WAM provides rigorous, hands-on training in professional audio and the recording arts in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women instructors. 

Introduction to Audio Production & Recording – WAM Level 1 Certificate – Beginner

Consists of 8 sessions in WAM’s studio and covers the following outline:

  1. Science of Sound
  2. Signal flow and the Recording Chain
  3. Microphones
  4. Digital Audio and recording with Digital Audio Workstations
  5. Basic Audio Connection and Soldering

Professional Studio Recording – WAM Level 2 Certificate – Intermediate

Consists of 8 sessions in WAM’s studio and covers the following outline:

  1. Signal Processing
  2. Large Format Consoles
  3. Microphone Placement Techniques
  4. Studio Session

Live Sound Reinforcement

Learn the basics of live sound with an industry veteran at a professional music venue (Rickshaw Stop). Spend the day focusing on live sound techniques while working with a live band.

Master Classes

  1. Podcasting
  2. Anatomy of a Mix
  3. Location Sound for Television
  4. Building a Microphone
  5. Introduction to Ableton Live and Electronic Music Production, etc.


Introduction to Electronic Music Production

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Date/Time: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM Location: Women’s Audio Mission Studio (542 – 544 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). Near civic center bart. Cost: $65 for WAM members, $85 non-members. Grab your tickets here!  Join Women’s Audio Mission for Introduction to Electronic Music Production in which we’ll cover the basics of how to navigate and use … Read more

Pro Tools 101

Mondays, May 7th, May 14th, and May 21st | 6:30-9:00pm

       Date/Time: Three Mondays (5/7, 5/14, 5/21) 6:30-9:00pm Location: WAM OAKLAND – 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite #3A, Oakland, CA 94601 Price: $80 for WAM Members, $100 for non-members Grab your tickets here!  Pro Tools 101 teaches the fundamentals of using a Pro Tools system, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. Learn to … Read more

Level Set with Women of Facebook Sound + Design

March 8th, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

Date/Time: Thursday, March 8 – 6pm – 9 pm Location: Facebook – 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Free for WAM members – rsvp here!  Join women from the Facebook Sound Design team for an evening of demos and conversation about music, sound design, and audio production in the technology field. From Interaction Sound Design to … Read more