Beats By Girlz: Ableton Series 1
Nov
18
Dec 9

Beats By Girlz: Ableton Series 1

  • Slam Academy

Join acclaimed electronic artist and singer-songwriter Christine Hoberg in a comprehensive sequential class series that will give the student a solid foundation of Ableton and electronic music production fundamentals using curriculum developed by Erin Barra (Berklee College of Music, Coursera, Beats by Girlz founder).  Topics covered will include Ableton Live and Push functionality, developing a workflow, recording audio, songwriting, audio effects, and more!  The series will culminate with a student showcase open to the public.  No experience necessary and all equipment provided.

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

Where: Slam Academy, 1121 Jackson St NE, Ste 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Tuition: $239 - Scholarships/financial aid available. Please contact christin@sherocksherock.com for more information.
When: Saturdays starting 11/18/17 (other class dates are 11/25, 12/2 and 12/9 from 1 - 4 pm)

Student Showcase 12/9/17 from 4-5 pm (open to the community, suggested donation $5)

Register at :  https://form.jotformpro.com/71924440417959

http://www.beatsbygirlzmn.org


Live Performance with Ableton
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Live Performance with Ableton

  • Slam Academy

Deep bass producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Aimerie (aka Kaite Watson) will share her experience performing at music festivals like Even Furthur and clubs such as the Exchange as well as being a lessons instructor at Slam Academy. The focus on this class will be learning the skills to augment your sound and learn the fundamentals of performance of Ableton Live 9 with MIDI controllers.  Launch clips and scenes, control effect racks, incorporate external instruments, finger drum and more!

Participants should be able to write their own music, but all genres welcome including acoustic singer-songwriters wishing to expand their sound. Experience with a DAW (e.g. GarageBand, Logic, Ableton, etc) is recommended, but not required.  Equipment will be provided, but students may also bring in their own computers and gear with instructor approval.  Kaite is also available for private lessons. In addition, Beats by Girlz founder Erin Barra has a free 4-week Intro to Ableton Live course on Coursera which includes a 30-day trial for the software: https://www.coursera.org/learn/ableton-live

WHO:   
Girls, women, non-gender binary and/or trans folks, ages 8-108

TUITION:   
$99
Scholarships/financial aid available. 

REGISTER HERE

Beats By Girlz: Four-Class Ableton Series
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Beats By Girlz: Four-Class Ableton Series

  • Slam Academy

Join acclaimed electronic artist and singer-songwriter Christine Hoberg in a comprehensive sequential class series that will give the student a solid foundation of Ableton and electronic music production fundamentals using curriculum developed by Erin Barra (Berklee College of Music, Coursera, Beats by Girlz founder).  Topics covered will include Ableton Live and Push functionality, developing a workflow, recording audio, songwriting, audio effects, external instruments including analog synthesizers, live performance and more!  The series will culminate with a live performance open to the public.  No experience necessary and all equipment provided.


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

TUITION:   
$239
Scholarships/financial aid available. 


PERFORMANCE:
April 29 @ Slam Academy
4:00-5:00pm

REGISTER HERE

Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Beats By Girlz: Beat Making Basics & Open Lab

  • Slam Academy

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.

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

TUITION:   
$79
Scholarships/financial aid available. 

REGISTER HERE

Beats By Ladiez - Intro to Beat Making in Ableton
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

Beats By Ladiez - Intro to Beat Making in Ableton

  • Beat Lab Academy

Join us at Beat Lab Academy on Sunday March 12th from 1-3PM for an all female introductory beat making class in Ableton Live. This class is BYOL (bring your own laptop) and all hardware and software necessary will be provided day of. The ticket price of $20 all goes towards paying our insturctor and providing scholarships to our Beats By Girlz program for young women who can't afford it.

Ableton Day
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Ableton Day

  • McNally Smith College of Music

Ableton is proud to partner with McNally Smith College of Music for a day of free activities that are open to music makers of all abilities.

Ableton Brand Manager Thomas Faulds will give an introduction to Ableton Live and Push for those who may be new to computer music production. Ableton Certifed Trainer Leon Jarwoski will dig deeper into EDM (electronic dance music) studio production and Live performance. And we are delighted to welcome Berklee College of Music professor Erin Barra who will explore Songwriting techniques and perform some of her own songs by way of demonstration. 

LA Class
Feb
15
4:00 pm16:00

LA Class

  • Old Town Pasadena,

LA Classes begin Feb 15, 2017 and run every Wednesday from 4-6PM until April 19th