DJ Mixers and controllers are now officially recognized as musical instruments in education!

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Congratulations students in the United Kingdom! You can now include DJing as part of your General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).

There is a new program that recognizes CDJs and Decks as an instrument along with guitar, percussion, cello, etc.

Their mission:

“FutureDJs is an education business with a large social impact for young people supplying professional visiting DJ and Music Production tutors to schools nationwide (in the same way as traditional instrumental tutors).

Tutors deliver a unique programme of study created by professionals, starting at Key Stage 2 and running through to Key Stage 5, in accordance with the new AQA, OCR and Eduqas GCSE music specifications.

One of the key focuses of the organisation is simply to get more young people into music, and in turn more students taking GCSE and A-Level Music.”

Learn more about the initiative at