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.


Intro to Audio Production & Recording – WAM LEVEL 1

Thursday evenings, February 16, 2017 - April 6, 2017 | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Date/Time: 8 Thursday evenings (2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6) from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location: WAM Studio, 542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA 94103 Learn audio recording and production in a professional recording studio environment! In this 8-class series you will: Gain an understanding of the physics and science behind … Read more

WAM Level 2 – Recording in a Professional Studio

March 4th and 5th, 2017 | Noon - 5:00pm

Learn to use all of the gear and systems in WAM’s professional recording studio. From large format consoles to patch bays, complex headphone systems, microphones and signal processors. Learn the signal flow and how to properly connect gear in a multi-room recording studio. Pre-requisite: WAM Level 1 or equivalent basic recording training Price: $100 members, … Read more

WAM Presents: Live Sound Workshop at Rickshaw Stop

February 18, 2017 | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Date/Time: February 18, 2017 11:00am – 5:00pm with a lunch break Location: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St, San Francisco CA 94102 Price: $75 for WAM members/ $100 for non-members This class is open to anyone who is woman-identified (transgender or cisgender)), non-binary or gender non-conforming. Here’s your chance to gain knowledge in live sound in … Read more