB drive is properly formatted and compatible with CDJs. CDJs typically require USB drives to be formatted in FAT32 or exFAT file systems for optimal performance. Before your session, take the time to format your USB drive using your computer's operating system or a dedicated formatting tool. This will prevent compatibility issues and ensure that your USB drive works seamlessly with the CDJs during your session.
KNOW YOUR GOALS 

Before the session, take some time to reflect on your goals and what you hope to achieve from the session. Whether it's mastering a specific technique, refining your mixing skills, or learning how to use new equipment, having clear objectives will help you and your instructor make the most of your time together.
BRING YOUR MUSIC 

Come prepared with a selection of tracks that you enjoy mixing or want to work on during the session. This could include your favorite songs, tracks you're currently experimenting with, or music that aligns with the genres you're interested in mastering. Having a variety of tracks will allow your instructor to tailor the session to your musical preferences and provide targeted feedback.