Ghetts and Tiffany Calver are among musicians and DJs teaming up with in-school music initiative FutureDJs to offer free music lessons to students before they head back to school next month.
Due to launch this week in the world’s first virtual music classroom Virtuoso, the programme aims to inspire young people to remain musically creative at a time when coronavirus is affecting subjects, including music, in British schools.
Using multi-camrea angles and optimised audio, Virtuoso simulates a physical classroom which is accessible to pupils everywhere online.
Ghetts will host the first masterclass this Sunday (August 30th) with a one-hour session which will introduce students to the art of MCing. In the following weeks, DJing workshops will come from Tiffany Calver, Goldie and Danny Howard, while platinum-selling record producer WhyJay will provide a production masterclass.
Austen Smart, Co-Founder of FutureDJs, said: “FutureDJs is all about making music education accessible for all. Our ambition is to unlock the creativity of as many young people as possible, and carry on inspiring the next generation of MCs, artists and creators – especially during this time of social distancing and reduced education.”
FutureDJs courses begun yesterday (August 25) and are open to students of all ages. The courses do not require any equipment or prior experience and are available to book through the Virtuoso website right here.