Beats by Girlz has arrived in the Twin Cities!
Beats By Girlz (http://beatsbygirlz.com/) 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 beatsbygirlz.com

Questions?  Email christin@sherocksherock.com
Beats by Girlz on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/beatsbygirlz)

Donate now to support the Beats by Girlz program! Donations raised will help fund scholarship opportunities as well as furnish the equipment needed for the program. 

Upcoming Classes

Beats By Girlz: Synthesis for YOUTH
with Empathy Cell (empathycell.bandcamp.com) & Christin Light (christinlight.com)

Join local producers and synthesis extraordinaires Empathy Cell & Christin Light in workshop that will give students a solid foundation of analog & digital subtractive synthesis. Synthesis is a critical sound design skill where you can make unique sounds and textures from scratch. Learn about how oscillators harness the power of electricity to generate sound, create ADSR envelopes to shape waveforms, and make lots of fun bleeps, blips, and bloops!

No experience necessary and all equipment provided.  Students from previous classes 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/GNC youth (trans inclusive), ages 8-18
Where: Slam Academy, 1121 Jackson St NE, Ste 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tuition: $79 - Scholarships/financial aid available. Please contact christin@sherocksherock.com for more information.
When: TBA

Beats By Girlz: Ableton Series 1 for ADULTS
with K.Raydio (Production - https://soundcloud.com/kraydio)

Guest teaching artists:
Shawna Lee (Visuals - https://vimeo.com/iamadot)
Lindsay Miller (Engineering - https://www.origin414.com/lindsay-miller)

Join acclaimed soul singer-songwriter and producer K. Raydio in a comprehensive sequential class series that will give students a solid foundation of Ableton Live + Push and electronic music production fundamentals using curriculum developed by Erin Barra (Berklee College of Music, Coursera, Beats by Girlz founder).  No experience necessary and all equipment provided.

Classes are held in a stimulating environment with approximately eight learners and two teachers. A typical class starts with a group lesson and is followed by individual work time. 

The 2/16 class will feature a studio tour at Origin-414 where students will collaborate with engineer/co-owner/producer/multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Miller to get their mix levels just right. The 2/16 & 2/23 classes will also feature the amazing analog visual artist Shawna Lee collaborating with students to create custom visuals for a track they made in class.  In lieu of a performance, students will finish the series having an original single in audio and video formats to share online.

Who:  Women, nonbinary and gender nonconforming folks (trans inclusive), ages 19+
Where: Slam Academy, 1121 Jackson St NE, Ste 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (https://slamacademy.com - January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd)
Origin-414, 610 SE 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (https://www.origin414.com - February 16th)
Tuition: $339 - Scholarships/financial aid available. Please contact christin@sherocksherock.com to self-identify the need for one on a first-come first-served basis.
When: Saturdays, 1-4 pm: January 19th, 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd

Registration is filled! Sign up for our waiting list here.
 

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