One-on-one individual instruction is available from several Slam Academy Instructors. To schedule your appointment, email lessons@slamacademy.com or call the front desk (612-293-7526).

Private Lessons with a Slam Academy Expert and Ableton Certified Trainer

$100 – $120 per 1-hour session, depending on instructor.
Topics include all program content as well as advanced production, mixing, mastering, music theory, and composition.
Please call or email lessons@slamacademy.com to arrange a lesson.

James Patrick

James Patrick

Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer

15-year DJ/ music producer, curator of the International Spark Festival, owner of Timefog Recordings, and Ableton Certified Trainer; James Patrick is a sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community.

J. Anthony Allen

J. Anthony Allen

Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur.

Alec Ness

Alec Ness

Instructor, Ableton Certified Trainer

Alec Ness is an artist and educator who creates and teaches music in Ableton Live who is sometimes also known as Su Na and was born in a small town in the middle of America but currently lives in a larger town in the middle of America after spending some time in an even larger town on the side of America where the idea of making and teaching music for a living was personally conceived and perceived by many as a contrary decision to the American Dream but regardless followed and eventually led here.

Private Lessons with a Slam Academy Instructor

$50 per 1-hour session.
Topics include production techniques, DJing, Sound Design, and all course subjects.
Please call or email lessons@slamacademy.com to arrange a lesson.

Kyle Goodrich (Kyle King)

Kyle Goodrich (Kyle King)

Instructor

Music is my sword and shield - The motto of 30-year-old producer Kyle King. Born in Germany, and raised in America, Kyle developed a love of music at a very early age. He has played and learned several musical instruments, and is always looking to expand his repertoire. Eventually finding electronic music, Kyle was hooked from the start.

Andrew Hill (Nostalgia)

Andrew Hill (Nostalgia)

Instructor

With a Bachelors of Science in Music Production from McNally Smith College of Music (Saint Paul, Minnesota) and a Masters of Science in Arts Technology from Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois), Andrew Hill has the paper credentials to teach audio and music production.

Jimmy Cavanaugh (DJ Adatrak)

Jimmy Cavanaugh (DJ Adatrak)

Instructor

DJ Adatrak made his way to the stage in a decidedly unconventional way. After graduating from University of Minnesota with a degree in architecture, he knew his passion was more about building beats than structures. With this, Adatrak devoted his energy full time to honing his skills as a hip hop producer and DJ.

Joe Gonzalez (Juke Nukem)

Joe Gonzalez (Juke Nukem)

Instructor

Juke Nukem, a DJ/Producer with roots firmly planted in Texas during the bolstering DnB scene of the early 2000s, relocated to Minneapolis, Mn in 2006. In 2011, he was introduced to juke/footwork by FreshtillDef and Moondoctor. Consequently, over the next year, he would submerge himself deep into the culture of footwork.

Nick Shvetzoff (Nicky Boy Floyd)

Nick Shvetzoff (Nicky Boy Floyd)

Instructor

Juke Nukem, a DJ/Producer with roots firmly planted in Texas during the bolstering DnB scene of the early 2000s, relocated to Minneapolis, Mn in 2006. In 2011, he was introduced to juke/footwork by FreshtillDef and Moondoctor. Consequently, over the next year, he would submerge himself deep into the culture of footwork.

David Wiesjahn (CORA)

David Wiesjahn (CORA)

Instructor

David Wiesjahn is a Minneapolis based music producer, sound designer and drummer. David has been performing professionally for the past 10 years and producing electronic music for the past 8 years. After receiving his degree in drum set performance from McNally Smith College of Music, he began writing and performing electronic music under the artist name CORA.