is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum, collective, and community template designed to empower females to engage with music technology. We provide young women with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest (and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities) in music production, composition and engineering. We are working towards gender equity in a field where women are highly underrepresented and strive to help other groups mobilize and create similar change in their own communities.


Our first classes in BERLIN, GERMANY begin September, 2019! 

Beats By Girlz: BERLIN

Electronic Music Made By YOURSELF

In this course program the musician, DJ, and sound artist and Ableton Certified Trainer Maya C. Sternel and DJ Ipek show you how to use the music software Ableton Live and Push instrument to make electronic music, play beats and create your own song.

The course program is based on the curriculum that is especially developed for this purpose by Erin Barra (Berklee College of Music, founder of Beats By Girlz).

You need no previous knowledge and no laptop or software to join. 

All equipment will be provided.

WHERE: Course space and facilities are provided by                                   ABLETON AG, 6/7 SCHÖNHAUSER ALLEE, BERLIN-MITTE

4 Course DATES: Thursdays 5. Sept., 9. Sept. & Wednesdays 18. Sept., 2. Oct.

TIME4 – 6 pm

Max. number of participants is 10. The courses are supervised by two lecturers.

JoinYoung women and trans / non-binary youth between 14-20 years old can apply. Interested students over the age of 20 can also apply and will be considered if there are still places available.

Participation is freeWhen applying, participation on all 4 dates is obligatory!

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Our first classes in LISBON, PORTUGAL began June, 2019! 

Beats By Girlz: LISBON


Join local producer and acclaimed electronic artist Emma Ashton in a comprehensive sequential class series that will give the student 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 music played over loudspeakers with approximately seven learners and one teacher. A typical class starts with a group lesson and is followed by individual work time. 

WHO: Female gender – non conforming / trans folk ages 19-119

WHERE: Pro DJ Lisboa – 7-D, R. Manuel da Silva Leal  1600-166

WHEN: MONDAYS 11am-1pm

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