Learning to DJ now qualifies for secondary education in the UK
With a new ruling that decks are now considered instruments
Learning to DJ is now considered part of secondary education and counts toward a student's General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in the UK.
According to the BBC, the new qualification is now possible due to turntables, CDJs and other DJ gear now being recognized as formal instruments by examination boards.
In light of this, two professional DJs in Austen and Scott Smart have developed a DJ curriculum that is inspiring students to pursue music.
Austen and Scott are finding that music is helping students become more interested in the overall learning process of schooling: "We're also seeing a lot of students who are not just maybe disengaged from the music department, but potentially disengaged from the rest of the school. I believe that we are able to connect with them, with the music that they get."
This education business, which is called FutureDJs, is currently sending professional DJs to tutor kids throughout the UK. Their mission "is simply to get more young people into music, and in turn more students taking GCSE and A-Level Music."
Watch the video below to see how the classes are impacting youth in the UK.