Bring your team together with musical creativity.

The process of making electronic music requires two kinds of creative development. Some aspects are best-done solo, while others require feedback, collaboration and the energy of a team.  We’ve created these opportunities to model that creative process for groups in short-term, focused workshops.

We offer two types of workshops:

Build an album with your group. This workshop is focused on production. Each member produces an air-ready track and collaborates with the group to integrate feedback and finalize the mix.

DJ your own party. This program is focused on electronic music performance. Team members collaborate to develop a set appropriate for an entertainment event and learn strategies to play it together live. Optionally, Slam Academy supports your performance at the space you choose, providing software, performance gear, mixing equipment and PA system.

For all group workshops, no previous musical experience is necessary. The instructor will learn where the group is at, and use it as a starting point.

In addition to the options listed below, any group is welcome to design their own workshop or event. We would be happy to walk you through designing an event to get the most out of your team and ours. For more information, please contact us at J@slamacademy.com.

DJ A Party

DJ a Party, Single-Day

  • 2-hour session
  • Performance recording emailed to everyone in the group
  • Subjects include:
    • Beat matching
    • Key matching
    • Building a Set
    • DJing with MIDI Controllers
    • Building musical tension & release
    • Best Practices: Perform like a Pro

DJ a Party, Three-Day

  • 4-hour sessions each day
  • Additional 4-hour evening show & social event at Slam Academy
  • Lunches included
  • Performance recording emailed to everyone in the group
  • Subjects Include:
    • Day 1:
      • Planning & Setup
      • DJ Fundamentals
      • Creating a Workflow
    • Day 2:
      • Choosing the right tracks
      • Beat Matching
      • Mixing in Key
      • Track Selection
      • Using Tools of the Trade
    • Day 3:
      • Practice sessions
      • Feedback
      • Evening Performance

Build An Album

Build an Album, Single-Day

  • 2-hour session
  • Final album emailed to everyone in the group
  • Subjects include:
    • Introduction to Making Beats
    • Choosing the Right Bassline
    • Setting up Loops
    • Audio & MIDI Effects
    • Recording and Arranging
    • Finalizing Your Tracks
    • Getting Your Finished Track Online

Build an Album, Three-Day

  • Three 4-hour sessions
  • Lunches included
  • Final album emailed to everyone in the group
  • Subjects Include:
    • Day 1:
      • Making Beats
      • Making Basslines
    • Day 2:
      • Working with Loops
      • Working with Samples
      • Audio Editing
    • Day 3:
      • Performing Your Track with Controllers
      • The DJ Experience
      • Finalizing Your Track

Schedule Your Group Program Today!

Times and dates are extremely flexible. For pricing, scheduling, and more information, please contact us at J@slamacademy.com.