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.


Hit Like A Girl + Beats By Girlz 2019

Rhythm Technology Beat Making Contest

HLAG + BBG 2019 is the second annual global drum programming contest for female beat makers. Its purpose is to spotlight female beat makers/producers and encourage females to engage in music technology. The event is produced by Hit Like A Girl Contest in partnership with Beats By Girlz and our activities are made possible by the generous support of our partners, Ableton, ROLI, Roland, Korg, Yamaha and Presonus.

MARCH 1, 2019 — APRIL 12, 2019

Beats By Girlz: Austin, TX 2019

Join teacher Tara Bordeaux for BBG Austin! Beats By Girlz was developed to create a safe and comfortable place for young women to get involved in music technology while having as much fun as possible. The goal is to provide them with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interests and ability to pursue career opportunities in music production, composition, engineering, etc – fields where a female demographic is all but lacking. Lessons that give them the opportunity to be a songwriter, a rapper, a producer, an engineer and a collaborator – all of which showcase the fact that if they chose, they can play all of these roles simultaneously and independently. Classes will be held at Lanier Early College HighSchool in Austin ISD.

Beats By Girlz: Duluth, MN 2019

Join local producer and acclaimed electronic artist Shaunna Heckman 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.

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