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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Coming from the classical music realm, I sat down in the seat at the computer thinking, “I’m going to be sooo lost during this workshop.” I was COMPLETELY wrong!  I learned so much about the Abelton digital audio workstation software and easily created my own mix. I can’t believe how fun and easy it was!! This experience has inspired me to do more with electronic music in my own projects as well as with my students!

I HIGHLY recommend Mix Major and working with Eric Jao; he was kind, professional, patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. - Ken

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “Although I was a bit nervous due to being new to this type of technology, Eric made me feel very welcomed. I made myself enjoying the workshop in no time. Eric's genuine passion and friendliness towards the students, regardless of age or experience makes learning fun, not intimidating.” - Natasha

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “I loved the individual project work when Eric would come around and give individual feedback and then could gauge how well everyone was doing with the information.” - Jordan




Mix Major offers Teacher Professional Development Workshops designed specifically for traditional music educators.  Participants learn the basics of music production hand-on, as well as pedagogies for integration into their classrooms.  Participants learn through project-based activities on their own computer workstation.  


Workshops will focus on music production skills using Digital Audio Workstation software such as Ableton Live, as well as web-based Soundtrap, and Bandlab which work on Windows, Mac, and even Chromebooks.

The workshop lessons will vary depending on the type of workshop.  Here are a few of the concepts that can be covered in Teacher Professional Development Workshops.

  • How to use free digital audio workstation software to create music

  • How to make beats

  • How to compose and program melodies

  • How to use integrated loop libraries for instant creativity

  • How to use free screen capture software to record and share student and teacher projects

  • Ideas for integrating electronic music production into your virtual or in-person classroom

  • Record, edit, and playback your class performances

  • Record vocals with a microphone

  • Create remixes

  • Edit audio

  • Create DJ Mixes

  • Songwriting techniques and workflows

  • Basic mixing and sound engineering

  • Learn what artists and songs resonate with youth (all age groups)



  • Envigorate your remote learning and in-person students with new creative skills.

  • Learn a new set of skills that you can apply to all of your classes.

  • Connect with students using music that the kids already know and love.

  • Help students create their own music regardless of their ability to play an instrument, sing, or perform in front of an audience.

  • Bring music education to all of the students that don't participate in band, choir, orchestra or any other performance-based programs.

  • Become a pioneer in music production and technology education, not just in your school, county, or state...but in the USA. 

  • Help drive positive progression in music education by enhancing and complementing, not replacing existing curricula.  

Online Virtual Classroom)

3 person min
10 person max
3 hours

* PD Certificate Provided after workshop


To Be Announced

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