• "I feel like I’m walking out of this class with exactly the tools I need to finish projects."

    David Wasserman, Mixing & Mastering Program

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Slam Academy was founded in 2012 by a group of producers and DJs that wanted to share their craft with their community. We provide fast-paced, high-quality, and affordable educational experiences in the digital arts. Learn music production, DJing, Sound Design, and more with the professionals. Either online or in person at our Minneapolis or Denver campuses, get started in a program today.

Student Profiles

Our students are performing all over the world. Check out a few performances and interviews some of our most recent students.

Programs

Programs are available in Minneapolis (and Denver) or Online.

ENTRY-LEVEL PROGRAMS

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED PROGRAMS

ONLINE CLASSES

INTERACTIVE ONLINE PROGRAMS

These programs let you work directly with our Ableton Certified Instructors using a combination of live online lessons, video chat, project reviews, and exclusive video access.

Search our library of award-winning on-demand classes. Each class you enroll in here has an average of 20 hours of video content, a money-back guarantee, and instant access. Get started learning right away with these amazing classes, which over 35,000 students are already using.

FEATURED INSTRUCTORS

Slam Academy hosts instructors that are playing gigs, working with clients, and producing albums. Here is a taste of just a few of our instructors.

Lazerbeak (Aaron Mader)

Lazerbeak (Aaron Mader)

Music Industry Program (MSP)

Aaron Mader, known professionally as Lazerbeak, is a Minneapolis-based artist and producer. Aside from being a founding member of the Doomtree collective, he is also the CEO and General Manage of Doomtree records.

Nostalgia (Andrew Hill)

Nostalgia (Andrew Hill)

Mixing & Mastering Program (MSP)

With two educations, hard-knocks and traditional, Nostalgia burst on to the scene back in 2010 with his bootleg remix of "Muse - Knights of Cydonia" and has been relentless with his compositions ever since.

Mr. Bill

Mr. Bill

Ableton Live Program (DEN)

Beyond producing dazzlingly intricate originals, remixes, and collaborations with other stars of the industry, Mr. Bill’s eagerness to share his massive library of technical know-how has made him just as sought-after for studio work as he is for highly energetic and crowd-pleasing live performances.

Kyle King (Kyle Goodrich)

Kyle King (Kyle Goodrich)

DJ (MSP) & Music Theory (Online) Programs; Youth Camps & Adult Workshops (MSP)

Reaching almost two decades as a DJ, Kyle’s selections draw from his experience, and his desire to weave new music with the classics, and always leave the dancefloor blissful and exhausted.

Hydrah (Katie Kramarczuk)

Hydrah (Katie Kramarczuk)

Music Industry Program (MSP)

Katie aka Hydrah is an electronic music composer, vocalist, and classically trained cellist and pianist. She has spent years developing her story and brand, and executing a successful release strategy with an emphasis on Spotify, SoundCloud, Instagram and YouTube.

James Patrick

James Patrick

Ableton Live and Sound Design Programs (MSP; Online)

15-year DJ and music producer, co-founder of Slam Academy, and Ableton Certified Trainer; James Patrick uses his professional involvement in both academic and popular electronic realms to unite the creative energy, ideas and people of his community.

J. Anthony Allen

J. Anthony Allen

Music Theory Program (Online)

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds.

Bionik (Stefon Taylor)

Bionik (Stefon Taylor)

Recording Arts and Producer Programs (MSP)

Over the course of his career, Taylor has worked with classic and contemporary artists. He’s made singer/songwriter John Martyn‘s voice sound like a horn, hip-hop trio Far East Movement’s first single a radio smash, and rapper Ice-T’s lyrics chopped and screwed.

Grace Davies

Grace Davies

Music Industry Program (MSP)

Ms. Davies has represented and provided counsel to indie musician clients in a diverse array of situations including licensing for movies, TV and video games; negotiating label deals; and creating and implementing release strategies.

Greg Grease

Greg Grease

Hip-Hop Producer Program (MSP)

Grease is a Musician / Visual Artist / Sewer out of Southside Minneapolis, featuring a blue-collar Afro-centricity present throuhout all of Grease’s music, particularly with his band Astralblak (aka ZULUZULUU).

Adatrak (Jimmy Cavanaugh)

Adatrak (Jimmy Cavanaugh)

Hip Hop Producer Prog. (MSP)

DJ Adatrak made his way to the stage in a decidedly unconventional way. He eventually become a member of Slipmats Radio & thanks to this exposure, Adatrak is now DJ for Rhymesayers artist, deM atlaS.

Chuck Love<br />(Charlie Erickson)

Chuck Love
(Charlie Erickson)

Recording Arts and Producer Programs (MSP)

Over 4 decades Chuck Love has been a producer, and multi instrumentalist totally driven by music. Chuck is probably best known for his funky brand of original soulful house music and has performed worldwide.

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