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Digital Music Production Classes with music producer Alfie Macias

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - July 27 @ 10:00 pm

Learn to work with professional Digital Audio Work Station (DAW) Ableton Live software and professional audio production equipment.

Youth Art Exchange has offered arts programs to San Francisco public high school artists for over 20 years. Starting in 2021 we are offering paid art classes to support our free arts programs for youth. By participating in this class you will learn to work with professional Digital Audio Work Station (DAW) Ableton Live software and professional audio production equipment, while supporting youth artists! No experience necessary, and all materials are included.

These classes will meet in person at our youth and community arts hub, space, at 5137 Mission in the Excelsior on Tuesdays in July from 6pm-8pm.

Included materials: Miditech i2-mini 32 MIDI Keyboard Controller. There is no material cost, but you can buy the midi controller at the end.

You will need: a computer that can run Ableton Live 10 (system requirements). Or, use one of ours for the duration of the class!

Cost: $390

Do you live in the Excelsior? Use 94112love for $15 off

Alfie Macias is Youth Art Exchange (YAX)’s faculty music production and traditional percussion artist. He teaches Music Production after school and in school at Leadership High School.

Alfie Macias teaches music production as well as Afro-Brazilian drumming and percussion ensemble. He has studied and performed with noted percussionists Gamo Paz and Jorge Alabe from Brazil, and locally with Carlos Aceituno, Zeke Neally and Kwaku Dady as well as ensembles including Aguas de Bahia and Fogo Na Roupa. He is an accomplished salsa dance instructor and also teaches with Loco Bloco, the San Francisco Arts Education Project and Project Avary, a summer arts camp for at-risk youth. Alfie was the musical director of both Loco Bloco & is the musical director of the dance company Sambaxé. He and his drumming students regularly collaborate with Sambaxé. Alfie has been with Youth Art Exchange since 2006. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

This event supports Youth Art Exchange’s space arts hub. space is an interactive art making and exhibition space accessible to youth and community members of all ages. The “x” in space is related to exchange, experimentation, Excelsior, and x as a variable. Visit us at the heart of the Excelsior at 5137 Mission Street, at Mission & Geneva.

Transformed from a meat market (Chuck’s Market) that was shuttered for nearly a decade, this space is focused on creative exchange between artists and community. It is an active arts center by Youth Art Exchange with free classes and programming for San Francisco public high school students, workshops, a youth printshop, an art gallery, community meeting space, and venue rentals.


July 6 @ 7:00 pm
July 27 @ 10:00 pm
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Youth Art Exchange’s [x]space arts hub
5137 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112 United States
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