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Hello, we’re Virtuoso. We provide inspiring music education content that is fresh, exciting and in tune with the music you listen to. And we always make learning music fun. That’s why we’ve been teaching DJ-ing in schools for years with our FutureDJs courses.
We’ve also been putting students on main-stages, writing books about ‘How to DJ’ and we even set the standard for DJ-ing with the world’s first graded DJ exams — operated and awarded in partnership with the University of West London and accredited by Ofqual.
But now we’re breaking new ground — again.
It starts with our purpose to make music education accessible to everyone and inspire the musicians of tomorrow.
But we need new thinking and ideas to do that. Cue the world’s first remote music classroom featuring artists such as Goldie MBE, Ghetts, Tiffany Calver, WhyJay, Danny Howard and Jaguar. Through it we’ll fire your passion for music with courses that are immersive, authentic and help you take your music to the next level.
We’re levelling the playing field. Are you ready to play the stage?
The music classroom of the future
What difference we make
“Virtuoso has opened up once in a lifetime opportunities for me, allowing me to connect and ask questions to leading professionals. With all the lessons being interactive, I’ve gained a lot of new knowledge and a new insight on music. Loved the variety of different guest speakers/presenters sharing their experiences and tips, passing on the knowledge.”
Archie Johnson, UK
“The happiness you are bringing into my sons life is wonderful to watch. Reggie has been DJing with you guys and I can’t express more on how you’ve not only helped with inspiring him for the future, his self-esteem & confidence, trusting his own creative ability and the mindset to push himself forwards continually. I thank you all for that. Money well spent for me, on every level.”
Beverley Phipps, UK
As the world’s virtual stage for music education we inspire the musicians of tomorrow with new and immersive live sessions in tune from the artists you love.
Every week we open our virtual doors to the world for resident workshops, interviews and live artist sessions from some of the best talent in the world. Just think of us as a venue that is open to anyone at the weekend.
If you want to take your experience to the next level then you can join one of our courses. Or if you prefer to drop in every week for the free artist sessions then you can.
Either way every student who learns will have a new fascination for music. More and more, we’re finding that as students discover their hidden talents, many also find the self-confidence to start exploring music making on their own.
Does that sound like you?
Our world-class tutors are used to high-quality education and teaching in schools. Each have their own diverse music backgrounds and are qualified to degree-level at a minimum. You will also learn from professionals with industry experience right across the board.
At Virtuoso, we will inspire you to find your passion and become a confident artist . Whether it be learning the fundamentals of DJ-ing with acts who’ve performed at Glastonbury, to making beats with producers who’ve released on Defected Records and Sony Music. We’ll be there to guide you.
With our FutureDJs Music Production courses and graded DJ exams – operated and awarded in partnership with the University of West London and accredited by Ofqual – accompanied with unique goal-setting and tutor support, learning with us allows you to follow your own path and find your crowd.
Where other platforms lack the depth of personal development, we’re changing the record and helping you become the best version of you as an artist.
Are you ready to hit play on your future today?
Our model is simple and transparent. We’re already teaching students across the UK, and the numbers are growing all the time.
It starts with our mission to ‘make music education accessible to everyone’. That means we focus on massive reach and best quality, affordable music education.
Many of our students are able to receive access to courses for free or at massively subsidised rate thanks to our partners such as Clarion Housing Group and Hadley Property Group who help us fund students through programmes. Yet our organisation remains financially self-sustainable enabling us to invest in talent and innovation and ultimately inspire more young people to get into music, with the music they know and love.
At Virtuoso great importance is given to levelling the playing field — ensuring that all students get the same high-quality education, experience and results. Regardless of your economic status.
We always ask, if you have the same opportunities what would you do? If you are eligible for free school meals, PPF or on Universal Credits then you may be eligible for our scholarships — just write to [email protected] so we can get you learning.
Want to know more?
In this section you’ll find information and resources to help you understand how to help your child have the best experience within Virtuoso. We welcome parents who take an active role in their child’s online experience. Your guidance can be invaluable around internet safety, online privacy, and the options available to them.
What is Virtuoso?
Virtuoso is an online virtual music classroom. We call it the stage. Our purpose is to be the world’s virtual stage for music education and inspire the musicians of tomorrow. Our virtual stage offers students a place to learn from the musicians and artists that inspire them. We only work with the best teachers to make sure your child has great outcomes.
Who is Virtuoso intended for?
The full Virtuoso experience is intended for users age 13 and over. If you learn that your child under the age of 13 has registered for a 13+ Virtuoso account, contact us at: [email protected]. We will take appropriate action.
The environment for users does not permit the sharing of personal information direct to other students.
Who can see my child?
There are two types of seats. Front Row and Observers. Front row seats mean the teacher and other students can see your child’s face — this helps for the best learning experience. If your child would like to sit on the front row of his/her chosen course we just ask that you agree to our video release form as they will be visible to other students in the session.
How do I join a class?
Find a class you would like to take, once you’ve paid and enrolled you will be sent a link to join the class. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection.
How much does it cost?
Our courses and classes vary in price depending on the length of the course and if equipment is included. And our artist sessions are free. You can find the prices on each course page. If you can’t afford the courses and need some inspiration then write to us [email protected]
Do I need any special equipment?
Some courses included equipment or software, be sure to read the information about the course before enrolling.
Our world-class tutors are no stranger to high-quality education and are used to teaching in schools. Each have their own diverse music backgrounds and are qualified to degree-level at a minimum. You can also learn from professionals with industry experience right across the board.
At Virtuoso, we want to inspire you to make it in music and be confident on your own. Whether it be learning the fundamentals of DJ-ing with acts who’ve performed at Glastonbury, to making beats with producers who’ve released on Defected Records and Sony Music, we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.
With a commitment to ensuring access for all, a number of free and subsidised lessons will be made available through a partnership with leading regeneration specialist Hadley Property Group and Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group which is the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing.
Matt Parsonage, Head of Communities for Clarion Futures, commented:
“We are committed to creating opportunities for young people to develop new skills and be active in our communities and FutureDJs’ courses offer an exciting virtual way of doing this, so we’re delighted to be working together.”
Matt Rimmer, Director of Communications and Partnerships at Hadley Property Group added:
“Future DJs have set about changing the way that music education is delivered, and it’s inspiring to all of us – not just the children and young adults on their programmes. Nothing brings people together like music, and in a world that’s becoming more and more fragmented this is something that will deliver genuine change to those who really need it. We’re really proud to be working with our partners at Clarion Futures to support a pioneering and innovative programme which will help give confidence, skills and a platform to the producers and artists of the future”.
If you would like to help students progress through modern music education and achieve outcomes then write to us at [email protected]