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Baby DJ School Teaches Kids to be Real DJs [Vice YouTube Video]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published February 04, 2014

"The drum machine and the sequencer are just, like, the new folk music," says producer Matt Young. And what better time to introduce children to folk music than between the ages of 3 months and 3 years?

Baby DJ School, founded by Brooklyn DJ Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, is a series of classes meant to teach children the basics of DJ-ing. From samplers, to midi-triggers, to laptops, Weiss' classes are packed with the same unbridled enthusiasm you'd find watching Dora The Explorer, but with electronic music and flashing lights.

"There's a level of animation and excitement that is really necessary to, like, gloss over the fact that we are doing it over beats that were built in a serious drug culture. I think," says Weiss.

The classes show children everything from motor skills, to social skills, to rhythm, which Weiss says can help with language later in life. For more information or to register your baby for classes (Brooklyn only, for the time being), check out BabyDJSchool.com.

Oh, and glow sticks are non-toxic, so you can bring them to your baby's first gig.

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Source: Vice YouTube Channel

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