'Whutever it takes:' DJ Whutever creates 12-week after-school DJ program for Melrose students

Posted: Updated:
MELROSE -

It's science, math, music and communications all in one after-school program at a Bronx school put together by a Bronx native and DJ.

The Whutever It Takes DJ Academy in Melrose is an after-school program where turntables take the place of notebooks, and DJ Whutever is the teacher.

“People get inspired because they watch what the DJs do and learn it and might want to do it when they get older,” says DJ Whutever.

The after-school classes are two hours long at P.S. 1X for grades three to five.

“The things that they're able to do in just a matter of three weeks of what I teach them, I’m like ‘don’t take my job,’ you know,” says DJ Whutever.

DJ Whutever grew up in the Bronx, taught himself how to DJ and is now featured on Power 1051, IHeartRadio, z100 and also at Mets games.

The Bronx-native can now add creator of the 12-week DJ program to his resume.

Future DJs or not, DJ Whutever says the students are learning to take control of the turntables here and in the future.

At the end of the 12-week program, the students will essentially DJ a party at the school showing off what they've learned.

DJ Whutever also says many other schools across the city are now interested in the DJ academy.

  • GalleriesMore>>

  • Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
  • Just Married in The Bronx

    Just Married in The Bronx

    Share your wedding with News 12.Share your wedding with News 12.

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

    News 12 The Bronx wants to announce your wedding. If you were married in the past 90 days, please submit your photos via Twitter or Instagram using #JustMarriedBX.  

  • Guide: Brooklyn and Bronx Breweries

    Guide: Brooklyn and Bronx Breweries

    Tuesday, August 28 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-08-28 13:30:56 GMT

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the boroughs for beer-lovers to visit.

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the boroughs for beer-lovers to visit.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."