BEATS Digital Music Programming For Kids and Teens

  • Drop sick tracks
  • Make background music for your videos
  • Compose music for your lyrics

EDM, R&B and Hip-Hop, Pop, Country… many genres and artists use beat programming software to produce music. This software is a new musical instrument – whose musicians must be able to manipulate the program, have a solid understanding of music theory, math skills, and have opportunities to practice and create.


Spring 2020 classes enrolling now!

Clayton Elementary – Thursdays
Session 1 – January 16 – March 12, 2020 (9 classes)

Session 2 – March 26 – May 21, 2020 (9 classes)

3:00pm – 4:30 pm
7525 La Crosse Avenue Austin, TX 78739

JCC – Wednesdays
Jan 22 – May 6
3:45pm – 5:15pm
7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731, USA

O. Henry Middle – Tuesdays
Session 1 – January 14 – March 10, 2020 (9 classes)

Session 2 – March 24 – May 19, 2020 (9 classes)
3:45pm – 5:15pm
2610 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703

  • Explore recording techniques through Ableton software
  • Learn basic music production and songwriting techniques
  • Learn collaboration while working towards an end goal
  • Apply music theory and basic instrumentation to technical skills

*financial assistance, payment plans, and pro-rated fee available*

Please contact us if you’d like to have BEATS classes in your neighborhood!

Enrollment in BEATS supports Beyond The Grade music classes for at-risk Austin youth in after school programs – thank you!

Access to and practice with modern technology and operating systems is critical in order for children to be prepared for their futures in higher education and the workforce.

The skills acquired through digital music programming: information architecture, file-saving, and collaborative digital production, as well as the teamwork, confidence, and creativity imbued through group music education, convert to the applications and skills our students will have to master in order to compete in school and life.

Students who don’t have access to modern technology at home and at school suffer from a technology gap. We close that gap by applying creative play as a meaningful educational tool as children explore musicality in a technology-based format.

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