By Heidi Glaus

St. Louis (KSDK) - Forget notebook paper and number two pencils.

"Does anybody know what a beat is?" asked Adam Cherrington, better known as Wyshmaster or Wysh for short.

This is a class that untangles creativity and helps kids plug into their inner music producer.

"I'm teaching the kids how to put a beat together," Wysh explained.

It's not the kind of music lesson your grandmother signed you up for.

"My mom tried to make me do 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars!' It's kind of lame for me 'cause I'm in fourth grade about to be in fifth in August," said 10-year-old Jayden Wilson.

It is, however, something the students are really digging.

"I didn't know I even had the ability to do that," added Rebekah Luvan-Ross, another 10-year-old.

Something else students might not realize is their teacher, Wysh, well he's kind of a big deal.

"I've done over 30 songs with Nelly. I did the song 'I'm on a Boat' with T-pain and Lonely Island," Wysh said only when asked.

By the way, 'I'm on a Boat' was nominated for a Grammy. So Wysh is still cranking out beats, but he's also cranking out a lot of smiles at Ex'treme Institute by Nelly.

The next beat club for kids' class is this Saturday, it's for kids between the ages of eight and 12 and it costs $75.

Of course, Ex'treme Institute by Nelly offers all kinds of cool class even for adults. To learn more visit their website.

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