Class instructor, composer, and performing artist Natalie Elizabeth Weiss saw the potential in such a school when she saw her friend’s baby take interest in her DJ equipment one afternoon. The babe was pressing buttons, flipping switches, and totally immersed in the possibilities, so she thought if one child is enamored by it, there must be others!
Sure enough, the first class was a hit with both babies and their parents and caretakers. Audrey Beerman, who took her son Ari to class, said that most baby classes she’s ever been to were “so boring,” which is why the DJ class seemed promising. “I think anything that gets kids loving music early is great,” she said.
Weiss says most kids in the class really took to the music, which she says she carefully selects, filtering out any jams with profanity or sexism. The kids swayed and bopped to The Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” and The Emotions’ “Best Of My Love,” among other uplifting tunes.
As of Monday, the school is still enrolling, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll your little emcee or learn how to bring Baby DJ school to your area.
We have to admit that this actually sounds pretty awesome. We have horrible memories of a family member playing Disney sing-alongs in the van while their kids were babies and we wouldn’t wish that on our worst enemy. Anything that introduces tots to the magic of real music is good in our book!
Also, their slogan: “Empowering the super young to mix music that’s super dope.” Genius.
Source: The Wall Street Journal