Meet the Manager Simon Gordon – Course Manager of SoundSkool (Music & Performance Level 1)
What do you do at DV8?
I am the course manager at DV8 and I manage the SoundSkool Music & Performance level 1 course.
What were you doing before you started working at DV8?
Before working at DV8 I have been running SoundSkool in the London Borough of Barnet in North London. Providing music courses and workshops to young people.
How did you get the Job
I got my job at DV8 through partnership work we did together; SoundSkool partnered with DV8 to deliver the ‘Beat Bus’, we took out a double decker bus all around North and East London. Young people had a chance to try DJ’ing, Music Production, MC’ing, Singing, Fashion and Music Production and this lead to further partnerships with DV8 Training.
What makes you good at your job?
I think I am good at my job because I love it and personally didn’t find school any good!
What are your favourite TV Shows, Movies, Books, Bands etc?
I enjoy spending my free time making music, my favourite genre of music is old School jungle/garage/house
What was your favourite DV8 moment?
My favourite moment so far at DV8 was watching our first level 1 students perform at the SoundSkool.
What are you up to at the moment?
At the moment SoundSkool are working with young people who have disabilities and we are really enjoying working with these groups.
What are your ambitions for the future?
In the future just more of the same will be good!!
Find Simon on:
Check one of Simon’s latest music videos shot with 11-14yr olds on the Stonegrove Estate in Edgware