Creative DJ school founder Ian Stanley is passionate about the art of DJing and music technology. Since 1996 Ian has been a DJ, producer, rapper,  independent record label manager, club promoter and educator. He has multiple releases on his own award winning imprint Tricksta Recordings, alongside other independent labels and performed under the guises of Orchestrated Assault and  M.I. Loki for many years performing across the UK at some of Britains top night clubs. Ian is currently releasing music under the name Rudaman and continuing to run Tricksta recordings.

In 2008 Ian was asked to do a voluntary workshop in DJ and rap skills, inspiring him to pursue a career in music education. He has since gained a PGCE and taught DJing, music production and electronic music performance in Primary, Secondary FE and community settings across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Ian has a proven track record with many students going on to successful careers in the music industry. Ian has  worked with  diverse clients base including those with special educational needs such as Autism, ADHD, and other learning difficulties.

Below is a list of the schools and organisations  Ian has taught DJing, Rapping and Music Production skills.

  • Redtape Central - Sheffield, UK

  • Parkwood Academy- Sheffield, UK

  • Sheffield Music Hub- Sheffield, UK

  • Get Sorted Music Academy - Rotherham, UK

  • The Stone Soup Project - Nottingham, UK

  • Arnold Youth Club - Nottingham, UK

  • Sheffield College of Music- Sheffield, UK

  • Musical Works- Sheffield , UK

  • Sheffield United Kickz - Sheffield , UK

  • Rotherham College of Arts and Technology - Rotherham, UK

  • Blackburn Primary School, Rotherham, UK

Alongside teaching, Ian has collaborated with a number of arts organisations and charities such as:

  • Sheffield Music Hub

  • Music in the Round

  • Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project

  • Sheffield Site Gallery

  • Sheffield Hallam University

  • Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity 

  • Football Unites Racism