Music Technology Class

Music Tech Resized 2

Learn the basic physics of music and how to make and shape electronic sounds using virtual synthesizers. Develop songwriting techniques and gain experience using a variety of music-making software including GarageBand, Chrome Music Lab, and Ableton Live Playground. This class is intended for students ages 12 and up who are interested in music, electronic instruments, and using computers to create and understand music.

Ages: 12–adult.

When: 12 Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters. This class is 90 minutes long.

Tuition: $300 per semester. Need-based tuition assistance is available to families that qualify.

Additional Information

  • Students must have a diagnosed disability.
  • No previous musical experience is necessary.
  • Students must be able to participate effectively in lessons or classes, and maintain an environment that is safe for themselves and others.

COVID-19 Policy for On-Campus Instruction

The following policies and procedures must be followed by all students:

  • Students must be age 12 and older at the start of the semester. 
  • Students must be fully vaccinated at the start of the semester in order to participate in programs in person during that semester.
  • Proof of vaccination (a scan or photo of the vaccination card) must be on file at the Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs 72 hours before the semester begins—by 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26. Note that we cannot accept proof of vaccination at the door.
  • Only one person other than the student is allowed in the building. That person must be fully vaccinated, and proof of vaccination (a scan or photo of the vaccination card) must be on file at the institute 72 hours before the semester begins—by 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26.  
  • All individuals must be masked at all times when in the buildings. Please note that we are no longer able to accept cloth masks, bandanas, gaiters, scarves, or other non-medical mask alternatives. Acceptable mask types for on-campus activities are now limited to the following, all of which are readily available online: N95, KN95, KF94, a three-ply surgical mask, or a surgical mask doubled with a cloth mask. Vocalists and wind and brass instrumentalists must use specialized masks. Wind and brass instrumentalists must also have and use bell covers. 
  • There will be no waiting in lobbies between sessions; waiting must be done outside the building.

Watch a slide presentation about the class created by our instructors Eli Badra and Tomás Márquez:

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