Ghetts and Tiffany Calver are among a series of musicians and DJs partnering up with the in-school music initiative FutureDJs to offer free music lessons to students before term restarts in September.
Launching this week, the programme hopes to inspire young people to be musically creative throughout the coronavirus period, which has had a negative impact on the delivery of music subjects and beyond in UK schools.
The Virtuoso learning space will make use of multiple camera angles and optimised audio, simulating a physical classroom which is available online to pupils everywhere.
Ghetts will host the first masterclass on Sunday, August 30, with a one-hour session introducing students to the art of MCing. In the following weeks, DJing workshops will come from Tiffany Calver, Goldie and Danny Howard, while platinum-selling record producer WhyJay will provide a production course.
Austen Smart, Co-Founder of FutureDJs, said: “FutureDJs is all about making music education accessible for all. Our ambition is to unlock the creativity of as many young people as possible, and carry on inspiring the next generation of MCs, artists and creators – especially during this time of social distancing and reduced education.
The online classes do not require any equipment or prior experience to take part in and are available to book through the Virtuoso website available here.
Stormzy recently announced that he would be donating £500,000 towards disadvantaged student scholarships.