Learn the Art of Beat Making in a Real Working Studio from Seasoned Music Producers

Produce Your Own Beats

Learn Using Ableton or Maschine


Our in-person 12-week program, which is sponsored by Native Instruments, teaches you the entire process and pushes students to explore professional music production while using the most important tools of the industry, like Ableton Live & Native Instruments Maschine.

Topics covered include recording and audio sampling, advanced synth building, drum programming, improvisation, and an introduction to basic mixing. Students apply new concepts on beat length, the breakdown, and more.​ We designed a curriculum that consists of intense lesson plans to provide guaranteed results. Class sizes are small and contribute to a collaborative setting allowing peer to peer connection.


If you already have some experience, we are happy to evaluate you and recommend the correct level for entry into the program. All students completing the program will graduate with certification and a plaque at graduation. Even after completion, many students return for ongoing learning. For more information, contact us at 757-961-6202

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What You'll Learn:

  • Music History

  • Vocabulary

  • Intro to Equipment / Software

  • Drum Patterns & Sequences

  • Sound Library

  • Modify Sounds

  • Mixing / Layering 

  • Beat Styles & Samples 

What You'll Create:

  • Intro to Software & Hardware

  • Counting / Beats Per Minute

  • Song Structure

  • Recreating Sounds

  • Drum Sounds / Patterns

  • Building a Beat 

Beat Making 101

About the Course

The course includes 35+ hours of curriculum and lab hours. Our job is to teach you how to become a technically efficient, crowd-ready, working DJ by the end of your course. We do this by creating mile-markers that provide progress reports, tests, live gigs, and heavy mentorship from instructors, special Guest DJs, and collaboration with your classmates. Our job is to make sure you have grasped and mastered all concepts. What's included:

  • $75 bi-weekly or $150 per month

  • Class meets 1x a week for 12 weeks. They're also the same day & time each week, which makes for easy scheduling!

  • Plus 2 free lab classes each month

  • We also offer private lessons 

  • All student graduates receive a plaque of certification 

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We Have the Blueprint


Hands on Approach

Students lead the way allowing them a complete hands-on approach to ensure growth and understanding. We’ve been providing impactful learning for students through cutting edge project-based learning for over a decade.

We Provide Equipment

Our top-of-the-line gear & software allow Students to learn and use the same equipment that industry professionals use daily. Others may offer similar courses only MTS teaches students to develop like the pros.

Learn from the Best

Our instructors include highly respected DJs, Indie & major producers, accomplished artists, and industry professionals who have a passion for sharing their knowledge. The MTS Team is a group of industry professionals and passionate educators, that aim to always provide the highest level of teaching to our students.

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