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.


May Member Meeting- Intro to Music Supervision

May 18th, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18th 6:30-8:30pm Location: Women’s Audio Mission, 542-544 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103 FREE for WAM Members! This workshop will serve as an introduction to music supervision and lisenscing. Participants will be taken through a day in a life of a music supervisor. Taught by Brooke Wentz of The Rights Workshop ( … Read more

Wireless Mics 101 – An Essential Skill for Live Sound Engineers!

April 12, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

FREE FOR WAM MEMBERS! Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Location: Women’s Audio Mission Studio (542-544 Natoma St, San Francisco CA 94103) Learn how to set up and maintain a bullet proof wireless signal for your gig from veteran audio engineer Lisa Woodward! This is an essential skill for live sound engineers. This class will … Read more

Intro to Public Radio and Podcast Production – Sundays 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Mar 12, 19 AND 26 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Radio Production 101: Intro to Public Radio Production Date/Time: Sundays  3/12 (WAM) 3/19 (KALW) 3/26 (WAM)  Noon – 4:00PM Locations: First Session 3/12 at WAM Studio (542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA 94103) Second Session 3/19 at KALW  (500 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA 94134)  Third Session 3/26 at WAM Studio (542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA … Read more