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Beats By Girlz: Beat Making Basics & Open Lab

  • Slam Academy 1121 NE JACKSON ST, SUITE 142 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413 (map)

Learn the basics of beat-making and step-sequencing taught by music educator, producer and multi-instrumentalist Laiken Strobush.  The external instrument for this class will be an Akai XR20 Beat Machine, and students will collaboratively program hip hop beats. Returning students are also welcome, you'll have access to a computer with Ableton Live and Push MIDI controller to work on tracks and be able to ask personalized questions to learn new tricks to advance your skills.  No experience necessary and all equipment provided.  Family is invited to come for the last 15 minutes of class to listen to the tracks created in class which will also be posted online.

Girls, non-gender binary and/or trans youth, ages 8-18

Scholarships/financial aid available.