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Slam Academy is located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. 

Slam Academy is a multimedia art and music studio located in Minneapolis.  The space hosts events in many disciplines, including live music by national and international talents, and classes, lessons, and open time every week. The space includes a generous four-corner sound system and plenty of space to experiment with light, sound and images.

In 2015 Slam Academy moved from Downtown Minneapolis to Northeast Minneapolis, to our new expanded location in the Waterbury Building. The new facility has 3 classrooms, a lesson room, a student lounge, and more.

Schedule a Personal Tour or Stop by an Open House

Tours by appointment: Monday – Friday, 1pm – 7pm

If you are interested in learning more about Slam Academy, getting a feel for what we are all about, or just getting to know some of the teachers and students, come down and let us give you a personal tour!

Tours are totally free, with no commitment or obligation to take a class. Everyone that takes a tour will have the opportunity to meet with instructors, and talk with some of our experts. You can watch some demos being created on the fly, and get one-on-one tips from our advanced students and Teaching Assistants.

Schedule your tour now!

Open Houses, open to all:

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    The Slam Academy Studio A is our newly renovated space. It has a full range 3-way PA with custom 21″ bass bins stacked high, video projection, and seats about 45 people. The main room is used to host our larger classes, workshops, and special events. Studio A is a full-fledged performance venue, complete with a 4 channel, 3 way sound system, full DJ booth, and accommodations for an entire band. When it isn’t being used as a classroom or a venue, you will often find our faculty hanging out there, working on their own music.


    Our new Studio B classroom holds our impressive collection of synthesizers, controllers, and sound-making devices. This classroom is used for our sound design classes, and is equipped with a 2.1 channel sound system, 18′ sub, video projection, and desks to seat 8. Classes in this room including Making Music with Machines, Sound Design, Max For Live, and many more.


    We are extremely excited to have our own mastering suite as our third classroom. This room is acoustically treated, and includes a variety of sound systems, a large screen display, and is setup to record, mix, edit, and master a full band. Classes in this room including Expert Mixing, Mastering 101, and many others.


    Studio D is an intimate space used for one-on-one instruction, private lessons, consultations, or just private time to work on your tracks. Students take advantage of studio D when they want to hear their mix in some monitors, using some equipment, or just have a quiet room to work.

The Waterbury Building
Slam Academy is located in the historic Waterbury Building in Northeast Minneapolis, suite 142. Free Parking is available in the Waterbury parking lots (in front of behind the building).

Getting there by bike:
There is a NiceRide station (for bike rentals) 4 blocks away at Logan Park, on the corner of Monroe and Broadway.
Bike parking can be found in the parking lot behind the Waterbury building.

Getting there by public transportation:
The Academy is easily accessible by the 17C, 17D, 17W, 10, 10U, 10H, and 30 bus lines.