Gymboree is so passé. Ballet lessons are for losers. The piano is for chumps. Today’s babies need to have an edge, and for Brooklyn babies that comes in the form of DJing.
Yes, a Brooklyn-based DJ and composer named Natalie Elizabeth Weiss opened the Baby DJ School in September, and parents are actually into it. Weiss has worked with LCD Soundsystem and the Dirty Projectors, and now she’s working with some much smaller acts. She teaches the kids how to use actual DJ equipment and has them learn handy little songs to remember how to use the different machines.
For $200, parents can let their tots learn the turntables, and become expert music curators. Their musical education can begin as young as 3 months.
So now when you say you’ve been DJing loft parties for 10 years, some 10-year-old is going to be like “Yeah, same.”