Music Production for Girls

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Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 8 – Fri 12 April 2024
Course times:
Art form:
Applications will close at 23:59 on Sunday 10 March 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (under 18)
Mode of study:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
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Ages 13–17

Course Dates & Times

Monday 8 – Friday 12 April 2024 

About Music Production for Girls 

This course is aimed at girls and female identifying participants, wanting to make their own music and  develop their understanding of music production. The course has been designed as a response to an underrepresented group within the industry. We hope to inspire an upcoming generation with the vision to create a more balanced sector.

This five-day course will provide an opportunity for participants to develop their skills in composition and music technology through workshops, covering a range of skills including sequencing, using synthesisers in Ableton, sampling, making beats and more. Participants will work towards producing their own track and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other participants in the course for a group project.

Please note that this course will focus on electronic music. 

Who is the course for?

Girls and female identifying participants aged 13 to 17 at beginner to intermediate level, interested in making their own music, whilst gaining advice.

What can I expect?

Each day will start with live sessions and exercises, which will give participants an opportunity to get to know each other.

There will also be a masterclass, where participants will be able to ask questions and receive advice on their music.

During the course participants will:

  • Learn the ins and outs of Ableton Live software including MIDI, synthesis, audio editing, plug-ins and shortcuts.
  • Focus on composition & production skills - including sound design, composition techniques, beat making, harmony and more
  • Learn different skills required as a producer in different fields
  • Complete a track by the end of the week to share with others
  • Collaborate with other participants on one group project
  • Meet like-minded participants to share ideas and musical interests with

You will also receive a handout of each lesson and a glossary.

Course Fee

This course is free and places will be allocated once applications have been reviewed. Spaces on the course are limited and we reserve the right to close applications earlier than the deadline advertised.

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About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Ieva Vaiti.

Ieva Vaiti is a musician and educator who's output has spanned performance, installation and branded content. Within her artistic practice, she works with material and movement and is particularly interested in questioning our connection with machines and challenging the distance that separates us. Her work has been shown and/or performed at establishments such as The Place, Barbican Centre, Rich Mix, Southbank Centre and many more.  Outside of art, Ieva has worked extensively for the last five years within the commercial sector as a composer and sound designer for brands such as Marvel, B&O, KIA, Orange, Homme+, Toyota, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to name a few. Alongside her artistic career, she has worked as an educator for the last 8 years, teaching children and young people music technology and composition within schools and summer courses. She is currently teaching on the undergraduate Electronic Music course at Guildhall.

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