Pyramind's Mentorship network offers you 1-on-1 private mentorship with artists, producers, music business professionals, YouTubers, Ableton Certified Trainers, Grammy nominees and more. Here are some of our most popular featured mentors.
“I have Lynda and MacProVideo accounts, but watching those videos just isn’t the same. I love knowing I’m working with people who can share exactly what I'm looking for."
— Jesse Volner, Online Mentor Student
Ryan Origin // Ableton Certified Trainer // Ableton Live // Sound Design // Spatial Audio // Ableton Push and Push 2
Ben Hovey // Ableton Certified Trainer // Live Performance // DJ // Music Theory // Maschine Sound Design
Darren Kramer (DKO) // Ableton Certified Trainer // Trombonist // DJ and Live Performance // Jazz Theory
Dustin Ragland // Ableton Certified Trainer // Logic // Mixing // Push // Max for Live // Sound Design // Push
Isaac Cotec // Ableton Certified Trainer // Production Techniques // Mixing & Mastering
Jimmy Allison (Rentak) // Ableton Certified Trainer // Push // Live Performance // Recording // Mixing
Bora Uslusoy // Avid Certified Trainer // Guitarist // Pro Tools and Cubase
Josh Spoon // Ableton Certified Trainer // Live show producer // Max for Live expert
Producers and Mentors:
Galestian // Mobile Production // Ableton Live // Mixing // Rekordbox //Inspiration and Overcoming Limitations
CJ Beats // Logic Pro X // Monetizing and Licensing Beats, Hip Hop and Trap Production, Drum Programming
MING // Grammy Nominated Producer // Logic Pro X // DJing // Artist Coaching // Vocals // Live Performance
Jor Van Der Poel // Sound Design // Music Theory and Arranging // Native Instruments // Logic Pro X // Ableton
Ken Loi // Thrive Music and Armada Music Artist // Ableton Live // Production // Mixing & Mastering
AntiSerum // OWSLA Signed Artist // Dubstep Production // Logic Pro // Cubase // Ableton // DJing
VICE CITY // Signed Producer - Mad Decent and Adapted Records // Ableton Live // EDM Production // Mixing
Kriss Walas // Owner of Continuum Studios and MRAA // Genre-based production // Mixing & Mastering // Songwriting
ARUNA // Monstercat, Enhanced and Anjunabeats Artist // Vocalist // Songwriter // DJ // Artist Coaching
Moldover // "The Godfather of Controllerism” // Ableton Live // Native Instruments // Live Performance Expert
Avery Berman // Music Licensing // Theory // Arranging // Clients include: Verizon, Adidas, Tesla, Jaguar, RIOT Games, Uber, Lyft, GM.
Brennan Anderson // Orchestration // Composition // Game Audio // Implementation // Middleware // Unity
“Things are going great for me after graduating from Pyramind - I got booked to play at my first music festival next year!!! Hell yeah! "
— Sherman B. // Online and Mentorship Student
Pyramind Instructors and Mentors
Don Phillips (aka Salamander Anagram) // Reaktor // Modular Synthesis // Coding Synths
Jeff Straw // Owner of Breakshop Studios label // Music Business // Branding // Publishing & Licensing
Matt Donner // Over 450K YouTube Views // Production and Arranging // Mixing & Mastering // Music Theory
Caiti VerBrugge // Reason // Sound Design // EDM Production and Arranging // Video Editing
Ryan Rey // Music for Film // Logic Pro X // Theory // Piano // Orchestral Composition
Jonn Connor // DJing and Performance // Ableton Live // DJing in VR
Underbelly // Ableton Live // Music Theory // Producing and Arranging // Mixing with Ableton
M3RC // Ableton Live and DJing // Has performed alongside Noisia // Zedd // Dillon Francis
Jay-J // Logic Pro X // Pro Tools // Mixing and Mastering // Production and Arranging // DJing and Performance
Steffen Franz // Owner of Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) // Music Business // Distribution // Marketing & Branding
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What courses are offered in the EMP Online?
The Online EMP program consists of 9 courses with 12 months of access to those courses. This program consists of the following courses:
- Welcome to Ableton Live
- Music Theory
- Producing and Arranging
- Ableton Live In-Depth
- Audio Fundamentals I
- Audio Fundamentals II
- Advanced Production Workflows
- Sound Design with Native Instruments
- Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live
Do you offer payment plans?
Financing options available under $365 per month. Payment plans are available at low interest rates based on credit. Fill out a simple form and we’ll let you know your finance options! Plans are available with terms up to 12 months to match your program. Find out more.
Can I get discounts on equipment or software?
We partner with industry partners so you’ll get access to the best tools in the industry, at a serious discount. ALL online students qualify for an EDU discount at most major retailers, including Sweetwater.
When does the program begin and how long does it last?
Start anytime you like! Once you enroll, our admissions team will get you setup (usually within one business day) and once you get your login info, you’re ready to go! You’ll have access to the courses and the mentorship session credits for up to 12 months.
How much time should I dedicate each week to do well in the program?
We know you’re already busy but you can go as fast or as slow as you have time. We recommend roughly 4+ hours per week per class.
Are the classes live or pre-recorded?
The course materials are available 24/7 as pre-recorded videos and text. The 1-1 sessions are LIVE and are scheduled at YOUR convenience. You’ll see the mentors and their schedules on the booking page - no more emailing back and forth to book time!
How does the mentorship work?
Each course has a list of suggested mentors who know the subject matter and the course materials. Within the class, you can click one link and book time with your mentor of choice. Once scheduled, your mentor will invite you to a live session online. There’s nothing to install or setup—just click the link in the invitation and you’re working within one minute!
What tools do I need before joining the course?
The most important thing you’ll need is your passion for learning and producing music! We recommend you already have the tools (computer, keyboard, headphones, internet connection, DAW etc). If you don’t already have the right gear, use your EDU discounts—provided by Pyramind—to gear up!
Will I be able to release / get signed after this?
We have many label relationships and are constantly connecting students with opportunities. This program will certainly get your music up to the professional level—IF you put in the work yourself. If the work is good, getting signed is definitely a possibility.
Do I have to miss work to catch my sessions?
Not at all. The course materials are available 24/7 so you can learn on your time, at your pace. You’ll see their schedules directly online so you can book at anytime you’re both available!
Can I book with different mentors throughout the program?
Yes! We understand that you will want and need different mentors throughout your experience. Every mentor brings their own personality, skillsets, and scheduling availability to the table. You get to pick which mentor works best for you at any time.
What is included in this program?
9 online classes, 42 hours of one-on-one mentorship, open access to all course content for one full year, education discounts on popular software, access to our online communities, and access to the entire mentorship network of educators.
If I fall behind, can I repeat classes?
Yes! However, with up to 12 months to go through the materials and use your credits, that might not be necessary. If something goes wrong, just reach out to us—we can pause your time and start you back up when the dust settles.
Can I spend my mentor sessions on non-course related issues?
Absolutely! The courses are there for you as a guide and we recommend you follow the curriculum. But if you’re in the middle of a project and need to get 1-1 guidance that’s off-subject, simply book the time and solve the problem!
Do I really get 9 courses and 42 hours of private 1-1 training with ANY mentor in the network for that price?
Yes. Seems crazy but it’s real. The retail value of the 42 hours through our mentorship network is $3200 on its own, so for the extra $795 you’re getting ALL the courses, videos, text and projects, 12 months of anytime access, EDU discounts, and access to our online community.
How do the mentorship credits work?
You’ll receive $3200 worth of credits as part of the program. Some mentors’ time is more valuable than others so some hours are at the lower rate and some are at the higher rate. You can check your balance at anytime and you can use them as you like. If you only book the lower priced sessions you’ll get more than 42 hours! If you book the higher priced sessions, you may get less than 42 hours.
What if I run out of credits?
If you spend them all, congratulations! You are maximizing your time and likely developing at a ridiculously fast rate! If you need more support or just LOVE the experience, simply book time with your favorite mentors directly through the Mentor Network page.
Can I test out of classes if I’m already familiar with subjects?
Once you enroll, you have access to ALL the classes—even classes you think you might not need. We’ve found that many students are actually missing many details—even though they “know the software"—so we recommend you go through all the classes anyway. Regardless, you can still use ALL your mentorship credits on ANY subject. So, if you want to focus on more advanced subjects with your mentors, you can!