Slam Academy Program are designed to take students all the way to the professional level. Each program has been carefully crafted to give students everything we think they will need to be producing tracks, playing gigs, and even teaching others music.

Students leave all our  programs with a mastery of the topics covered, taught by experienced, professional producers, DJs, educators, and scholars. Additionally, select students receive a printed certificate acknowledging exceptional achievement, and a listing on the Slam Academy website (including links to your social media or professional pages) for promoting shows, releases, or other events.

Which Program is Right for You?

Ableton Programs

Ableton Program is the most rigorous training we offer in Live. It is a comprehensive and systematic approach from the ground up, designed for the most dedicated Live students. This sequence takes the novice producer through the most advanced content and cutting edge techniques, equipping you with all the tools you will need to be a professional Live user.

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This is Program is also available as an Online Program.

Sound Design Program

In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis. Apply that knowledge to modern synthesis types (FM, wavetable, and granular), sampling, re-sampling, and finally advanced signal processing. Create, observe, sculpt, sample, and process sounds using the same exact tools and techniques of the world’s leading sound designers. Walk, step by step, through weekly exercises and demonstrations as we explore all that is possible in the realm of modern electronic sound design.

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DJ Program

Everyone knows the effect great music has a crowd. Today’s DJs are experts on the power of music to move people, and with the right knowledge that power can be yours. With our 2-part six-week DJ program you can learn to harness the power of your favorite tracks, creating your own performances with today’s cutting-edge music software. This class will use Traktor as the main creative platform, covering everything you’ll need to create an effective and powerful set, from beat and key matching, musical tension and release cycles, arrangement and more.

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Mixing and Mastering Program

With Slam Academy’s Mixing & Mastering Program, students learn how the art of Mixing creates dynamics and balance, and how this essential process prepares your work for Mastering. Discover how to bring the excitement, power and sheen out of your mix in order to translate on any playback system and share your music with the world.

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Music Theory for Electronic Musicians Online Program

In this interactive online class, students will work directly with the teacher in live video sessions on music theory. We will focus on learning how to organize pitches and rhythms to make dynamic and interesting melodies and harmonies. No experience with music theory is necessary. Playing an instrument and reading music is also not necessary. We will be focusing on how to use your DAW as your instrument to understand and work with music theory.

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What does a Program from Slam Academy Mean?

Along with the evolution of the Ableton Live Software, has come the evolution of Ableton Certified Trainer Program.   Ableton grants a few select people and institutions the endorsement to then pass along an official program, on behalf of both Ableton, inc and the Certified Trainer and/or Training Center. We at Slam Academy hold both certifications, and James Patrick actually participated in the development of this program and was the very first Ableton Certified Trainer. The Slam Academy Ableton Live certifications do not grant the student Ableton Certified Trainer status, as offered by Ableton, Inc. These programs are offered by Slam Academy. 

This program is an official, endorsed software program from Slam Academy.   You can use it on any profile, resume, job application, or college application. And you will be awesome.

Already taken one of our programs and need a refresher? We welcome any returning student that wants to re-take a program to register at 50% of the current program cost.


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(612) 293-7526

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