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.


July Member Meeting – Sound check at Local Sirens July 26

*WAM Member exclusive* Join us for Sound Check at Local Sirens July 26, 2017! Come shadow WAM’s professional engineers fo a live sound check at Rickshaw Stop, before our Local Sirens show with Siri, Ah Mer Ah Su, Simmi, and Arumi (dj set)! Sound check at 5:00pm After sound check, please stick around for the incredible … Read more

WAM LEVEL 1 – Intro to Recording and Audio Production

Date/Time: 8 Wednesday evenings (8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11) from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location: WAM Studio, 542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA  94103 Price: $275 for members. $375 for non-members. Learn audio recording and production in a professional recording studio environment!   In this 8-class series you will: Gain an … Read more

Live Sound Workshop at Rickshaw Stop with Soar

September 16, 2017 | 11:00am-5pm

Date/Time: September 16, 2017 11:00am – 5:00pm with a lunch break Location: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, San Francisco CA 94102 Price: Early bird special $50 for WAM members/ $75 for non-members After August 15th, prices will be $60 for WAM members/ $85 for non-members   This class is open to anyone who is woman-identified … Read more