Here at Dub Academy, we encourage any and all ages to sign up for classes. So why not bring a friend? Or better yet, why not a family member?
This summer we were lucky enough to be joined by the father-and-son team of Mark and August Herron. Mark joined his son, August, during one of his many classroom experiences here at Dub Academy. We caught up with the DJ-duo to ask them about the experience that they shared together…
DA: How old are you two and what do you do outside of the Dub Academy experience?
M: I’m 39, a photographer, designer and co-own Sukha Yoga where I also teach yoga.
A: I am 11 and heading into 6th grade. We spend a lot of time out at the greenbelt in addition to searching for new music.
DA: How did you guys find out about Dub Academy? Whose idea was it to take a class together?
M: Dub Academy has been around and just through word of mouth and being out and about we found out about it.
A: I wanted my Dad to take it with me since he loves music.
DA: What class(es) did you take?
M: I jumped into the (DJ) 102 - second level.
A: I took the (DJ) 101 and 102. I’m getting ready to take the Ableton Class!
DA: What was your favorite part of your Dub Academy experience?
M: Spending time with my son and watching him grow and learn.
A: Figuring out all the things my controller can do and hanging with my Dad.
DA: Do you think Dub Academy is great for anyone at any age?
M: I think it is great if the student has a desire to learn.
A: Yes, I thought it was great.
DA: Who are your favorite DJs?
M: I like everyone, from old school Little Louie Vega to Norman Cook. Tiesto is still putting out great stuff. I also appreciate some of the newer producer/djs like Kaskade; they put on great live sets.
A: I like Dead Mau5, Kaskade, Zedd, and Calvin Harris.
If you, a friend, or family member are interested in taking a class together, please visit our website for more information on class dates and times.
Laurie Lyons is Dub Academy's Assistant Director. A graduate of University of Texas and Full Sail University, she has over ten years of experience working for non-profits and after school programs. In addition to her work at Dub Academy, she is also a blogger, mom to four dogs, and an active participant in Austin's music and social scene.