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MOST COURSES MEET 7-10pm CST:

ONLINE w/ INSTRUCTOR - ALDEN GROVES

MSP LEVELS 1-2 w/ INSTRUCTOR - MIKERAT

MINNEAPOLIS L 3 w/ INSTRUCTOR - BIONIK

Level 1 (Online) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24 @ 11am-2pm CST w/ Instructor James Patrick

Summer Semester

Level 1 (Online) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24
Level 2 (Minneapolis) - Thursdays 07/25/24 - 10/10/24
Level 3 (Minneapolis) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24

Enrollment Open

Fall Semester

Level 1 - Thursdays 10/17/24 - 01/23/25
Level 2 - Mondays 10/14/24 - 01/13/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 10/16/24 - 01/15/25

Enrollment opens 08/05/24

Winter Semester

Level 1 - Mondays 01/27/25 - 04/14/25
Level 2 - Thursdays 01/30/25 - 04/17/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 01/29/25 - 04/16/25

Enrollment opens 10/28/24

Spring Semester

Level 1 - Thursdays 04/24/25 - 07/10/25
Level 2 - Mondays 04/21/25 - 07/14/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 04/23/25 - 07/09/25

Enrollment opens 02/10/25

MSP LEVELS 1-2 w/ INSTRUCTOR - MIKERAT

MSP LEVEL 3 w/ INSTRUCTOR - BIONIK

ONLINE w/ INSTRUCTOR - ALDEN GROVES

MOST MEET
7-10pm CST

Summer Semester

Enrollment Open

Level 1 (OL) - Mon. 07/22/24 - 10/07/24 @ 11am-2pm CST w/ James Patrick
Level 1 (Online) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24
Level 2 (Minneapolis) - Thursdays 07/25/24 - 10/10/24
Level 3 (Minneapolis) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24

Fall Semester

Enrollment opens 08/05/24

Level 1 - Thursdays 10/17/24 - 01/23/25
Level 2 - Mondays 10/14/24 - 01/13/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 10/16/24 - 01/15/25

Winter Semester

Enrollment opens 10/28/24

Level 1 - Mondays 01/27/25 - 04/14/25
Level 2 - Thursdays 01/30/25 - 04/17/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 01/29/25 - 04/16/25

Spring Semester

Enrollment opens 02/10/25

Level 1 - Thursdays 04/24/25 - 07/10/25
Level 2 - Mondays 04/21/25 - 07/14/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 04/23/25 - 07/09/25

MSP LEVELS 1-2 w/ MIKERAT

MINNEAPOLIS LEVEL 3 w/ BIONIK

ONLINE w/ ALDEN GROVES

MOST COURSES MEET 7-10pm CST

Summer Semester - Enrollment Open

Level 1 (OL) - Mon. 07/22/24 - 10/07/24 @ 11am-2pm CST w/ JP
Level 1 (Online) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24
Level 2 (Minneapolis) - Thursdays 07/25/24 - 10/10/24
Level 3 (Minneapolis) - Mondays 07/22/24 - 10/07/24

Fall Semester - Enrollment opens 08/05/24

Level 1 - Thursdays 10/17/24 - 01/23/25
Level 2 - Mondays 10/14/24 - 01/13/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 10/16/24 - 01/15/25

Winter Semester - Enrollment opens 10/28/24

Level 1 - Mondays 01/27/25 - 04/14/25
Level 2 - Thursdays 01/30/25 - 04/17/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 01/29/25 - 04/16/25

Spring Semester - Enrollment opens 02/10/25

Level 1 - Thursdays 04/24/25 - 07/10/25
Level 2 - Mondays 04/21/25 - 07/14/25
Level 3 - Wednesdays 04/23/25 - 07/09/25

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

Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. Our Ableton Live Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool. Every student leaves with the ability to produce music in any genre, under any circumstances.

Students can take the full Ableton Live Course over the course of three 12-week Levels:

  • Ableton Live 1 - Basics:
    • Learn the fundamental concepts and workflows that are employed when creating music using the Ableton software. Explore the interface with expert guidance to unlock a holistic understanding of all of the ways to use Ableton Live. Create original MIDI sequences, audio recordings, automations, and arrangements alongside our expert instructors. This course ends with a deep dive into effects processing and learning how to sculpt your tracks into something that is alive, dynamic, and professional.
  • Ableton Live 2 - Instruments and Effects:
    • Pick up where Ableton 1 leaves off with a deep dive into learning the synthesizers, samplers, and advanced effects and instruments of Ableton Live. Learn to connect, control, and produce music with your studio using external equipment such as microphones, instruments, external hardware, MIDI controllers, and the Ableton Push. This course finishes up with the exploration of live performance techniques including DJing with Live and playing and conducting an original live performance that incorporates live instruments, looping, and jamming on your original song ideas.
  • Ableton Live 3 - Mixing, Mastering, and Song Completion:
    • Ableton 3 focuses entirely on helping you finish your tracks and making them sound like your favorite music. Learn advanced mixing and mastering techniques, as well as sound design, effects processing, and arrangement strategies to help your music really shine. Work alongside master producers and engineers as they work with you on your songs to get them ready for streaming services or the main stage.

What Our Students Have To Say

Joshua Tolund (Motiz)

Motiz was already an experienced producer but wanted to get deeper into effects and sound design.

Mike Rieckenberg (Specks)

After one year, Specks is putting out finished, professional albums. “Slam is like hanging out with your best friend.”

Julie Thoreen

Julie talks about her creative process that she found in the Sound Design Program, and learning to find her sound.

Ben Gardner (Bolo)

Listen to Bolo talk about the resources he had access to as a student at Slam. Ben got from the classroom to the stage in no time.

Maggie Schultesis (Magnetik)

Getting that immediate feedback from instructors and classmates was a highlight for Magnetik during her time in class!

Rex

Rex was looking for a way to build connections while he learned, and a place he could make his own.

Ali Coyle (DJ Ali D)

DJ Ali D had always wanted to learn to DJ, ever since she was a kid. She found Slam and was able to turn that into a reality.

Mike Johnson (Michaelton)

Michaelton came to us after completing a traditional college music education. Hear what he has to say about the differences.

Jacob Butler

Check out student Jacob Butler talking about his experience in the Ableton Program, and his “Break-through A-Ha” moment.

Patrick Caye (Verum)

Check out Verum talking about his musical journey, finding confidence in his skills and a home at Slam Academy.

Renne Knott (Xeela)

After taking our program and learning some workflows and filling in those gaps, Xeela is finishing tunes and growing at a quicker pace!

Jason Soderlund

Jason is a guitar player who came to Sound Design to explore ways to extend his guitar techniques.

Alex (Moonshine)

Moonshine found a sense of community waiting for him on campus when he stepped through the door.

Michael Evalds

Walking in, Michael couldn’t even find the kick and the downbeat. Now he is making amazing tracks in Ableton Live.

Katie (K80)

K80 talks about her experience not even knowing how to open the program all the way to making her first tracks.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

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MIKERAT

Slam Academy’s original ninja. Across dozens of original tunes, MikeRat has become a heavy hitter in the Minneapolis glitch-hop scene.

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BIONIK (STEFON TAYLOR)

Like the part-human, part-machine allusions of his nickname, Stefon Bionik Taylor is at one in both acoustic and electronic realms.

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ALDEN GROVES

Evoke has years of experience working with students of all backgrounds and skill levels.

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JAMES PATRICK

James Patrick is a music producer, entrepreneur, and educator with over 20 years of professional experience.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Instant access to course materials online
  • Exclusive Ableton Certified Training
  • 3 hours weekly class time online or in-person
  • 3 x 12-week levels of in-depth curriculum
  • 1-on-1 help guidance from instructors
  • Extra lab time available online
  • Personalized feedback on your tracks
  • Invitation to our private online community
  • Check out all the additional member benefits!
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PRODUCE

Navigate modern music-making tools with confidence to create your own sound and express your musical ideas.

PERFORM

Share your music with the world. In stage or streaming online, our programs include techniques for live performance.

INDUSTRY

Learn music industry standards, get expert feedback on your tacks, and build connections.

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