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Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton

One-Week Course| Ages 12-18

Mix and Master Your Own Music

Music is a powerful part of the human collective experience and like so much of our lives these days music is increasingly expanding it’s boundaries thanks to technology. Students will learn the creative process of songwriting and the technical theory behind modern day music and songs. At the beginning of the week, students will understand the process of music production, essential music theory, and how to compose music.

Later in the week, students will learn how to combine different types of sounds that are inspired by styles of music and how to record and edit a live performance in Ableton Live 10. Students will learn advanced music production and audio engineering techniques. By the end of the week students will have composed and produced their own song, and will have applied advanced concepts of music production.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also recieve a Take-Home Akai MIDI Keyboard.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10 + Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10 + Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Students are required to bring headphones. Experience with Digital Audio Workstations is helpful, but not required.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The technical theory of audio engineering
  • The creative process of songwriting
  • Music theory and composition tips
  • How to record a song from start to finish
  • How to use EQ, effects, and automation
  • Mixing and mastering techniques

What Students Create

  • An original composition or remix
  • A polished final mix of their finished song
  • A rough mix of another student’s song

About Music Production Courses

Our Music Production camps equip students with the skills to create exciting, unique compositions and pursue careers in the music industry as producers and artists. This course teaches students the techniques of professional producers as they finalize their compositions and apply equalization, panning, time & space effects, and automation to their tracks. You’ll use your very own tracks or pre-made sessions to explore industry-standard plug-ins and leave the week with a polished composition ready for Soundcloud.  Explore more music production courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“I loved making my own songs and meeting new people that I can talk to about music.”

Francisca M.

Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton

Why Digital Media Academy?

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Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.