Music Production Classes in McLean
Want to unlock your talents as a hitmaker? Beat Refinery® music production classes can give you the tools and skills you’ll need in the producer’s chair.
Open to DJs and producers of all skill levels — including middle schoolers and teens who are just getting started with music production — this class will give you a rock solid foundation for crafting your own beats and mixing music for other artists.
Our music production classes use Ableton Live, a program used by professionals across the music industry. In these classes, you’ll learn how to compose, record, arrange, mix, and master your own tracks. By the end of the course, you’ll have all of the fundamental skills you’ll need as a producer.
In addition to powerful tools for music production, Ableton Live includes a wide range of user-friendly features for DJs. We’ll help you master techniques like mashups, blends, and remixes, plus how to use Ableton Live like an instrument during live sets!
Beat Refinery Music Production Classes
Music Production Level 1
Students will learn:
- Fundamentals of Ableton Live
- Software layout and controls
- Basic DAW mixing
- Basic audio effects
- Basic audio & clip editing
- Warping & time-stretching audio
- Automation & arrangement
- Saving & exporting projects
Music Production Level 2
Prerequisite: Music Production Level 1
Students will learn:
- Using Ableton Live’s arrangement view in a studio setting
- How to create basic mashups, blends, remixes, mixtapes & DJ edits
- DAW mixing
- Audio effects
- Audio & clip editing
- DIY acapella
- Full-length mixtape with Ableton Live
- Blend/mashup/bootleg track
- Re-drum edit
- Basic remix using samples (loop-based)
Sign Up for Music Production Classes!
Ready to start crafting your own beats and producing your own tracks? Our music production classes make it easy to learn these skills! New students can get started with Beat Refinery by enrolling online or calling Bach to Rock® to register by phone.
Get started with Beat Refinery music production classes today! Sign up online or contact Bach to Rock for details on schedules and pricing.
The Beat Refinery program is only available at select Bach to Rock locations. Contact your local music school to check available lessons and classes.