BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

All you need to get started is a laptop and the drive to create. Our Membership program makes it easy to take your passion for music to the next level.

With expert live instruction and a community of creatives at your side, we are here to help you express yourself through sound.

Whether you’re getting into music production as a new hobby or trying to advance your career, you’re in the right place.

Slam Academy is the Midwest’s premiere electronic music school. We offer full courses and private lessons in Ableton Live, Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering, Recording Arts, Music Business and more.

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Navigate audio software & hardware with confidence.

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Learn directly with leading industry experts.

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Discover your musical voice and finally take the stage.

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Connect with musicians and producers as driven to create as you.

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WELCOME TO SLAM ACADEMY

The Midwest’s only Ableton Certified Training Center whose founders collectively have more than four decades of experience teaching electronic music at traditional Universities and accredited audio schools.

We believe everyone has the power to create and express themselves through sound. We offer an affordable way to learn cutting-edge music production and unlock your creative potential with the Slam Academy membership.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

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IMMEDIATE ACCESS

Our three flagship courses: Ableton Live, Music Theory & Sound Design become immediately available upon registration. Curriculum includes more than 600 videos with a step-by-step roadmap that you work through at your own pace.

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EXPERT LIVE INSTRUCTION

In-person or online, our Ableton Certified Trainers work with you on your music. Personalized guidance through our master level curriculum ensures that each lesson is an important musical breakthrough.

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ONLINE LAB SESSIONS

Meet with your instructors in our virtual classrooms. Bring your questions and your works-in-progress for personalized feedback. Like a traditional study hall, this is where you get additional help and review your progress.

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SPECIALTY COURSE LIBRARY

Enjoy unlimited access to a massive library of pre-recorded specialty classes, including film scoring, sound design and more.

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CREATIVE COMMUNITY

Plug in to our community of creatives and industry experts through our online communities and student events. Share works-in-progress, industry resources, build connections and collaborate on our private Discord server.

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PRODUCER CLUB

Come to share, or simply observe and get some pro-tips at our weekly online round table where Slam members and grads present their works-in-progress for critical review.

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STUDIO TIME (Minneapolis)

Make some noise! Use our gear or bring your own. Plug into our full-range sound systems or just jam on your headphones. Friendly tech support is always available; click here for more info about the facilities.

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PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

Members are welcome to enroll in our traditional programs. In-person or online, these structured classes meet weekly for 3 hours with live instruction and hands-on lab time. Go in-depth with experts and learn to make music that matters. Learn more about our programs. Concurrent enrollment in more than one structure program is an additional $125 per month during overlap.

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MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Members are welcome to educational discounts on software used in class, including 40% off Live Suite, 10% discount off Private Lessons at Slam Academy, and rental discounts at our local audio gear supplier EMI (Minneapolis).

What Our Student's Have To Say...

Kamerum

Check out Slam Academy Grad Kamerum talking about his musical journey from K-Pop and Afrocuban music to finding his home at Slam Academy.

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K80

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

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Jacob Butler

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

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Frequently Asked Questions