MAKE YOUR MUSIC

UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVITY

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PROGRAMS

ONLINE CLASSES & CAMPS

Through Mix Major, kids, teens, and now adults learn Electronic Music Production: making beats, creating chords, writing melodies, and composing remixes and original songs.

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ASSEMBLIES

Students learn how to create music that sounds like the music they listen to.  No experience is required.  No performance is required.  Just a love for music and a love for creating.

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Through Mix Major, kids, teens, and now adults learn Electronic Music Production: making beats, creating chords, writing melodies, and composing remixes and original songs.

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TEAM BUILDING

Students learn how to create music that sounds like the music they listen to.  No experience is required.  No performance is required.  Just a love for music and a love for creating.

MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

INTRO

Learn how music is made and how to use Ableton Live's basic features to get started making music.

LEVEL 1

Learn core skills in creating and mixing the 4 ingredients to music: drums, chords, bass, and melody.
Learn how to use effects, automation, sampling, and drum racks to gain deeper control over your sounds.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Level up through Mix Major's curriculum with weekly feedback. Connect with peers through classes and community events.

LEVEL 2

LIVE ONLINE CLASSES

FOR KIDS & TEENS

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ABOUT MIX MAJOR

Through Mix Major, kids, teens, and now adults learn Electronic Music Production: making beats, creating chords, writing melodies, and composing remixes and original songs.

Students learn how to create music that sounds like the music they listen to.  No experience is required.  No performance is required.  Just a love for music and a love for creating.

Mix Major started off as an after-school enrichment program in 2015.  In 2018, Mix Major opened as a brick-and-mortar classroom in Northern VA.  As of 2021, all Weekly Classes and Camps are taught online in live classrooms.  Students from all of the U.S.A. meet weekly to learn electronic music production and become part of the Mix Major community.

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ABOUT THE 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.

A father of two, Eric is passionate about bringing creativity in music education to kids and teenagers. Through his programs, he's taught thousands of students all over the U.S.A.

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WHY CHOOSE MIX MAJOR ?

INCLUSIVE

NOT

EXCLUSIVE

Our programs engage everyone that loves music... including the most introverted.  It includes people that don't have God-given talent as a musician or performer.  

 

Everyone can participate in music education.

LIFE SKILLS

Our programs teach students how to listen actively, think critically, communicate confidently, and collaborate effectively.  Students learn how to find and create inspiration.  Students build confidence and self-esteem, all while having tons of fun. 

 

Students learn and practice skills that position them for success, not just in music, but in life...and that includes adults.

CREATIVITY

& CHOICE

With our programs, students can create the music in their head, as opposed to performing music written on a sheet of paper.  They can create and share music without having to perform it.  Plus, they can make whatever music they choose.  

 

Creativity plus choice equals engagement, enjoyment, and motivation.

ART & SCIENCE

Our programs are equal parts art and science: music and technologyCreativity generates musical ideas.  Technology brings these musical ideas to life.  Think of Mix Major as STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, & Music!  

 

Left brain.  Right brain.  It's the best of both worlds

THEY MAKE COOL STUFF

Students can make beats, compose melodies and harmonies, write lyrics, and if they like, record vocals.  They can make remixes,  compose full-length original songs, or video game music.  They can create commercial jingles, movie soundtracks, or even ring-tones. 

 

If they can imagine it, they can create it. 

CONNECTION

As a Mix Major student, you're always engaged with like-minded creatives with range of music interests and skill levels.  Students share their work regularly, and in some cases even collaborate their their classmates.

This connection creates a inspiration "feedback loop" where students are constantly both learning from and inspiring their peers

 

WHAT IS

MUSIC PRODUCTION?

Music Production is the process of creating music using digital music technology.  It's the same process that goes into creating the songs that we listen to everyday.

 

It's equal parts art and science; creativity and technology.  Creativity generates musical ideas like melodies, rhythms, and lyrics.  Technology brings these musical ideas to life.  It lets us record, transform, layer, and arrange these ideas to create new compositions. 

 

If creativity is the heart and soul of music production, technology is the mind and body.   

 

Almost zero elementary, middle, and high schools teach Music Production.  To help solve this problem, Mix Major's Teacher TV Youtube Videos provide free educational content specifically designed to help traditional music teachers learn Music Production and Technology so that they can pass this knowledge on to their students.  

 

See below for a clear explanation of what Music Production is, and why it should be taught in every school.

 

 

It's equal parts art & science: creativity & technology