Next Level 1 Start Date: June 22nd, 2020


Our Beat Lab Certification Program covers the skills students need to become tomorrow’s super producers. All taught through the powerful, industry leading music production and performance software, Ableton Live.

Each artist will experience their musical journey from beginner to advanced in an intimate, engaging classroom setting twice a week. To maximize skill development, students will also meet bi-monthly for private mentorship sessions with instructors. As a student ,you get to choose from our wide array of MIDI controllers and learn all of them, participate in class jam sessions in our unique round table setup, and receive guidance developing your individual sound as an artist. You will also utilize instruments, plugins, effects, sound design and mixing strategies to hone your craft. After polishing and practicing throughout the program, students will learn how to take their experience from Beat Lab and translate it into a career in the music industry.

Beat Lab Certification Program students will finish with a fully mixed and mastered 2-track EP. As members of the Beat Lab community, students and alumni receive help booking shows, live performance mentorship, production tools gathered throughout the program and beyond, and access to the Beat Lab Student Network.

Whether it’s music production, post production, recording, engineering, songwriting, or even managing – we will help each artist find their way in the professional market.

Each Level in the Certification Program can be taken indivudally as its own course, scroll down to learn more about each level.


Click on level title for detailed course description

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    Beat Lab Community

    Join our ever growing community in Los Angeles and around the world

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    Online Presence 

    Learn how to reach out to your favorite labels and venues to get signed and booked

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     Class Jams

    Unique Classroom Setup with Futuristic Computer Jams

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     Entertainment Law

    Sign up for royalties, sell your music & merchandise online and clear samples



ADMISSION Call for pricing / $1,795 Per Level (Payment plans available)

DATES DAY CLASS September 2019 

SCHEDULING DAY CLASS  Mon-Wed or Tues-Thurs 11AM-2:30PM 

DATES NIGHT CLASS January 6, 2020

SCHEDULING NIGHT CLASS Mon-Wed or Tues-Thurs 6:30PM-10:00PM






Scheduling DAY CLASS


Scheduling NIGHT CLASS



6 Weeks – 6 Months

Call for pricing/ $1,795 Per Level. Monthly payment plans available.

September 22, 2020 (Level 1)

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur 11AM-2:30PM

June 26 & 28, 2020 (Level 1)

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur 6:30PM-10:00PM

August 15, 2020 (Level 1)

Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM


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    Private mentorship session included in each level
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     Access to complete Beat Lab course curriculum online
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    Small classrooms for maximum attention (up to 12 students)
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    In-class personal station with semi-weighted MIDI keyboards
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    Exclusive student discounts on software and hardware
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    Flash Drive with Samples, Plugins, Ableton Racks & Cheat Sheets
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    Performance & collaboration opportunities after graduation


The Beat Lab Certification Program is aimed for students who wants to become tomorrow’s super producers through the powerful software, Ableton Live.

Whether it’s Music Production, Post Production, Recording, Engineering, Songwriting, or even Managing, we will help each artist find their way in the professional market.

Day Class

Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00AM-2:30PM

Night Class

Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:30PM-10:00PM

Saturday Class

Saturdays 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Normally, yes, but due to COVID-19 the school has converted all classes to an Online platform.

Text for more info: 323-375-3664

or Email:

You only need a laptop.

We can provide, headphones, speakers, keyboard, and accessories while you are in school.

It is recommended to have speakers and/or headphones at home.

If you are not sure on which speakers and headphones to buy, talk to us first.

As a Beat Lab student, you will receive exclusive discounts on hardware and software.

Yes, you are allowed to sign up for any Level in any order. Many of our students start with signing up for only Level 1.


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Foundation of Music Theory
  • Rhythm Theory
  • Using Semitones and Intervals
  • Diatonic composition
  • Harmonizing and building chords
  • Styling
Learn the language of music to help you make the music you want to make, To communicate with other musicians and reveal the magic behind your favorie songs.
Progremming Beats
  • How Drum Racks work
  • Choosing the right samples
  • How to use Syncopation
  • Layering Techniques
  • Drum Processing methods
Sequence drums in any style using Ableton Live's Drum Racks. Learn tricks and techniques to take your beats to the next level.
Ableton Live 101
  • Why Ableton Live?
  • Session vs. Arrangement
  • Recording & Editing Audio
  • Live's Warp Engine
  • Using & customizing MIDI controllers
Experience the leading software today for modern music production.
Demystify the world of Ableton Live to make any style of music.
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  • History of Sampling
  • Hardware Samplers
  • Simpler vs. Sampler
  • Sampling your own instruments
  • Slicing Samples
Explore the endless world of sampling.
Add organic texture or make it into an instrument
Everything is possible with sampling
Using MIDI Controllers
  • Which Controller Should I Get?
  • Setting Up
  • Expression Controls
  • Advance MIDI Utilities
  • Playing Live Beats
Choose the right MIDI controller for your production/live needs.
Use MIDI remote scritps to enahce your workflow
Learn tricks and tips to customize your controller
Recording & Warping
  • Choosing the right mic
  • Setting up recording session
  • Working with other musicians
  • Time Stretching
  • Live's editing tools
Learn how to setup and record mics and instruments in Ableton Live.
Master the warp engine for syncronizing audio and sound design
Class Jams
  • Play in a band with your computer
  • Try out different instruments and MIDI controllers
  • Improvise on any given scale
  • Develop your ear for melodies, harmonies & Basslines
Play live with your classmates in the first modern ClassJam environment.
Develop collaboration skills, performance focus and improvisation techniques.
Structure & Styling
  • Active Listening
  • Pre-Determined Arrangement Techniques
  • BPM Ranges
  • Song Segments and how to use them
  • Finishing a full song
Get your own sound from analyzing and deconstrucing modern song structures.
Learn different musical genres to help you achive your own unique sound.
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Music Theory 202
  • Parallel Harmony
  • Relative Scales
  • Pentatonic & Blues Scales
  • Jazz in Modern Music
  • Voicing Techniques
  • Borrowed Chords
Progress your composition skills by learning advanced music theory methods.
You will get a deeper understanding of how to produce strong harmonies, melodies and arrangements.
Ableton Live 202
  • The Launchbox
  • Modulation Vs. Automation
  • Session View Production Techniques
  • Advance Audio & MIDI Editing
  • Clip Envelopes
Learn advance Ableton techniques to take your production to the next level.
Everything is possible with Ableton Live let your imagination be your guide.
  • Analyzing Electronic vs. Acoustic music
  • Odd Time Signatures
  • Arrangment Styling
  • Sound Selection
  • Deconstructing Methods.
Learn the key characteristic of all popular music styles.
You have a specific style in mind you want to produce? We'll show you all the secrets.
  • Analog vs. Digital
  • Synth Signal Path
  • Oscillators, Filters, Envelopes and LFOs
  • Advance Modulators
  • Reverse Engineering
Take the sounds in your head and create them in the computer using synthesizers.
Demystify the vast world of virtual synths.
Sound Design
  • Advanced Time Stretching
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Fractal Soundscapes
  • Experiments in Sound
  • Field Recordings
  • The Art of Layering
Develop creative thinking by using multiple techniques to create unique and complex sounds.
Become a sonic master.
  • Ableton Link
  • Class Production Sessions
  • Project Managment
  • Real vs. Virtual instruments
  • Live Performance Routines
  • Rewiring
Collaborate with class mates with in-class synchronization.
Develope the skills needed to productevlly work with other musicians.
  • Choosing The Right Song to Remix
  • Flipping a Sample
  • Remixer Tools
  • Stems and Multi-Tracks
  • Preparing your Original Production for Remixing
Learn the art of remixing from top remixers in the industry.
Take your favorite songs and filp them with your own style.
Live Performance
  • DJing in Ableton Live
  • Preparing your Songs for Live Performance
  • Playing with a Band
  • Live Looping
  • DIY Controllers
Use the computer as a live musical performance tool.
DJ or play your own orgianls in any way you can imagine.
Max for Live
  • Max for Live Essentials
  • Modifying Exciting Devices
  • Creating your own Devices
  • Ableton as a Modular Environment
  • Live's API
  • VJing using Jitter
Explore the infinite potenital of Cycling 74's and Ableton's Max for Live.
Control Live in ways that weren't possible before.
Anything is possible with Max for Live
  • Win the Loudness Wars
  • Mastering Song vs. Album
  • Prepering Your Music for Distribution
  • Understanding the importance of Dynamic Range
Master your songs to sound as good as possible on as many playback systems as possible.
Learn the secrets on how to make your songs loud and punchy.
Finger Drumming
  • Choosing the Right Controller
  • Sound Design for Live Performance
  • Building Custom Racks
  • Using DIY Controllers
  • Planning your Controller's Configuration
Humanize your production or impress your audience on stage.
Build your own sound packs and develope your live performace skill with finger drumming.
Live Looping
  • Hardware Looping
  • Using Live's Looper
  • Live Looping in the Session View
  • Automatic Loop Recording using MIDI Scripts
  • Setup and Routing
Master the art of live looping with virtual instruments, conventional instruments and mics.
Come up with quick musical ideas, build your songs live on stage.
Online Presence
  • Social Media
  • How to Reach Out to Labels
  • Booking Shows
  • Getting Signed
  • Getting more Followers
  • Making a Music Video
Develop your artist brand and get your music heard by the right people.
Book shows, tours and festivals.
Find the right label and make music your career.
Entertainment Law
  • Clearing Samples
  • Commercial vs. Indie Distribution
  • Getting your music on TV and Film
  • Working with a Manager
  • Copyright your Music
  • Performance Rights
Understand the legallty behind the music industry.
Get the most out of your shows and releases. Maximize income streams.
Distribute your music the right way.
Production Sessions
  • Class Jams
  • Live Routines Assignments
  • Additive Composition
  • Produce other Classmates
  • Online Collaboration Methods
  • Musical Chairs
Collaborate in class.
Get private mentorship sessions from Beat Lab's instructors
Learn how to add part of yourself creatively to an exciting song.
  • Understanding How Sound Work
  • Gain Staging
  • Controlling the Stereo Field
  • Using Compressor & EQs
  • Using Time Based Effects
  • Bussing and Pre-Mastering
Master the art of sound mixing.
Make your music sound more clear, punchy and loud.
Learn the techniques and tools to help you take your music to the next level.
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