MAD BEATZ PHILLY  IS DEDICATED TO HONORING
THE TRADITION OF
PERCUSSION AND LYRICISM
IN BLACK AND LATINX COMMUNITIES,
CELEBRATING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO POPULAR MUSIC,
AND PROVIDING PERFORMANCE AND TEACHING
OPPORTUNITIES TO MOTIVATED ARTISTS IN PHILADELPHIA.

OUR SCHOOL WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES BRING
AUTHENTIC MUSIC-MAKING ACTIVITIES,
CULTURAL PRIDE, AND HISTORICAL AWARENESS
TO SCHOOL COMMUNITIES OF ALL AGES.

VISION

EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION

OPENING DOORS TO THE FUTURE

We are becoming a national model for innovation in music education, serving communities with curriculum forged at the intersection of culture, creativity, and collaboration.

CULTURAL PRIDE

INSPIRING AWARENESS AND CELEBRATION

We promote appreciation of the African Diaspora for its contribution to and ownership of popular music, America’s number one export.

CHANGING THE FUTURE

TAKING CONTROL OF OUR DESTINIES

Our main goal become a national model for innovation in music education, serving communities with curriculum forged at the intersection of culture, creativity, and collaboration.

OUR STORY

MAD BEATS PHILLY BEGAN IN 2013 AS AN ALL-STAR COLLECTIVE OF UPPERCLASSMEN AND ALUMNI DRUMMERS AND DANCERS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THEIR PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER, JESSE MELL.

THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIQUE CURRICULUM AND SYSTEM OF INDEPENDENT STUDY, WE HAVE CREATED THE ART OF “DJ DRUMLINE” – PERFORMING LIVE TO POP, HIPHOP AND EDM TRACKS AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE! WE HAVE BECOME A SENSATION AROUND THE CITY, PERFORMING AT CONCERT LOTS, COLLEGES, AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SINCE THEN, WE’VE GROWN INTO A DESTINATION FOR GRIND-MINDED YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED AT DINER EN BLANC, THE FILLMORE, AND FRANKFORD HALL FOR OUR UNIQUE SPECIALTY – DJ DRUMLINE – AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND ASSEMBLIES AT THE MANN MUSIC CENTER FOR OUR “CULTURAL CONNECTIONS” SERIES! OUR TEAM IS PROUD TO BE 100% PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS ALUMNI AND TEACHERS, AND EVEN HAPPIER TO OFFER FREE INTERNSHIPS TO MUSICIANS AGES 16 AND OLDER. 

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