EVENTS

Beats By Girlz: Austin Spring 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 High School in Austin ISD.
 

WHEN: Every Thursday at lunch  (Unofficial meeting days: any open lab time you feel like making  music!)

WHO: Girls, trans/non binary youth

WHERE: Ms. B’s room

 

Beats By Girlz: Duluth Spring 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.


WHO:  Girls and non-binary youth, ages 8-13
WHERE: Zeitgeist, 222 E. Superior St, Downtown Duluth.
TUITION: $120 – Scholarships/financial aid available. Please contact shaunnaheckmanmusic@gmail.com for more information.

WHEN:  March (Tues/Thursday)  5-7pm

3/5 & 3/7, 3/12 & 3/14, 3/19 & 3/21, 3/26 & 3/28
April (Tues/Thurs) 5-7pm
4/2 & 4/4, 4/9 & 4/11, 4/16 & 4/18, 4/23 & 4/25
May (Tues/Thurs) 5-7 pm
5/7 & 5/9, 5/14 & 5/16, 5/21 & 5/23, 5/28 & 5/30

QUESTIONS? Contact Shaunna Heckman – Chapter Lead & Teacher of Beats by Girlz Duluth – shaunnaheckmanmusic@gmail.com

PAST EVENTS and CLASSES

Beats By Girlz: Denmark Workshop with LOTTA FAHLEN

Beats by Girlz Denmark in collaboration with Rumkraft invited Lotta Fahlén to give a workshop @ Støberiet on how to integrate Push into your live set up in Ableton! Be prepared for some hands on experience and an inspiring workshop!

Lotta will later give a concert see more on the Loljud event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2276029056015052/

WHEN: February 2, 2019 17:00-19:30 Hang out and continue working or listen to sound collages from our earlier workshop in collaboration with Rumkraft with kind support from Hip Hop Hub RAPOLITICS and Nordea-fonden

PRICE: 200kr, and as a bonus we have included the entry for the concert!

BRING: Your own laptop with Ableton installed. Download free trail here: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ 

Our good friends @ Rumkraft are lending us some Push 1 that you can use if you don’t have your own. We will work 2 people on each Push.

EXPERIENCE: Newbies to Push 1. Some or little experience with Ableton are both welcome.

RSVP: write us an e-mail on: beatsbygirlzdenmark@gmail.com

Join teachers Kendall Martin and and Jen Mitlas for the first BBG Pennsylvania! 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 CCATE – the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 PM September 12th – December 12th WHO:  Girls, non-binary gender and/or trans youth, ages 8-18 WHERE: CCATE, 208 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA 19401 Questions? Please email BeatsByGirlzPA@gmail.com or email holly@ccate.org
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. Mmmmaven, the Electronic Music Production & DJ School in Cambridge will host the program.
WHEN: Mondays, 4-6 PM September 24th – December 10th* (*No class Oct 8th & Nov 12th)

WHO: Girls, non-binary gender and/or trans youth, ages 8-18

WHERE: MMMMAVEN, 614 Massachusetts Ave #203, Cambridge, MA 02139 School bus transport to Central square can be arranged through your schools. Students would need to be picked up at 6 pm from our location.

Questions? Please call Polina at 617-945-2621 or email polina@mmmmaven.com

Join teacher Danielle Thwaites for BBG LA! 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 artworxLA.
WHEN: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 PM October 1st – December 10th**

WHO:  Girls, non-binary gender and/or trans youth, ages 8-18

WHERE: artworxLA : 1930 Wilshire Blvd #800, Los Angeles, CA 90057

**Listening Party December 11th | 3:30-5:30 Questions? Please email BeatsByGirlz@gmail.com

Beats by Girlz first workshop outside the US – in Copenhagen, Denmark! Do you have music in your head, but no tools to get it out? Do you sing and would like to make your own tracks? Or do you just want to try to play with some musical tools and see what happens? Here’s your chance. Stefani Wisting and Katrine Villadsen will show you how. All you have to do is show up. The introductory workshops are free, with support by Hip Hop Hub, Rumkraft, Støberiet/Blågårds Bibliotek, Ableton and Designmuseet.
WHEN: Wednesday 24 or Friday 26 October 16:30-19:30 PM

WHO:  Girls, non-binary gender and/or trans youth, ages 16 – 24

WHERE: Støberiet, Blågårds Plads 5, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark

REGISTRATION:

Wednesday: https://greenticket.dk/kulturhack-mariemedlydonsdag Friday: https://greenticket.dk/kulturhackmariemedlydfredag

Join local underground promoter and witchhouse producer Ardes (https://ardes.bandcamp.com) in a workshop that will give students a solid foundation of making and sequencing beats using software and hardware drum machines and racks.  Great drum programming makes every track sound better! Create fills, learn how to build and layer drum parts, and drop four on the floor to make people dance. No experience necessary and all equipment provided.  Students with previous beatmaking experience 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 youth, 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: Sunday, 1-5 pm: November 18th