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who we are


IO Music Academy is a Los Angeles based, boutique music production school offering a comprehensive 1 year course in Ableton Live, synthesis, music theory, mixing, sound design and more. We provide high-quality and engaging music education built on strong fundamentals and a growth mindset.

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our program

IO Music Academy's 12-month program centers around creativity, connection, and collaboration. With Ableton at the center, students dive deep into Music Theory, Synthesis, Sound Design, Songwriting, Mixing, Mastering, and Vocal Recording. Throughout the program, students will be challenged inside and outside of class to complete both individual and collaborative weekly assignments. Students leave with their own EP, curated sound library, and what it takes to succeed in the music industry.

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Ableton Basics & Ableton Push

Session View & Arrangement View

Programming Drums

Music Theory - Scales, Chords, Inversions

Scenes & Song Structure

Warping Audio & Automation

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Sound Design

Sound Recreation

Music Theory - Chord Extensions, Alternate Voicings


Curate Your Own Sound Library



Flow State & Meditation

Vinyl Sampling & Chopping

Tuning Samples

Music Theory - Songwriting

Audio Engineering & Recording

Vocal Production & Processing



Advanced Mixing Techniques

EQ, Compression, Effects


Music Theory - Chord Substitutions

Finishing Your Songs

Finish a 3-track EP

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your experience

Taught by industry professionals, our students enjoy small class sizes, monthly one-on-one sessions, and access to our studio. We regularly host touring artists from around the world including Zhu, Sacha Robotti, Sharam, Sultan + Shepard, and Bass Kleph. To ensure students are able to get hands on from day one, all 12 of our workstations are outfitted with an Ableton Push 2 and Novation LaunchKey MKII.

course requirements

Every student requires a laptop with Ableton 10 installed and a pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that students purchase a MIDI keyboard for home use.



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pay in full

Full 12-month program. Tuition of $3500 is due two weeks before the date of your first class.*

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payment plan

Full 12-month program. 10 consecutive payments of $375. Your first payment is due two weeks before the start date of your first class. Following payments will be billed automatically each month.*

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single level

Single 11-week course. Tuition of $1000 is due two weeks before the date of your first class.*


*does not include registration fee of $250

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