BEATS BY GIRLZ…

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.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

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!

Apply here : http://bit.ly/BBG_Berlin

Our first classes in BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT! 

Beats By Girlz: BRIDGEPORT, CT

A MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRAM FOR FEMALES AND FEMME identified students

Join local producers 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 and femme identified students ages 11-18

WHERE: the Hall Neighborhood House

WHEN : SATURDAYS September – June during the school year from 12 – 2PM

Questions? Email beatsbygirlz@gmail.com

Our first classes in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA! 

Beats By Girlz: SOUTH AFRICA

The AMANTOMBAZANA PROJECT

The AMANTOMBAZANA PROJECT offers a 3 month part-time COURSE IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION to 15 young women.
  • Learn how to make and record music on Ableton Live through a curriculum developed for Beats By Girlz (from Berklee College of Music faculty member Erin Barra)
  • Record music at a professional recording studio
  • Get a free professional photoshoot
  • Be featured in the video shoots for the project
  • Perform at a live music event
  • Get a certificate on completion


WHO: Girls and non-binary youth, ages 15-25

WHERE: Vrygrond Community Centre

WHEN: Saturdays June 29th to September 14th from 10am-1pm

Questions? Contact Asanda (079 065 3984) or Joanne (076 419 0528) for details.

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