This is a compilation of student beats made by students from the Today's Future Sound ( todaysfuturesound.org
) beat making/music production class at Hoover Elementary in partnership with Bay Area Community Resources in Oakland, CA. Students were 4th and 5th graders.
To download other beat tapes for free, check out todaysfuturesound.bandcamp.com
Today's Future Sound is a non-profit organization (fiscal project of 501c3 Oakland Parks Foundation) based in Oakland, CA which uses music production and media arts as vehicles through which to empower youth as artists and community members while fostering their well-being as individuals.
At Today’s Future Sound, we believe in the power of music to transform and inspire youth to create positive change in their lives and communities. We view our work as having educational, therapeutic and social components that can empower individuals to build confidence, inspire creativity, and create change. Today’s Future Sound (TFS) has a team of volunteers ready to bring our mobile music production and DJ’ing center to you—schools, community centers and events. We are rapid-deploying, fully mobile, and can teach all ages groups with no previous experience required. Aside from direct services, we also provide consultation and professional development around culturally relevant use of music technology and media arts, and common core-aligned STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and Arts) curriculum development. Our work is informed by our Executive Director, Elliot Gann, Psy.D.’s research and decade of clinical experience using Hip Hop and electronic music production and DJ”ing in school as well as community settings in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area.
We do workshops and ongoing classes in both community settings (community and youth centers) and in Oakland/Berkeley Unified School Districts at schools such as Hoover, Lafayette, Prescott, Grass Valley, Greeleaf Elementary Schools, and West Oakland and James Madison Middle Schools, among other sites throughout the Bay Area. This includes current collaborative work being done with Science, Math, Computer and Technology teachers at Hoover Elementary and West Oakland Middle School to find innovative ways of delivering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum. TFS also has taught at several summer camps throughout the Bay Area and on campuses such as Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, as well as community centers in Jackson, Mississippi. TFS has had the chance to present its work at various conferences such as the “One Mic, One Movement” conference at Fordham University in NYC, the “Rock the School Bells” conference at Skyline College in San Bruno, Central Oklahoma State University, and the Hip Hop Education Think Tank at the Schomburg Center in NYC. To bring TFS to your community or school, email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info!