FutureDJs has announced that it is crowdfunding to take its programme into more schools around England and to create a foundation that will enable children in poorer areas to access its sessions.
With only one in 20 students taking GCSE music in 2017, the pioneering DJing and electronic music production provider hopes to reverse the decline in music education, making music lessons accessible and relevant to all young people and increasing the number of students who go on to take music at GSCE and A Level.
In line with the introduction of DJing into the national curriculum and in accordance with new AQA, OCR and Eduqas GCSE music specifications, FutureDJs works with 11-16-year-olds in Secondary schools across the country, providing structured, curriculum-focussed lessons and shedding light on a world of electronic music that is now worth over $7 billion.
The Future DJs’ programme is split over 36 20-minute sessions in an academic year, typically costing £15 per session. The team includes professional DJs, Austen and Scott Smart, who have collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists, performed in top venues and licensed music to multinationals.
Together with their third co-founder, serial entrepreneur, Shaun Marsden, FutureDJs has been awarded a place on the Virgin Start Up incubator programme, received backing from Pioneer (the market leader in DJ technology) and angel investment from the former Commercial Director of TheTrainline.
For more information about FutureDJs’ crowdfunding campaign, please click here.
Header photo: FutureDJs Founders, Scott Smart, Shaun Marsden & Austen Smart