About The Teacher

DJ, Rap

Shay Rafati - Music Teacher | PIRATE.COM

Shay is a London-based artist and educator specialising in rap workshops, DJing, radio presenting and podcasting. She is actively involved in developing artists through her two youth companies. As a touring rapper and DJ, Shay also hosts a radio show on Reprezent radio.

Shay D is a pioneering rapper, DJ, podcaster, promoter & youth project manager facilitating artist development workshops. Anchored on BBC News, Shay lead the first ever all female Hip Hop tour in the UK, bringing women together in 2019 & 2021, selling out her London headline show.


TEACHING: Online & In-person

PREFERRED LOCATIONS: Pirate London Camden, Pirate London Dalston, Pirate London Earlsfield, Pirate London Greenwich, Pirate London Hackney, Pirate London Notting Hill, Pirate London Tottenham, Pirate London Wembley

LEVELS: Beginner to Intermediate

TEACHING SINCE: +10 years experience



Shay D can teach the basics of DJing from USB including beat matching & mixing. Shay can run lyric writing workshops with delivery and recording for beginners beyond so you feel comfortable with the understanding of the foundations of rap. Shay can also mentor you towards goals, get some advice on building your career and creating a plan and campaign. Shay D also can help with planning and putting together a radio show or podcast including segments, features, interview techniques and recording.



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She effortlessly crosses genres, from Grime to Hip Hop to Spoken Word, with her fiery delivery and unapologetic lyricism, infamous for her high energy performances. Her time on Reprezent radio seasoned her as a natural presenter & she quickly took on DJing, gaining guest mixes on National Radio.

Shay D runs club nights and events for the past 7 years, was on radio for 4 years, DJs regularly, has her own podcast with Levis’s, raps, tours and runs artist development projects for young people.


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