Explore your passion for creativity, technology & music in Baltimore’s only Electronic Music Production program!
Now enrolling students ages 12+ in group classes. Learn to design sounds, write songs and mix/produce original music in Ableton Live. No instrument experience necessary!
• 🖥️ Rolling admission – start anytime!
• 👨👩👧👦 Limited to 8 students per class
• 🎛️ Weekly 90-minute classes
• 🎛️ State-of-the-art computer lab
• 👨👩👧👦 Personalized instruction
• 🎶 $150 per month
• 🎧 15-week sessions end with final listening party
Monday or Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
When it comes to music education, Stages Music Arts stands out as Baltimore’s premier music school. Our instructors have curated a highly detailed 4-level curriculum for any aspiring beat-makers or producers to deep dive into Ableton Live!
With a track record of excellence and a commitment to nurturing talent, we have earned a reputation as the go-to destination for aspiring music producers in the area.
Our classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about computers, technology, music, and creativity. No musical or instrumental experience is necessary. Join us, and let your passion for music and technology flourish!
From the technology to the techniques, our expert instructors will teach you everything you need to know to start or progress on your electronic music journey. You’ll learn how to use a DAW (digital audio workstation software), write songs, design sounds, mix/produce it all, and then perform for family and friends.
We offer the knowledge and tools needed to make genres like Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, Pop, House, Dubstep, Bass Music, and beyond. With the right tools, you’ll be free to bring your own unique style to these genres or break the mold and invent your own. You bring the passion, interest, and excitement, and we’ll handle the rest. The only limit is your imagination!
All of our courses are structured around the phases of music production: Songwriting, Sound Design, Arrangement, Mixing, Performance, Musicianship, and Appreciation. To learn more about the different phases of music production and what each one is about, check out the categories below.
Immerse yourself in our 15-week program, culminating in a grand finale listening party to share your songs, showcase your skills and celebrate your journey with family and friends.
Our 4 Level Curriculum teaches Ableton Live! and details the following concepts:
As an electronic music producer, the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the primary instrument. It contains many other devices inside it that all add up to make the ultimate tool for making any music the mind can imagine. This knowledge category goes deep into the how’s, what’s and why’s of operating a DAW. Making beats, using effects, recording vocals – it’s all in the DAW. Learn the concepts, tools and techniques to develop finished tracks to share with family, friends and the world.
Songwriting is the very foundation for making music. Music is about telling an emotional story. This skill set is about knowing how to create interesting ideas that will turn into epic, inspiring songs! Learn how to write beats, hooks, melodies, harmonies, bass-lines, and all of the parts that will work together to tell YOUR story and be enjoyable to listen to.
In today’s electronic music world, it’s truly possible to make any sound the mind can imagine – and even ones it can’t. This skill set is about crafting unique sounds with stunning detail that bring a song to life with movement and character – while taking listeners somewhere they never expected.
After a song is written, designed and arranged, it’s time to make it all sound as pleasing to the ear as possible. This skill set teaches students the fundamentals of engineering their own music to sound professional and powerful. This is called Mixing, and is an absolutely essential step in making music ready to share, play and perform. Students will learn how to identify what makes a mix sound great and use tools to make their own music standout.
The greatest tool a producer can have is an understanding of how music really works. This skill set teaches the fundamentals of music theory throughout the program, allowing students to think, listen and create using them. This integrated approach guides future musicians to have a more comprehensive and empowered creative experience.
Arrangement deals with how to organize great musical ideas in a way that tells the story a song wants to tell. Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Intro, Outro – these are all components of most songs you’ve ever heard. This skillset teaches the fundamentals of building tension, climax, and excitement while making the most of your ideas so they can evolve and change over time.
After music has been carefully crafted, it’s time to perform it! Students will learn a variety of approaches to perform, improvise and deliver their compositions in a live music situation. These skills include using hands-on instruments and controllers to reinterpret, layer and manipulate musical ideas, turning them into something that is new, exciting and fresh every time.
Electronic music has been through a fascinating and colorful history to get where it is now. Many advancements in not only the technology but also the culture have brought composers, producers, DJ’s, and sound designers to the incredible era we know today. From the hip-hop foundational MPC drum machine to the latest bass-creating plugins like Serum, this knowledge category sheds light on where electronic music has been and is going.