Music Production Course

Learn to produce music or get release-ready. Work on either Ableton or Logic Pro X with the guidance of our expert tutors.


What makes Pirate Studios unique is that you’ll always have access to the same equipment you’re learning on, whenever you want. No need to invest in your own kit.


3 HOURS

Get to grips with typical methods and workflows in our beginner-friendly taster course, using either Logic Pro X or Ableton.

This music production course is for anyone with an interest in creating their own track, or simply trying a new DAW. No experience necessary.

From £119.00


7 HOURS

An intensive crash course taking you through skills from the music production program from Beginner to Advanced.

Perfect if you have existing experience and want quick, extensive progress. Choose to learn on either Ableton or Logic Pro X.

From £249.00


MOST POPULAR 3 HOURS

Curious about producing music with Logic Pro X or Ableton but unsure where to begin? Our beginner course is a solid introduction.

Ideal for anyone interested in creating their own tracks using samples, midi instruments and drums.

From £119.00

6 HOURS

Know the basics of music production but want to be more confident and well-rounded with your technique?

Our intermediate course is just the ticket. We offer this course in either Logic Pro X or Ableton.

From £229.00

6 HOURS

Want to hone your craft as a producer using Logic Pro X or Ableton? Get release-ready with our in-depth music production course for experienced creators.

Suitable for those who want mentorship and insider knowledge.

From £320.00


3 HOURS

Flying solo? Enjoy a custom lesson on any aspect of music production, using either Logic Pro X or Ableton.

Ideal as a focused, trouble-shooting ‘refresher’ session for one.

From £119.00

3 HOURS

A masterclass for up to four people on any aspect of music production, using either Logic Pro X or Ableton.

This focused, trouble-shooting ‘refresher’ session is great for friends at the same level.

From £198.00 for two people

Learn on the best

You'll master industry-standard DAWs, such as Ableton or Logic Pro X, and use the latest Focusrite, SE Electronics, and Novation equipment for recording.

What our students say

I loved the lesson with Ronnie! He explained everything really clearly, was supportive and was a really fun class. He was super encouraging and well planned. I definitely want to do another lesson now.

Jacqui — Bristol

Awesome academy! Top quality facilities and staff. Would highly recommend to anyone whether you are just starting in the industry or looking to advance your skills.

Benedict — London
Great music production course! It really helped me get my head around basic EQing, compression and arrangement. My tracks are sounding so much cleaner now.

Tomas — SE London

Give the gift of music

Our gift cards make a flexible, creative gift for anyone. Choose from a range of denominations — they can be put towards any Academy course, masterclass or simply time in any Pirate studio.


Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find help relating to our production courses and masterclasses. If you’re looking for general Pirate Studios support, you’ll find it here.

Which Pirate Studios offer have music production courses?

Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. We’re adding more production studios to other locations soon, so watch this space.

When do courses take place?

We work around you! After you’ve chosen a course and paid, you’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to a student profile to fill out. We can usually honour your first or second choice of date, depending on the location chosen. If you’d like to know availability prior to purchase, drop the team an email with the details and we’ll check our system.

How are the courses and lessons taught?

We have two types of DJ and production courses, individual and group.

Individual courses offer one-to-one tutoring, so you can take your time mastering the basics, or really drill down into specific techniques.

The group courses are for two to four people that want to learn together in a group environment. You’ll also get the most out of it you’re all at a similar level.

Looking for something different for a corporate event or team building activity? We run memorable, energy-filled sessions for groups of 10+ people. Learn more.

Which genres will I be able work on?

Anything goes! Our tutors have experience with anything from drum and bass, to jungle and house and techno, pop and R&B. All you need to do is provide your preferred genre(s) with when filling out your student profile so we have an idea of the sort of styles you like ahead of the session.

Do I need any production experience?

Not at all. Our beginner sessions are designed for those with zero experience, whilst our intermediate and advanced sessions are for those looking to fine-tune their output. Check out the detailed course descriptions to find out which is most suitable for your skill level.

Is there a minimum age to take a Pirate Studios course?

All ages are welcome, but we ask if you’re booking for someone under 14 — or you yourself are — that you please contact us first. This ensures we can match you with a DBS certified tutor with experience of teaching younger musicians.

It’s also worth pointing out our decks are set at about 4ft off the ground, and students must be able to reach these comfortably.

What happens after I pay for my session online?

After you’ve chosen a course and paid, you’ll be sent a confirmation email with a link to a student profile form to fill out. This will fire your preferences over to us, and we’ll match you with the right tutor. As all of our courses are highly personalised to your needs, we need at least 72 hours notice in between your booking and preferred date.

Can I give a course or masterclass as a gift?

Yes! We offer gift cards to purchase in a range of denominations. You can view your options here. On purchase, you’ll receive an email that you can forward to the lucky recipient when the time is right. They can then use the code against anything they like in our online store.

How do I get my free studio credit?

After the session we’ll be sending you a feedback form and codes for your next studio booking, so keep an eye on your inbox.

Not received it? Reach out to the team at academy@pirate.com.

What is your refund policy?

We get it, things change. You can reschedule or cancel your booking via email, for free, up to 48 hours before the session. If you reschedule or cancel less than 48 hours before the session, payments are non-refundable.

Unfortunately, if you arrive late for your session, please note we cannot reschedule or refund the booking.

If for any reason we have to reschedule or cancel your booking, we'll contact you by email or telephone. We'll offer you an alternative course/tutor or a refund.

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