MENTORSHIP BY SUBJECT
For producers seeking to evolve their sound within a specific subject. Click on the image to learn more about each subject.
Mixing and Mastering
Music Theory & Composition
Vocals, Melody and Top Line Writing
Music for Games and Film
Performance, Artistry and Career
DJing // Turntablism // Controllerism
Music Business // Record Deals // Marketing
Creativity // Inspiration // Artistry
AVID Pro Tools
Logic Pro X
Ableton Live Suite
Game Audio / VR
Game Engine - Unity
Audio for VR
Middleware - FMOD // WWise // Fabric
Click on the questions below for more info
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!