For information on course availability please get in touch with Junction 16.

Venue Address

3 Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ


Thrivemind Village, 39 Irongate, Derby, DE1 3GA (by arrangement only)

Baby People’s educational work covers everything from one-off workshops to full academic placements. We regularly work with children and young people from KS2 through to post-16 and specialise in working with those that may struggle to engage in mainstream education or have special educational needs.

Our flagship music production and lyric writing workshops teach from beginner to professional level skills, covering all aspects of music production and studio engineering. Basic maths and literacy are embedded within vocabulary development and story telling. For many young people, MCing and HipHop culture is something that they feel ownership of and lyric and song writing gives them the opportunity to express themselves on their own terms.

Graffiti and aerosol art can be a great way to help young people to express themselves and develop personal responsibility. The time and investment young people put into artwork on their school/youth centre has a dramatic effect on the way they see and treat their environment.

Our tutors are all artists themselves and work professionally in their field. They all have real music industry experience and include MCs, vocalists, instrumentalists, songwriters, producers, breakdancers and commissioned artists.


Students have the opportunity to undertake Rock School Level 1 Award/Certificate (Music Production) or Level 1 Arts Bronze Award (Graffiti Art) during their time with Baby People.


What Should I Wear?

There is no prescribed uniform for this provision. We ask that students wear comfortable clothing so that they can enjoy the sessions without distraction and that clothing is appropriate is style and length and free of offensive slogans.

Post 16 destinations/careers:

Level 2 Creative Arts course at College or a Training Provider

Studio Engineer



Song Writer

Foley Artist


Live Sound Technician


Useful resources and links:

Derby College Music

Derby College Art

Meet the Team

Baby J - Director and DSL

Rukus - Artistic Director and Tutor

Jess Martin - Chief Project and Operations Officer/Deputy DSL

Frankie Thompson - Project and Operations Manager/Deputy DSL

Eirini Gati - Operations Manager/Deputy DSL

Kelis Hoskins - Arts Administrator/Deputy DSL

Zee Musiq - Music Tutor

Jam - Music Tutor

Baz - Music Tutor

Zeo - Music Tutor

Devon - Music Tutor

Tim - Graffiti Art Tutor

Laura -Graffiti Art Tutor

Joe - Graffiti Art Tutor

Todd - Graffiti Art Tutor