⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ " It has been amazing to witness my son’s production skills develop and to hear his compositions increase in complexity. Eric has created a wonderful learning environment for students of all ages and our family looks forward to supporting this community of budding music producers." Lynn (Parent)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My son started getting into electronic music using garage band and eventually Ableton. After seeing how he enjoyed making music, I scoured the internet looking for a school to teach that type of music and found Mix Major. We are so glad we did! Our son has learned so much and looks forward to class every week. After each class, he excitedly tells us how he has learned something new. Eric does a great job of pointing our son in the right direction to improve his music/project, always in a positive enthusiastic way. Mix Major is the best! " - Katie (Parent)
Mix Major's Bootcamps give students the foundation for composing & producing their own beats and songs using EDM (Electronic Dance Music) industry standard software: Ableton Live.
They learn to make beats, create chords, write melodies, and compose original songs. No prior musical training needed.
Students that complete the Bootcamp can register for additional Bootcamps where they'll build on their core skills and learn ones.
What equipment will they need? Just a Windows or Mac computer. No additional music equipment required.
Register today and unlock your kid's creativity.
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MAX CAMP SIZE
# CLASSES PER BOOTCAMP
5 in 5 WEEKS
9:30am - 12PM EASTERN
1PM - 3:30PM EASTERN
(10AM - 12:30PM PACIFIC)
DAY 1: INTRO LESSON & DRUMS
DAY 2: CHORDS
DAY 3: BASS & MELODY
DAY 4: ARRANGEMENT
DAY 5: FINAL TOUCHES & EXPORTING
FRIENDS & FAMILY LISTENING PARTY
WHAT THEY'LL MAKE
Each student will create an original song by the end of each Bootcamp.
WHAT THEY'LL LEARN
electronic music production: making beats, creating melodies and chords, and composing songs.
WHAT THEY'LL USE
All they need is a Windows or Mac computer and Ableton Live Software (Free Trial Available). No extra tech equipment required.
LISTEN TO STUDENT MUSIC
On the last day of the Bootcamp, all students share in a Listening Party for family and friends.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there any music or technology experience required?No experience is required in either music or technology. Just a love for music and a love for creating.
What are the computer and equipment requirements?✅ Computer Windows or Mac. Sorry, Chromebooks will not work for these classes. ✅ Ableton Live Software Get your 90-Day Free Trial Ableton Live Software here. Student discounts are available for 40% when you're ready to purchase. Just provide the Mix Major registration email and you'll qualify for the discount. Click here for info. ✅ Zoom Client for Meetings Sorry, the Chrome extension won't work for these classes. Get the Zoom software here. ✅ Strong Internet Connection This will make sure the student experience is as smooth as possible. If you're on vacation, and your kid is taking classes, just make sure you've got a good connection. ✅ Microphone We definitely need your microphone to work during class, so please make sure you have a working mic. Your computer's built-in mic will work just fine. ✅ Web Camera To make this virtual class feel as "in-person" as possible, all students are required to have cameras and keep them turned on during class. Optional, but Preferred ✅ Headphones (Optional) Headphones will provide the best sound quality experience. If you don't have these, it's ok, just use your computer speakers. Recommendations Sennheiser Pro Audio Sennheiser HD 25 Professional DJ Headphone, Black, 1 (HD25)Audio-Technica ATH-M50X ✅ MIDI Keyboard (Optional) These aren't required because you can create everything you need without one. While this is a good starting point for most students, many students will eventually prefer to use a MIDI keyboard when they get more experience. Recommendations Novation Launchkey MiniNovation Launchkey 37 mk3Novation Launchkey 49 mk3 Amazon will pay us a small affiliate commission if you buy using those links (no additional cost to you).
How do I register?Find your session and register at: https://mix-major.jumbula.com
Can I register for a camp outside the age group requirements?Yes, but on a case-by-case basis with approval from Mix Major. This is called an Age Group Exception. Age Group Exceptions are granted on a case-by-case basis. To request an Age Group Exception, email firstname.lastname@example.org before registering.
What do students learn in this camp?Students learn Mix Major's core curriculum , giving them the essential skills for creating electronic music. By the end of the camp, each student will create an original song from scratch. New students learn the fundamentals. Returning students build on these fundamentals and get a deeper level of instruction.
My kid has already completed a camp. Can my kid take another one? If so, how will the experience be different.We welcome returning camp students! Returning camp students will have a different learning path than new students. Returning students will be assigned more challenging projects and get access to higher levels of Mix Major's Master Track curriculum.
What options are available for students that want to continue after the camp is done?Students may continue their journey by: Participating in more camps Joining the Mentorship Program (weekly live online classes ) Signing up for one-on-one private lessons
ABOUT MIX MAJOR'S FOUNDER
Mix Major's founder, Eric Jao (aka DJ Enferno) is a DJ, producer, and musician that's performed for over 3 million people in 36 countries, including touring with Madonna.
Since founding Mix Major in 2015, Eric has taught electronic music production to thousands of students.