What People Say

A selection of testimonials from our partners, as well as from the young people and young adults who have attended our programmes

We have loved every second of working with the DJMC Academy. It has been great for us to see our pupils so engaged and willing to learn about something they have probably never considered doing before. Staff took the time to get to know our pupils and build relationships with them using music and art as a hook to capture their imaginations. We hope to be able to work with DJMC Academy again in the future to produce more amazing work together.
Carl Blackstock, Assistant Headteacher, Fern House Scool
I enjoyed the workshop as it helped me to express my emotions by playing music. It was so much fun. I really do hope we can work with them again. The staff were really welcoming and didn't make us feel bad for making mistakes. They taught us several times and were very patient with us.
TRM (pupil), Fern House Scool
I liked how enthusiastic the staff were. They showed a lot of commitment to making us learn new skills and stay engaged.
RC (pupil), Fern House Scool
I enjoyed using the microphones and decks to make a radio show. It was fun making our own beats.
JM (pupil), Fern House Scool
My experience with the DJ workshop was great. The activities my class did involved making a radio show and producing beats. Overall it was a lot of fun and hopefully we can do it again.
CC (pupil), Fern House Scool
I enjoyed making a radio show for Black History Month. All the staff were friendly and easy to get along with.
LC (pupil), Fern House Scool
It was so fun and entertaining. I personally enjoyed the lessons and the fun, friendly and enthusiastic staff.
AT (pupil), Fern House Scool
The DJ Workshop was fun and exciting! We got to learn new things as well as how a radio show would operate. We had fun and are grateful to have had them come in.
RP (pupil), Fern House Scool
We were excited to welcome the DJ and MC Academy to Chipping Barnet Library on Wednesday 14 February for Superstar DJs!

22 children had the opportunity to learn how to mix and match rhythms using professional DJ equipment under the guidance of teachers from the Academy at this fun, hands-on Creative Communities event. They took turns using the decks and selecting and mixing songs, using volume and other effects like reverb and delay.

The children also had the chance to create their own radio show and there was a group presentation at the end of the event, where they welcomed the audience to their radio show while music played in the background. Superstar DJs was a fantastic event with a diverse and fun selection of music and everyone really enjoyed it, and the event also demonstrated the power of music to connect with and unite everyone in our community.

At the end of the 90 minute session, there was a lot of positive feedback – including the parents, who wanted to join in, too!

We appreciate you working with us. Hopefully, we will work together again in the near future.
Justina Gore, Service Development Librarian, Barnet Libraries Family Services
Haringey Council's High Road West team has been collaborating with the British DJ Academy for the past 18 months to enhance the community engagement offer for the area.

Krissy and her dedicated team have supported children and young people who are not in education, training, or employment. Through their uplifting and inspiring programme, they have created avenues where young people can thrive. The DJ Academy mentorship has brought opportunities and joy to many young people in Tottenham, and we are thrilled to have formed such a solid partnership that will continue to support many more young people.
Lauren Schneider, Community Engagement Officer, Haringey Council
The DJ & MC Academy have provided a lively and young person led programme of work. The tutors are able to relate to the young people they are working with enabling all to take part. The way in which the team are able to adapt ensures that young people participate and create pieces of work that reflect their achievements. The relaxed and flowing style of the workers allows the project to be fluid allowing for spontaneous learning to occur at all stages.
Helen James, Youth Club Manager, Sutton
Turning Words Into Dreams was one of the most popular courses making up GLYPT's Summer Arts College in 2010. I was really impressed with the quality and skill of the artists delivering the programme
Claire Newby, Education Manager, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre
The workshop was great. The tutors showed the young people how to set up the decks, they had time on the mic, beat matching, and brainstorming for their radio station. Time went really quick and the young people were really engaged!
Hayley James, Sports Development and Social Inclusion Officer, Barnet FC Community Trust
The British DJ and MC Academy are a great organisation to work with, delivering the highest standard of workshops in a fun and exciting manner for all that take part. Across all the Nike Five Legacy events they delivered a fantastic atmosphere and kept the energy levels high. It was a real privilege to work with such a passionate group of people and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Daniel Barry, Nike Powerleague
It was a really fabulous afternoon and the groups and staff had a great time so thank you so much!
Kirsty Palmer, Co-ordinator, The Royal London Society for Blind People
Just a few notes on the good work that you and your team have done on these estates with the youth
Erhan Mestanoglu, Community Development Officer, Ascham Homes
The tutors have been really welcoming and have developed an excellent rapport with the students. Even when the singers were behaving like 'divas', their patience, professionalism and pedagogy was apt for the students. I look forward to working with the DJ & MC Academy again...
Kieran West, Northumberland Secondary School
The British DJMC Academy have been warmly received by our students, who have loved the opportunity to experience writing lyrics and then getting the chance to perform them on a microphone. Their staff are extremely friendly and seem to have a lot of experience working with and supporting students.
Andrew Louis, Curriculum Co-ordinator & Music Teacher, Enfield Secondary Tuition Centre, Eldon Site
Once again a big thank you to you and your team. The kids really loved it!!!!
Chinelo Moh, Latymer All Saints Primary School
After speaking with colleagues they have mentioned that sessions are going really well.
Obi Onyido, Learner Engagement Worker, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
DJing was great! The students had a fantastic time, even played a couple for us old teachers, which went down well
Gwyneth Gibson, Teacher, St Mary's High School, Cheshunt
Working with the DJMC Academy has been an absolute pleasure. They are really professional; promote good values among students and really know how to have fun when doing so! I was so impressed with how flexible they were in creating our individual programme and the willingness to keep going until it was perfect. And, it was perfect! There is no doubt that this day and the important message about safety will not be forgotten. Great energy – hope to see you for more inspiration soon!
Kathleen Sorrell, Assistant Principal, Walthamstow Academy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 work the academy does with children and young adults has a significant positive impact on their lives and self-esteem. The Academy has always been very flexible with our needs. We would definitely recommend the DJ & MC Experience for corporate and team building events – it is very different, extremely energising and great fun!
Salesforce.com, UK
I appreciate the opportunity the youth club at TAB has given me. I look forward to visiting the studio, learning to use the equipment and getting the chance to create my own sound. No matter which member of staff is at the studio they are always willing to share their knowledge and encourage my passion for music. See you back in the studio soon!
Lewis (student), Potters Bar
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
I just want to say a massive thank you for supporting the event, the DJ workshop got rave reviews.
Darren Smith, Football Development Officer, London FA
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
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
Krissy and the team at The DJ and MC Academy have supported the College at numerous events over the past few years, they have always been a delight to work with from event conception through to event day. Whilst providing fun and engaging sessions for our students they also inspire them to learn and discover new skills. We would happily recommend the team to anyone looking to book their services.
James Page, School Liaison and Events Planner, Barnet and Southgate College
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
The DJ bus was great and all of the residents enjoyed its capabilities.
Chanelle Farrell, North Tottenham Project Officer, Haringey Council