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 – Tuesdays 8/27 – 10/15

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 6 sessions. Learn to use the gear and systems in WAM’s professional recording studio: from large format consoles to patch bays, headphone systems, microphone selection and techniques, and signal processors (EQ, dynamic and time-based processing). Learn the signal flow and how to properly connect gear in a multi-room recording studio. Level 2 will cover the following outline:

  1. Recording in a Professional Studio – 5/7 & 5/14
  2. Microphone Placement Techniques – 6/4 & 6/11
  3. Mixing and Signal Processing – 7/9 & 7/16

Live Sound Reinforcement – 4/20 & 4/21

will be offered again in Fall 2019

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

Master Classes


WAM Member Meeting – Join The Chorus: Women in Audio

May 8 | 6pm - 9pm

REGISTER HERE Date/Time: Wed, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Dropbox HQ, 333 Brannan St. SF, CA 94107 Presented by Women of Facebook Sound+Design & Women’s Audio Mission. Hosted by Dropbox Design. We know the statistics and we’ve read the think pieces. Why aren’t there more women in audio? It’s good to be a group of individuals … Read more

Introduction to Electronic Music Production – Fall, 2019

Exact dates TBA

Date: Exact date TBD. Course will take place in December. Location: WAM Oakland, 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland CA 94601 Join Women’s Audio Mission for Introduction to Electronic Music Production in which we’ll cover the basics of how to navigate and use Ableton Live including: Understanding the Session/Arrangement views How to use clips Adding effects Editing Recording … Read more

Pro Tools 101 – 3 Wednesdays, Fall 2019

November 6, 14, 21 | 6:30pm - 9pm

Date/Time: November 6th, 14th, and 21st, from 6:30pm – 9pm Location: WAM OAKLAND – 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite #3A, Oakland, CA 94601 Price: $80 for WAM Members, $100 for non-members REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN FALL 2019 Pro Tools 101 teaches the fundamentals of using a Pro Tools system, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. … Read more