Beats by Girlz has arrived in the Twin Cities!
Beats By Girlz ( is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum and innovative designed by Erin Barra that was initially developed at The Lower Eastside Girls Club in NYC. Beats By Girlz is designed to empower young women in music technology by providing them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest in music production, composition, engineering, etc.

Beats by Girlz also has chapters in Los Angeles, Boston and New York City. Find out more at

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Upcoming Classes

Beats By Girlz: Drum Machines for YOUTH
Join local underground promoter and witchhouse producer Ardes ( in a workshop that will give students a solid foundation of making and sequencing beats using software and hardware drum machines and racks.  Great drum programming makes every track sound better! Create fills, learn how to build and layer drum parts, and drop four on the floor to make people dance.

No experience necessary and all equipment provided.  Students with previous beatmaking experience are encouraged to attend and take their skills to the next level. Classes are held in a stimulating environment with approximately eight learners and two teachers. Some music in class is amplified over loudspeakers. A typical class starts with a group lesson and is followed by individual and collaborative work time.

Who:  Girls and non-binary youth, ages 8-18

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

Tuition: $79 - Scholarships/financial aid available. Please contact for more information.

When: Sunday, 1-5 pm: November 18th



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