Beat Makers is a free, after-school music production and career development program run entirely on the iPad2 with Head Instructor DJ Dhundee (Michael Edwards).
More than touching buttons on an iPad, the Beat Makers program engages the students on all aspects of what it means to be a producer: devotion, professionalism, hard work, and having a strong foundational knowledge of production hardware coupled with the latest technologies that is driving music production into the digital age. Taught by pioneering DJ and producer, DJ Dhundee, students get a firsthand education on making music for a living and what it means to pursue a career in music.
Bi-Annual Fundraiser June 20th from 8pm to 1am at ARENA Nightclub, 135 W41st St (btwn 6th Ave & B'way). At the fundraiser, each program will feature a performance showcase where both instructors and students will display the skills that have been taught throughout the course of the year. In addition, special music guests have been invited to perform during the evening. A silent auction featuring work contributed by some of hip hop's most established photographers and designers will also be on display.
Hip Hop History Class from July 9, 2012 to August 3, 2012 at East Side Community High. BEAT instructor, MC WHY, will be paired with a history teacher to teach students about Hip Hop.
BEAT Instructors, Taylor, Ken Swift, Dhundee and James Kim are being flown out to Singapore by their government (Ministry of Education) in order to lecture and give workshops sharing the BEAT history, pedagogy and methodology.
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