Donations and Sponsorship
As a registered non-profit we always welcome donations.
You can read more about how we will use your donations below, or you can read more about how we work by reading our mission statement
If you feel like giving money the easiest way is via our Go Fund me page which is linked here. https://www.gofundme.com/dj-school-uk
Alternatively you can send cheques or make cash donations direct to us. If you want to make a bank transfer please request our Bank Details.
If you are a business who want to support us please contact us to discuss sponsorship.
If you have unwanted DJ equipment, cables, headphones, vinyl or CDs – we can put it all to good use and will come and collect it from you. Just contact us.
How your donations will be used:
We believe every child and young person deserves the chance to try out music and play creatively. Austerity measures and the current education system make access to music experiences harder and harder for many young people.
All applicants to DJ School UK are means-tested and only pay if they can. For those who can’t pay we use the money paid by those who can, or we apply for funds from the creative and educational sectors.
Your donations will be used to support those young people who cannot afford our services or who will benefit most.
What a donation can buy:
£50 = one hour private tuition session.
£165 = two hours private tuition and ten sessions in one of our after school clubs.
£199 = three hours private tuition and ten sessions in one of our after school clubs.
£145 = 2 hour workshop for a group of up to 8 young people.
…but every little helps, from pence to pounds!
Ask us a question:
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