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.
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
Music Theory - Scales, Chords, Inversions
Scenes & Song Structure
Warping Audio & Automation
Music Theory - Chord Extensions, Alternate Voicings
Curate Your Own Sound Library
Flow State & Meditation
Vinyl Sampling & Chopping
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
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.
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.
pay in full
Full 12-month program. Tuition of $3500 is due two weeks before the date of your first class.*
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.*
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