Introducing, Fingersnaps Media Arts in the heart & soul of the Mission District in San Francisco, envisioned and founded by DJ Lamont.
Fingersnaps Media Arts is an educational and artistic space to converge and partake in exploring ones passion;
Learn to DJ, record a mix, formal talks, workshops and symposiums, DJ entertainment services, DJ memberships, co-working, artist showcases, community gatherings, and lite-relevant retail.
?The mission, the impetus of Fingersnaps Media Arts; Create. Educate. Be Inspired!
Established June 1, 2000 in DJ Lamont’s spare bedroom on 20th & Folsom Street where hundreds of people over the past 19 years of all ages, genders, cultures, and professions have come to Learn To DJ with one-on-one, small group, and team building sessions “I would have never thought teaching would be so rewarding, the connection, encouragement, responsibility, and creativity that is shared between my students and I is a precious and rare gift.”
DJ Lamont started playing with records when his mother gifted him a “Close N’ Play” record player for his 5th birthday in 1969 and he has been playing with records, cassettes, CD’s, DJ Software, and DJ Controllers ever since. DJ Lamont has played a multitude of community events from SF Pride, Sunday Streets, Mission Community Market, and SF Juneteenth. He has spun at nightclubs, restaurants, cafe’s, corporate events, and family celebrations such as weddings, birthday, and retirement parties. “spinning music is my way to share myself and connect with society”.
DJ Lamont is a volunteer and host of The Fingersnaps Salon, a live dance music and conversational program on community radio KPOO 89.5 San Francisco Wednesday’s 12 midnight to 6:00am. “I utilize music and poetic philosophical concepts to uplift my listeners; too encourage and affirm them to imbue their personal potential”.
Currently, DJ Lessons are taught to youth at Breakthrough SF, an after school enrichment program. Throughout the years, DJ Lamont has taught DJ skills at the SF YMCA, San Francisco Unified School District, Hunter Point Family, Hamilton Family Center, Oakland Unified School District, The African-American Arts & Cultural Complex, The Jewish Community Center, and the City Of Richmond Police Auxiliary (PAL).
Fingersnaps Media Arts is a certified African-American, Gay owned Local Business Enterprise (LBE) with the City & County Of San Francisco.