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by the masters

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One-year music program with world class mentors.

Los Angeles Music School
Now Accepting Applications for 2023/24 School Year

LAAMP is a Music Academy Bringing Together the Best:
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We will handpick 45 music students for our on-site program in Santa Monica based on skill, personality, and drive. You will learn to collaborate under the guidance of some of the most accomplished mentors in popular music. You will not be sitting in a classroom—you will make music every day.

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Tor Hermansen, Stargate producer & LAAMP co-founder
Artist Charli XCX
Artist Justin Tranter
Emily Warren
Artist Jozzy Dope By Accident

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Welcome to LAAMP

Welcome to the Los Angeles Academy for Artists and Music Production (LAAMP), where we offer a one-year music program focused on recording contemporary pop music. Our program is designed to bring together talented music producers, artists, and songwriters to collaborate, learn, and grow in a dynamic creative environment.

At the LAAMP Music School, we believe that our program sets us apart from other music programs. We don't just teach you about other people's music; we select the most talented producers, artists, and songwriters to work directly with our founders, Stargate Music producers Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, and other proven industry icons each week to produce high-quality, original music. Our hands-on approach to learning music is what makes LAAMP unique.

At LAAMP, we understand that aspiring artists need more than just technical skills to succeed in the music industry. That's why we offer a comprehensive program that covers everything from songwriting and music production to marketing and music business essentials. Our program is based in Santa Monica, and we have the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, bring decades of experience producing hit songs for artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Coldplay. and Katy Perry. In addition, we have guest mentors such as Diplo, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Emily Warren, Jozzy, Justin Tranter, Jenna Andrews, John Shanks, Kosine, Tayla Parx, Nick Rafeal, Cirkut, Jay Brown, Ali Tamposi, Autumn Rose, Loose Change, David Stewart, John Cunningham, Jason Flom, Caroline Ailin, John Shanks, Benny Blanco, and many others who offer valuable insights and guidance to our students.

Our Santa Monica campus boasts 16 state-of-the-art recording studios where students work collaboratively with music producers, artists, and songwriters to produce songs each week. Our students receive hands-on instruction from our accomplished mentors in popular music. Our students' songs are reviewed by our mentors each week, providing valuable feedback and insights to help our students become better artists, musicians, songwriters, and producers. There have been writing assignments using music from Afrojack, Stargate, Lava Records and other labels looking for the next big artist or hit song.

Our music production workshops cover topics such as DAW templates and plugins, vocal chains, comping, and mixing, while our songwriting workshops teach students song structure, toplining, melodies, and how to craft catchy hooks and titles needed to write hit songs. But we don’t stop there - we try to answer the one question we always get, “what does it take to make it in the music business?” So in addition to teaching hit song making, we also offer music business workshops covering topics such as record deals, publishing, touring, music video production, as well as music distribution and algorithms driving self-publishing platforms like Spotify. We hold workshops on management with proven managers, record label workshops with current A&R executives, as well as publishers, and music attorneys to help students understand what deals they may be able to achieve.

We also understand that success in the music industry requires more than just production talent. That's why we bring in vocal teachers, media trainers, social media experts, and live performance mentors to help students develop their live performance skills. In addition to recording music in our state-of-the-art recording studio, we provide social media and video production training, and hold quarterly live showcases at coveted Los Angeles venues, giving our students the opportunity to perform in front of industry professionals, peers and music fans.

But we don't just stop at teaching technical and business skills. We also provide opportunities for our students to connect with industry professionals and get real-world experience. Through our relationships with record labels, music publishers, and other industry players, our students have the chance to showcase their talents and get feedback from some of the biggest names in the business. We're proud to say that we've even signed some students to publishing deals with Stargate Music.

Whether you're looking to become a solo artist, session musician, songwriter, or producer, our program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. With our hands-on approach to learning and access to some of the biggest names in the music industry, LAAMP Music is the perfect place for aspiring artists to progress their careers. While other music schools have great professors, we believe that we have relationships with some of the best music talent in the business who have given their time to work with artists, music, producers, and songwriters of the next generation.

In addition to the 45 students who attend our Santa Monica campus, we  offer a cutting-edge online program where students from all over the world can collaborate and make music each week. Online students are grouped with classmates and mentors and work together to produce high-quality music. Their songs are  reviewed by our industry mentors, providing valuable feedback and insights. It’s amazing to watch our students collaborate from different countries all over the world and come together each week to produce songs that can compete with our onsite class and professional artists we’ve worked with in our past. We are very proud of what our online students can produce, especially given different time zones, equipment, and other challenges of a virtual studio environment.

So, if you're considering music schools like NYU Steinhardt, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Berklee College of Music, USC Thornton School of Music, or The Juilliard School, but you want a more hands-on environment, please consider LAAMP as your alternative music academy that can provide a unique experience that blends creativity, collaboration, and mentorship from the industry's top talents. Besides, we're located right next to the beach in Santa Monica, giving you the most intoxicating environment to produce the best music you've ever dreamed you could make.

And now, we’re introducing our LAAMP Subscription Service ( Due to the great volume of applications we receive each year, we have decided to make a selective library of our mentor videos and music workshop ecourses available to a wider audience with our new on-demand LAAMP music subscription.  You can access the LAAMP music subscription via our website and iOS App. With the LAAMP subscription, you can watch mentor videos and workshops covering topics such as music production, songwriting, artist tips and more. You can also access student playlists, and connect with student profiles to collaborate and create music.

Our music programs are designed to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a musician, songwriter, music producer or artist, and prepare you for a successful career in the music industry. Contact us today to learn more about the LAAMP Music School located in Los Angeles, California and Apply now for the 2023/24 school year.