The Beat Team
The Beat Team produce original music using scratching, juggling, samples and pads. Every Thursday evening at 6pm (after DJ Club).
Beginners, other musicians and vocalists are welcome.
At Beat Team sessions we avoid copyright material. We use beats and sounds we find, record or synthesize to create completely original music.
We do this as a team by scratching, looping, juggling, cue-drumming and using sound effects.
This new art relies on us using modern DJ equipment as instruments. We call it: “controllerism.”
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DJ School UK are especially proud to announce that our “Beat Team” has received core funds from the Leeds Music Education Partnership and are now an official “City of Leeds Youth Music” Ensemble.
I’m attending university in Bristol to study Electronic Music Production. I immensely appreciate the support that Dan and Jim gave me in the early stages. I honestly believe I could have lacked the confidence to enter this career path if I had not attended DJ School.
It was a Really good Experience yesterday i Really Enjoyed it too. And i Really Enjoyed doing Decks #DJ #Decks #YEAH
When working with children and young people of all ages they are patient, supportive, encouraging, use clear and informative language when giving instructions, and always put the joy of music-making and music-giving at the forefront of what they do. They are a valuable asset to our hub and to the city as a whole
Jim was incredibly patient with me as, with my autism, I was keen to try and achieve things quickly, rather than take things a step at a time and perfect my skills over time. It was always a real pleasure coming to the lessons and I really looked forward to them each time.
Without your skills it would be impossible to run projects and even harder to access difficult to reach and vulnerable young people… I assure you what you are doing is thoroughly appreciated, respected and invaluable to all parties concerned. Again can I emphasise mine and young people’s appreciation for what you do and I look forward to all future work with yourself.
I believe we need more recognition urgently of DJ-based education as a valuable avenue for music education more broadly. I am passionate about the difference DJing can make in the classroom. Pete Dale (senior Lecturer in Music at Manchester Metropolitan University and author of “Engaging Students with Music Education: DJ decks, urban music and child-centred learning”The difference DJ education makes.
“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”- PlatoWhy Music?
Music is an integral part of students’ daily lives, and the vast majority possess large personal libraries and use digital music devices and services. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Music is integral
Even before computers were useful tools for creating music, the 1980’s urban Hip- Hop movement provided ways for young people without musical training to compose and create music. – Alyssa M. Batula, Drexel University 2012Using the turntable to make music:
You can grab any type of music and use it as a percussive instrument – Mixmaster MikeUsing the deck as an instrument