Beat Labs Music Education

Musicians, designers, coders with experience teaching in over 20 schools around the world.



We develop apps designed for music creation, jamming, education


Beatshop Labs

Where music listeners become music makers.

"We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams"


 We teach our classes with an entertaining curriculum style using technology to engage our students, and then we transfer those principles over to our designs and development process for music software and games. Prototyping, developing and implementing software and games in the classroom helps students create, learn and explore in fun, fast paced environments. Using modern music production techniques and concepts, we make learning about music as fun as playing a game for all ages and demographics - we make music happen by turning listeners into (beat) makers.

SLICR: Beat Slicing Production tool for iOS

Slicr is a beat making tool developed by professional beat-makers, developers, music production teachers from SAE Institute/Ex'pression College and inspired by our students at Beatshop Labs. Slicr lets musicians pro and amateur slice sounds and loops with a few taps. In seconds, players can begin jamming to their favorite songs, create new songs through remixing, or load in their own sample libraries and start from scratch. Electronic producer & DJ, MR.CARMACK has teamed up with Beatshop Labs to bring fans an exclusive look into how he makes music and his sound collection.

Through our experience teaching music technology, we design and develop music software and games for iPad and iPhone/iPod to help students learn in fun, fast paced environments like our educational rhythm game, Cookie Beats. Using modern music equipment and concepts, we make learning about music as fun as playing a game! We turn music listeners and lovers into music makers.

What you'll learn

  • Beat-Making in Ableton & Reason 
  • DJing

  • Sound Design

  • Sampling
  • Recording

  • Mixing/Mastering


San Francisco, Oakland, Boston



Beat Labs are affordable electronic music programs for aspiring Producers/DJs in the San Francisco Bay Area who want to explore technology and music. We teach beat-making, DJing, mixing, mastering, and sound design. At the end of each session we make a Soundcloud mix with all the students beats.



  • Classes of 5+ students: $100/ (4) 1-hour classes

  • Private lessions: $35/hr


Email to schedule a class