Community & Council Projects

Programmess and workshops perfect for events and festivals in your community

Outreach Programmes & Street-Based Workshops

The British DJ & MC Academy takes pride in offering support to outreach programmes that are required to engage with young people, and sign posting them towards existing local youth clubs and services. Our team of experienced tutors will go to a specified area and engage with young people on the streets, outside a school or on an estate. The workshops we run include, radio presenting, showcasing and development, positive lyrical writing and rapping, DJing, singing etc.

These workshops encourage the building of self confidence and self esteem, promote team working and will empower young people to utilise these when looking for a job or furthering their education. Outreach workshops typically last 2-3 hours. There is significant evidence that these workshops help decrease street crime and anti-social behaviour whilst stimulating young people to engage in more services available to them. Young people who participate are awarded a certificate at the end of the project. We take regular registers, feedback forms and testimonial that you will be able to use to show how effective your outreach programmes really are.

Tasters start from just £250 and include everything we just need to know the location and we do the rest

Community Events & Festivals

During the spring and summer, a great way to engage a large number of residents or members of the public is by holding an outdoor community event, with fun activities for all to take part in. You will always find a bouncy castle or face painting for young children but there’s not usually much that teenagers want to get involved in. We bring our mobile music centres (MMCs), which are fully equipped with everything from CDJ’s (Decks) mics, mixing desk and live PA speakers to the event.

We can offer master classes in DJing, scratching, showcases, and beat boxing. We play different genres of music catering for all ages and tastes. Our tutors are used to host various types of events, e.g. sports, BBQs and networking. We can handle all the announcements and where required arrange for musicians to perform and get everyone inspired. On a community event we will supply everything you need. Young people and adults receive a certificate and a T-shirt for participating. We take registers, feedback forms; provide lots of pictures and video recordings.

Community events start from just £500 for a day

Christmas Parties & Celebration Events

We have a team of amazing established DJs and artists that can cater for all types of events, such as large corporate events with 1000+ people, fashion shows, shop openings, product launches, Christmas parties and award ceremonies.

We offer a comprehensive service, providing DJs, artists, music, equipment and lights. We also have a fantastic media team, who can take pictures, film and edit the entire event for you, giving you something to remember the day by.

Prices start from £300+ depending on specifications

Qualifications & Accreditations

We offer a wide range of qualifications, covering subjects such as team building, communication, events management, song writing, DJing, and radio presenting.

The qualifications we offer include; AQA’s ranging from 10 to 70 hours per unit, and Arts Awards. Through partnership organisations we are also able to offer youth work courses (ABC Awards, City & Guilds).

We work in schools, colleges, children’s homes, supported housing units, hospitals libraries, youth centres and hubs. Young people develop a better understanding of the media, get to attend events, work as part of a team and explore their creative side.

Course start from £450 per young person (per 10 young people in a group)

Courses run for 30 hours

School Holidays & Peak After School Programmes

Keeping young people occupied and engaged during the holidays and out of school times is a pressing issue. The DJ & MC Academy offers workshops and outreach programmes after school. These can be located at or close to schools offering a range of interesting and exciting activities. These activities offer support to GCSE Music students allowing them to gain practical experience of structure, composition and tempo. Statistics show that youth crime is at its highest from 4-6pm. Our mobile music centres can help to counter this; at school, or at a local park where students cut through.

Our expert tutors work with young people to teach them to DJ, rap, sing and in general have a lot of fun. Getting them to focus their energy in a positive way, so by the time young people set off for home they are happy and relaxed.

Projects start from £200 per programme

What People Say

"The DJ bus was great and all of the residents enjoyed its capabilities."
Chanelle Farrell, North Tottenham Project Officer, Haringey Council
"We found The British DJ & MC Academy really fascinating and thought that it was a very engaging and interactive activity for children and young people within the community."
Marsha Gray, PR Officer, Blottr
"The London DJ&MC Academy were great, they engaged with all our customers and ensured that each young person understood everything. The kids had nothing but positive feedback to give on the friendliness of staff. We definitely would recommend using them."
David Duke-Vinton, Community Engagement Advisor, RHP
"I'd just like to say a big thank you to you and the team as they were spectacular. They really livened things up and I would definitely recommend The DJ and MC Academy to others."
Neena Raj, Information Officer, North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service
"A big thank you to the DJ & MC Academy team as they were spectacular. They really livened things up and I would definitely recommend them to others!"
Neena Raj, Information Officer, North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service
"Barnet Homes have worked with British DJ and MC Academy for over four years now and they have delivered on a number of successful events and projects. The young people that they have work with enjoy the interaction and opportunity to have real hands-on support to learn how to DJ, MC or write music. Great organisation with a real personalised family feel."
Charlie Kanareck, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, Barnet Homes
"The British DJ & MC Academy have been contracted by London Action Trust to deliver diversionary programmes to young people from high crime gang affected estates on the Waltham Forest gangs intervention project. Activities included open music workshops and accredited courses over a period of 12 weeks. They have successfully engaged young people in positive activity teaching techniques, lyric writing and radio presenting skills. The young people have learned how to create and perform demonstrating a transition in their thought processes, thinking about their aspirations and directions in life. British DJ & MC Academy have remained professional, enthusiastic and have made every effort to develop the young people using minimal resources. I am willing to support this organisation because I sincerely believe the team have great motivation and a proven track record to make a change in the communities by offering young people alternative paths."
Diane Prempeh, Project Manager, London Action Trust
"The British DJ academy is an organisation that is very forward thinking and very driven by what the community wants in particular young people... it has a very good understanding of partnership work and is very happy to listen to new ideas... but most importantly it has a real passion for the arts and teaching young people how to be the best in this field."
Alkas Rahman, L&Q
"The DJ & MC Academy are a breath of fresh air…with high energy, total commitment and breathtaking enthusiasm their work with young people never fails to producing far reaching positive results. To discover your talents and creativity is a gift and the academy provide thy gift for young people everyday."
Oliver Ashton, Youth Sector Head, Goals UK CIC
"It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with The DJ and MC Academy over the last couple of years. They have shown dedication and commitment to the projects at our youth centre and the young people have responded with great enthusiasm for the DJ'ing and Mc'ing projects. A young person who attended a DJ course in June said – ‘More people know me and I feel more confident speaking on the mic to them. Over the summer I DJ'ed more and spoke on the mic and taught other people. I also showed older people how to use the decks."
Kate Smith, Youth Development Worker, Oasis Enfield, EIYCT
"British DJ & MC Academy ran a brilliant workshop on using music to tackle street crime at an event we put on in November 08. The facilitators related really well to the young people. The workshop itself was really engaging and fun and the young people absolutely loved it!"
Rachel Segal Hamilton, Events and Marketing Coordinator, Envision
"Great team to work with, everyone is both extremely professional and friendly. The workshops have been fun and interactive. The young people at our projects have developed both their confidence and skills"
Rabena Faried, Manager, Look Ahead Housing
"From my records, I have worked out that DJ Academy have delivered 131 sessions in total, Many Thanks! :)"
Katharine Thompson, Gatway Sound Music Co-ordinator, Look Ahead Housing and Care
"The British DJ & MC Academy delivered an excellent specialised course to young people as part of the Greenwich Summer University that was both lively and focused. I was particularly impressed by how the tutors and guest speakers not only provided expert advice and guidance in music and DJ skills but also provided an insight into future careers and improving aspirations that was delivered with enthusiasm and passion…I was also massively impressed by the resources and in particular the 4×4! Very cool!"
Peter Webster, Greenwich Council
"For almost a year, the DJ Academy has been running very successful DJing and MCing sessions in the Carnsbourne area including Colorado and Danube apartments"
Sussan Rassoulie, Circle Anglia
"A big thank you to you and your team for Saturday, should we decide to hold any other events in the future and would be more than happy to use the Bass Station once again."
Jason Fleming, Local Assemblies Co-ordinator, Catford Community Services
"The academy has been a huge success, we have seen some real talent and potential in the young people who have taken part, as well as increased confidence and self-esteem. The academy has given them the chance to try something new and has equipped them with valuable skills..."
Jenny Newbold, Fundraising Officer, St Christopher's Fellowship
"The Academy was enjoyed by all those who attended, with many young people demonstrating a natural ability in mixing and making music."
Paula Frank, Hammersmith & Fulham project