Tyrone Miller, aka DJ Bizzon, has always been in music.
“My mother always played music,” he said. “When I went to parties I was like, I know I can do this better.”
He said that when he decided to become a professional DJ, he spent a lot of time going to different clubs.
“I would just be a fly on the wall to see who was a DJ and how they did it,” he said. “Sometimes I would hit four or five different places in one night.”
Today Miller, 36, who grew up in Sherman Park and lives in Washington Heights, teaches others through an instruction book.
The “Hal Leonard DJ Method” by DJ Bizzon is a manual for anyone new to or looking to start DJing. It tackles things like DJ equipment and setup, using turntables and mastering song transitions.
“I used to be refused entry to almost every club because I’m basically black,” Miller said. “I wanted people to be free and comfortable when they came to my events.”
Miller has worked as an instructor and program director in various youth organizations and founded Scratch Session, a program providing free DJ and music production classes, professional training and mentoring to Milwaukee youth.
He has also worked with Milwaukee Public Schools and served on the Milwaukee Bucks DJ team and as an on-air personality for 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.
His family, although proud, are not surprised at his success.
“Despite how good he is at his job, he doesn’t hesitate to show people how to do exactly what he does, although I was impressed that this opportunity presented itself to him,” his sister said. Michele Miller. “A black man from Milwaukee is going to educate people all over the world. That says a lot. “
His other sister, Tiffany Miller, said, “The book fit naturally into the classes he was already teaching.
Her friends say her authenticity is what makes her successful.
“Tyrone doesn’t apologize for everything he does,” said Jordan Lee, his friend and colleague at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. “He wears his heart on his sleeve and stands up for what he wants.”
Miller advises those who are pursuing their careers to enjoy their work.
“You have to love the process as much as you love the product,” he said.