Slam Academy offers in-person classes in Chicago through our friends at Music Garage Chicago.

We are excited to bring our cutting-edge courses and programs to the Chicagoland area. Chicago students get all the same benefits as Minneapolis students, including access to all of our online courses. See the list below for classes available in Chicago.

Upcoming Courses in Chicago

Ableton Live Program: TBA (On pandemic-hold)

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.

Sound Design Program: TBA (On pandemic-hold)

In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. From huge growly basses to laser-focused leads to punchy drums - Sound Design is the thing your tracks are missing to make them unique and memorable. After this class, you will have tracks that no one else can even dream of.

Our Chicago Instructor Team


Orville Kline

DJ. Producer. Guitarist. Engineer. Educator. Many words can be used to describe Orville Kline. When he’s not performing in front of crowds of thousands around the world, Orville finds time to share what he learned in the studio and on stage with others. Years of studio experience in engineering and producing music naturally led Orville to become one of Chi...



COFRESI pushes the boundaries of live performance & music production with a unique style and a refreshingly versatile dj/digital-acoustic drum setup. With a true love for blending organic elements and modern production tools, he creates a hybrid sound that’s provocative, melodic & rhythmic at its core. Live, his sets are full of energy as he...

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