The UPA after school program is for serious young producers looking to broaden their horizons early on. Self-taught producers and any with prior experience between the ages of 15-18 are encouraged to apply, and must have at least some basic set up of their own.

Students work on building their studio set ups, learn home recording techniques, workflows, arranging, composition, basic electronics, basic acoustics, soldering, building midi controllers, synthesis, analog/digital hybrid production workflows, music video production and more.

Depending on their abilities some applicants also produce singles, EPS and albums with mentors at the UPA.

  • Scott Hampton w/ Student

  • Randall Dunn, Raz Mesinai & Shahzad Ismaily

  • controller building at the UPA

  • Dave Q on marketing

  • Hprizm

  • Class of June ’16

  • Scotty Hard

  • Class on vocal performance

  • Raz Mesinai, Val Jeanty, HPrizm

  • Producing beats with Hprizm

  • Shahzad Ismaily

  • Class of Sept. ’14

  • vocal workshop

  • HPrizm, Raz Mesinai, Siddiq Booker

  • HP, Honeychild, Screechy Dan

  • Val Jeanty and students

  • Scotty Hard’s studio

Featured Mentors:

Scotty Hard, Raz Mesinai, HPrizm, Val Jeanty, HoneyChild Coleman

And more TBA…

Program Length: Monthly ongoing
Mentor Sessions: 8 (2 per week/weekends) 90 minutes
Support: Assignment guidance
Check-ins to clarify topics and ensure progress
Technical support
Availability: Online
In the Field (NYC)
Class Size: private + group workshops
Tuition: $1,700 per month (2 classes per week)
Start Date: March, 1, 2022. Dates and times are flexible