• "Once I started in Sound Design, I realized that THIS was electronic music."

    Chase Montgomery – Sound Design Program, Ableton Program, DJ Program

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  • "The teachers at Slam manage to make some of the most difficult sound engineering concepts become an incredibly easy hands on experience."

    Mike Johnson (BAARD) – Ableton Program, Sound Design Program, 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 Denver (and Minneapolis) or Online.

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Music Industry Program

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Mixing & Mastering Program

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Producer Program

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DJ II Program

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.

Alden Groves (Evoke)

Alden Groves (Evoke)

Ableton Live Program (DEN)

Boasting more than a decade of music production, education, and performance, Alden Groves (AKA Evoke) is known for his ability to work in a multitude of styles. From Bass Music to Pop to Hip-Hop, his versatility reflects a deep and nuanced understanding of modern music, regardless of genre.

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.

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.

Kyle King (Kyle Goodrich)

Kyle King (Kyle Goodrich)

DJ I (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.

Keota (Tom Brennan)

Keota (Tom Brennan)

Sound Design Program (DEN)

Tom Brennan, (Keota), is one of the most versatile and prolific producers in the growing electronic music scene, excelling in genres like garage, dubstep, neurohop, halftime and experimental. Besides teaching, producing and collaborating with other producers, Keota also sells his own sample packs.

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.

Bionik (Stefon Taylor)

Bionik (Stefon Taylor)

Recording Arts and Producer Programs (MSP)

Throughout his career, Taylor has worked with a variety of 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 chopped rapper Ice-T’s lyrics.

Slipmats Radio Crew

Slipmats Radio Crew

DJ II Program (MSP)

A collective of DJs repping Minneapolis MN in all genres and backrounds of music, keeping floors rocking to the break-break-a-dawn...

Mr. Bill

Mr. Bill

Guest Instructor (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.

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.

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.

Greg Grease

Greg Grease

Hip-Hop Producer Program (MSP)

Greg Grease is a Musician/Visual Artist/Sewer out of Southside Minneapolis. There is a blue-collar Afro-centricity present throughout all of Grease’s music, particularly with his band Astralblak (aka ZULUZULUU), a Soul/Funk/Future Space movement created to empower and elevate through sonics.

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