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WELCOME TO SLAM ACADEMY

The Midwest’s only Ableton Certified Training Center whose founders collectively have more than four decades of experience teaching electronic music at traditional Universities and accredited audio schools.

We believe everyone has the power to create and express themselves through sound. We offer an affordable way to learn cutting-edge music production and unlock your creative potential with the Slam Academy membership.

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Whether you're getting into music as a new hobby or trying to advance your career, you're in the right place. Slam Academy is the Midwest's premiere electronic music school, and only Ableton Certified Training Center in the region. We offer full courses and private lessons in Ableton Live, Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering, Recording Arts, Music Business and more.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SLAM ACADEMY

EFFICIENT & HOLISTIC

Have you wasted time searching through the sea of tutorials online? Like a puzzle that’s missing pieces, that approach leaves your understanding incomplete and fragmented. 

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Imagine a live classroom experience working directly with an expert to get your questions answered in real time while gaining a holistic understanding of the music production process.

TECHNICAL & CREATIVE

The world of synthesizers and midi-controllers can be intimidating. Even just opening your DAW can be overwhelming and leave you feeling stuck in the weeds.

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Imagine being able to make the music in your head, navigating software with ease and utilizing the latest technology. Let us demystify these tools and unlock your creativity.

MODERN EDUCATION

Maybe you hated school?!? And the idea of going back to class sounds like hell, and who’s got the time to learn something new when we have to compete in the modern daily hustle? 

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Imagine a classroom experience that is fun, supportive and encourages you to find your own voice. Not just the instructors - the whole community at Slam wants to see you succeed.

BECOME A MEMBER TO ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS TODAY

Don't waste your time piecemealing your audio education together with endless searching online. The more time you spend aimlessly twiddling, the less you end up enjoying your own creations. Slam Academy provides efficient and holistic training so that you can create and share the music that you love.
Want to attend a class? Sign up for a membership to gain access to enrollment.

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In-Person Membership currently only available to our Minneapolis campus. Denver and other satellite campus courses are a la carte.

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PROGRAMS FOR EVERY CREATOR

Slam Academy programs are designed to be universal. No matter your experience, what genre of music you like, or what software you prefer — the next step of your music-making journey starts here.

Ableton Live

Join Ableton Certified Trainers and learn the world's leading production platform.

Sound Design

Find your own sound with the best tools, techniques, and instructors in the world.

Music Theory

Take the mystery out of the MIDI grid by mastering harmony, melody, and form.

DJ Program

You know the effect music has on a crowd. Learn to harness the music and control the crowd.

Mixing & Mastering

To stand out from the crowd, tracks need to have the sonic clarity, punch, and polish.

Genre Courses

Create original tracks with veteran producers of the genre.
Bass Music, Techno, Tech-House, Trap, Pop EDM, and IDM

Not sure which course is right for you? 

Take our placement questionnaire and find the perfect class for your experience and your interests!

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CREATE YOUR OWN SOUND

Build your production skills - without having to search through endless tutorials online and piecemeal your education together - so that you can express yourself through sound and communicate emotionally with your audience.

UPCOMING START DATES:

Essentials of Music Production (Online)

Ableton Live (Online)

Ableton Live (Minneapolis)

Sound Design (Minneapolis)

Mixing & Mastering (Minneapolis)

Bass Music (Online)

DJ Program (Minneapolis)

Mixing & Mastering (Online)

Mondays 12/05/22 - 12/19/22 1-3pm

Mondays 1/16/23 - 7/3/23 1-4pm

Mondays 1/16/23 - 7/3/23 7-10pm

Tuesdays 1/17/23 - 6/27/23 7-10pm

Mondays 1/30/23 - 4/17/23 7-10pm

Tuesdays 1/31/23 - 3/21/23 7-10pm

Wednesdays 2/15/23 - 5/3/23 7-10pm

Thursdays 2/16/23 - 5/4/23 7-10pm

UPCOMING START DATES:

Essentials of Music Production (Online)
Mondays 12/05/22 - 12/19/22 1-3pm CST

Ableton Live (Online)
Mondays 01/16/23 - 07/03/23 1-4pm CST

Ableton Live (Minneapolis)
Mondays 01/16/23 - 07/03/23 7-10pm CST

Sound Design (Minneapolis)
Tuesdays 01/17/23 - 06/27/23 7-10pm CST

Mixing & Mastering (Minneapolis)
Mondays 01/30/23 - 04/17/23 7-10pm CST

Bass Music (Online)
Tuesdays 01/31/23 - 03/21/23 7-10pm CST

DJ Program (Minneapolis)
Wednesdays 02/15/23 - 05/03/23 7-10pm CST

Mixing & Mastering (Online)
Thursdays 02/16/23 - 05/04/23 7-10pm CST