Kids can now study DJing in school in the UK
School-going kids in the UK can now study DJing.
In an ultimate new-age move, examination boards are now recognising DJ equipment as formal instruments and DJ classes as a formal curriculum.
This means that CDJs are in the same category as guitars, pianos, saxophones and flutes- we are now in the dawn of breeding DJs.
Kids are learning how to DJ in music classes, with schools hoping learners will choose music when it comes to signing up for GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education.)
And true as Bob, so it is. Naturally, kids are drawn to the programme with many of them inspired to take it on as a GCSE subject.
According to BBC, one learner said:
“When my GCSE choice comes up for offer I’m going to try and do music because it’s kind of inspired me to go further with it.”
For the love of music
The curriculum was designed by brothers and professional DJs, Austen and Scott Smart, who are really connecting with learners both in the class and generally in the school.
Students are really enjoying the class, with some saying that being able to study DJing helps them focus better in other classes because of the creative outlet it harbours.
Skills like rhythm, timbre, tone, metre, harmony, and other aspects of music theory are tackled in these lessons.
The aim is that no matter how far students want to go with it they will be fully prepared from being a bedroom DJ to maybe even taking to the stage.
To learn more about their initiative, called FutureDJs, check out their website.
Study DJing and get great grades all around. We need this in South Africa.