Building the Future

Our Vision

We envision a world where any individual, regardless of their origin, can pursue their passion and build a career out of it. To realize this vision, we empower individuals and help them become self‑sufficient, creative producers that will benefit their community while leading personally fulfilling lives.


Our Story

Since 2013, Building Beats has developed and expanded DJ and Digital Music Production programs, instilling entrepreneurship, leadership, and life skills in New York City’s low-income and minority youth.  With a strong belief in activating students’ passion for music as a pathway to build entrepreneurial skills, we provide students with the structure, tools, and knowledge necessary to become self-directed, creative producers who harness their creative potential to benefit their community.

Beginning as a small cohort of programs located in communities in the Bronx and Manhattan, Building Beats has since implemented over 2,500 in-school and after-school workshops in Djing and Digital Music Production - over 1,100 in the 2015-2016 school year alone in 27 schools and community centers throughout the New York City. For the 2016-2017 school year, Building Beats held 1,400 after-school workshops at over 30 sites, affecting over 300 students on a weekly basis.