Slam Academy’s Programs are designed to take students all the way to the professional level. Each program has been carefully crafted to give students everything we think they will need to be producing tracks, playing gigs, and even teaching others music.

Students leave all our programs with a mastery of the topics covered, taught by experienced, professional producers, DJs, educators, and scholars. Additionally, select students receive a printed certificate acknowledging exceptional achievement.

Most of all, students enrolled in Slam Programs receive a Slam Pass – our “all access pass” to everything Slam Academy.

Ableton Live Program (Entry-Level)

All-inclusive training with today’s best program

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.

This Program is also available as an Online Program.

DJ Program (Entry-Level)

Everyone knows the effect music has on a crowd

Today’s DJs are experts on the power of music to move people, and with the right knowledge that power can be yours. Learn to rock a set on any format of professional DJ tools.  This class covers everything you’ll need to create an effective and powerful set, from beat and key matching, using the DJ mixer and effects, reading the crowd, and more!

Hip Hop Producer Program (Entry-Level)

Everything you need to know to win the Hip Hop game

If you are already a producer, but looking for that edge that will make your beats pro, this is it. This course is designed for MCs & producers looking to dig in and succeed with their craft. If you want to sell your beats, collaborate, and dominate the field –  you need to be working alongside someone already doing it.  Enter King Karnov.

Recording Arts Program (Entry-Level)

Recording Arts For the Laptop-Producer’s Generation

Slam Academy’s Recording Arts Program is unlike any other recording program. We don’t focus on the Hollywood studio, the million-dollar consoles, or the “industry standard” version of Pro Tools. Instead, we focus on capturing great recordings and getting the best results in our home studio, with great people and real-world equipment.

Music Industry Program (Intermediate)

Artistic Entrepreneurship and Creative Careers

We live in an attention economy. What can differentiate your sound from other releases? This course will focus on a myriad of aspects related to marketing and promotion in the modern music industry while also covering critical topics like copyrighted, sample clearance, Business registration, taxes, and emerging revenue sources.

Sound Design Program (Intermediate)

Create your sound with the best tools & techniques

In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis.

This Program is also available as an Online Program.

Mixing & Mastering Program (Advanced)

Make your tracks stand out from the crowd

In today’s competitive music industry, poorly mixed or mastered music gets lost in the fray. To stand out from the crowd, having the sonic clarity, punch and polish that is achieved through the processes of mixing and mastering is a must.

Producer Program (Advanced)

Make records alongside hit producers and artists

Turn your sketches into records in the studio with veteran producers and musicians. This program has no handout. No outline. No homework. There are no levels for this program. Just you (and your classmates) in the studio with super producers, engineers and musicians, making & releasing hits.

Not Sure Which Program is Right for You?

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What does a Program from Slam Academy Mean?

Along with the evolution of the Ableton Live Software, has come the evolution of Ableton Certified Trainer Program.   Ableton grants a few select people and institutions the endorsement to then pass along an official program, on behalf of both Ableton, inc and the Certified Trainer and/or Training Center. We at Slam Academy hold both certifications, and James Patrick actually participated in the development of this program and was the very first Ableton Certified Trainer. The Slam Academy Ableton Live certifications do not grant the student Ableton Certified Trainer status, as offered by Ableton, Inc. These programs are offered by Slam Academy. 

This program is an official, endorsed software program from Slam Academy.   You can use it on any profile, resume, job application, or college application. And you will be awesome.

Already taken one of our programs and need a refresher? We welcome any returning student that wants to re-take a program to enroll at 50% of the current program cost.