Welcome to our formalized training program, WAM Academy.

WAM Academy is four courses:

  • Level 1 – Basic Audio Production – TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED
  • Level 2a – Studio Recording & Production / 2b – Mixing & Signal Processing
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals Part I – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals Part II

Location: Lectures will happen online for Level 1 only, with hands-on classes happening in person at WAM’s San Francisco studio and WAMO, an educational lab in Oakland.

  • WAMO – 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland. 
  • WAM’s – San Francisco Recording Studio, 542 Natoma St, San Francisco.

* Proof of vaccination and mask are required.

Ticket Info:

Each course is available at General and Membership pricing.

Members get discounts! Become a WAM member here!

Already a Member? Please email Daniela Rodriguez for your Discount code.

Check out the breakdown below to learn more about each course. 

Click each course banner to learn more!


Women’s Audio Mission courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender-expansive individuals. There are limited spots available in our classes, and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (cisgender or transgender), nonbinary, or gender-expansive, you reconsider enrolling in the class. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat in the class, that is one less woman, non-binary, or gender-expansive individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

Proof of vaccination and mask are required for in-person meetings.


Pro Tools Fundamentals Part 2

November 5th-6th

The Pro Tools Fundamentals II course expands upon the Pro Tools Fundamentals I course and includes using MIDI, virtual instruments, and additional recording and mixing tools. Instructor – Mary Ann Zahorsky Saturday 11/5 – Sunday 11/6 Location:WAMO facility, located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland *Proof of vaccination and mask are required. … Read more

Pro Tools Fundamentals Part 1

October 22nd - October 23rd

The Pro Tools Fundamentals Part I course introduces basic concepts, common workflows, and essential tools for recording, editing, and mixing in Pro Tools. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording audio and MIDI, importing and exporting audio, editing session media, navigating your session, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize … Read more

Level 2a – Studio Recording & Production / 2b – Mixing & Signal Processing

November 1, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Level 2a – Studio Recording & Production Studio Recording and Production, including Large Format Console Signal Flow & Patchbays, Auxes & Inserts, Headphone Mixes, and Mic placement techniques. Instructor – Mary Ann Zahorsky Tuesdays: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Location: WAM’s SF Recording Studio at 542 Natoma St, San … Read more