It looks like DJing isn’t just for young adults and teens. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano teamed teamed up with Armada Music to teach kids in Elementary School to DJ. A school teacher’s Spotify playlist recently went viral, which got him and his class a personal invite from the Dutch record label to visit their headquarters in Amsterdam and to get a unique DJ course from one of the hottest producers in the EDM world.

Jesper Hesseling, the Elementary school teacher who turned some heads in the Netherlands for his awesome playlist, scored this special course for his students after creating his own personal playlist on Spotify. He started collecting songs a few years ago as a hobby, which lead to an unexpected surprise for his playlist going viral, gaining thousands of followers within a few weeks.

Hesseling’s playlist now has over 54,000 followers and includes records released by Armada Music. After a brief exchange, Hesseling and his Elementary school class were invited for a music course at the Amsterdam-based record company. The group of 28 kinds not only got a grand office tour, but were also taught how to DJ by the Dutch duo, who recently joined the ranks of Armada Music. The DJ course included, among other things, mixing tracks and practicing a sit-down.


“My favorite Armada artist is Lost Frequencies, whose tracks I first heard through Armada’s ‘The Bearded Man’ playlist. For me to be here at Armada Music feels amazing. Thanks to Armada Music and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, the kids have had a wonderful time. They have really enjoyed themselves and I’m sure they will never forget this!” said Hesseling.