Let me introduce our brilliant supporter Julie Sacre and her promising students.
*We really appreciate that they gave us the permission to introduce them in our website and also thank Hinchley Wood School which allowed us to use its name here. http://www.hinchleywoodschool.co.uk/
Julie Sacre has been running DJ workshops in schools for the last 16 years. Julie was the redemption UK DJ of the year in 1998 and was sponsored by Vestax and featured on MTV, Julie worked closely with Vestax and after winning £4,000 of Vestax equipment she became a life long fan!
After being a professional DJ for 10 years she got asked by a school to teach students with behaviour issues,
She got the job and then found out that the schools had been sponsored by Vestax! So our paths crossed again !
Julie has continued to use the Vestax PDX2000 turntables for school and has her own personal Vestax PDX3000 decks at home!
She also uses the the Vestax PMC -05 mixer for school and at home .
The reason that I love Vestax turntables so much is that the pitch has a higher range, also the ultra pitch is amazing to slightly go faster or slower, no other product has come on to the market that works as well as the Vestax decks , my students love using them and I also work with students with special needs so the ultra pitch and the reverse button is very popular!
I love the Vestax mixers as the cross faders are so slick and you can change the options for scratching. I personally love the earths at the back of the mixers for the decks as they are the easiest to set up, no other mixer has a hole to put the earth through to keep it in place, this is vital on a time schedule going between different schools.
My students work towards the bronze and silver arts award which is a national UK qualification and I have 100% pass rate. I have had over 1000 students pass the bronze award and have taught over 20, 000 students.
I always stuck to vinyl and in the UK they have made such a come back, I love djing on my Vestax turntables and working the mixing and pitch by ear, people are now bored with Dj’s using computers with an aromatic pitch controller, all they can show off is the Eqs and effects when a real DJ works the turntables you can see them work and enjoy it more , I get bored if I use the cdjs and controllers.
I have a show every Sunday at www.kanefm.com 5-7pm and it’s using turntables and vinyl only,
Every student I teach is able to use the turntables and mixer on their own. Turntables was recognised as a musical instrument In the uk about 5 years ago, this academic year DJ is now part of the music GCSE which is fantastic and shows how the UK is moving on!
Please Vestax bring back your turntables!
The students made Vestax banners for us, thank you so much!!!