Adult Classes

StudioLab for Adults (Virtual Class) 

Instructors: Debra G, Claire Altendahl, Jenny Case & Sam Stahlmann 

Calling all folks interested in learning the basics of recording, production and collaborative songwriting; this class is for you! This four hour class will be chock full of the basics of how to write, record and mix a song; all while collaborating virtually.  You will use Soundtrap to interactively learn the basics of recording MIDI instruments. Then, in a group of 2-3, along with a band coach, you will write a song in Soundtrap using all the virtual instruments, beats, loops and more that are built into the software. We’ll also have a guest performer over our ‘dinner break’ and have lots of time for interaction, movement and more! 

A typical class will have the following activities:  

4-4:30pm:  Welcome assembly 
4:30-5:15pm: Soundtrap Workshop 
5:15-6pm: Studio Time- writing your own song in a group! 
6-6:45pm: Dinner break with a guest performance w/ Q&A  
6:45-7pm: Sing And Sweat Group Activity 
7-7:45pm: Studio Time 
7:45-8pm: Share 

No previous musical experience is necessary AND no previous recording, production or Soundtrap experience is required. Laptops, WiFi and headphones are required, but you are welcome to borrow one of our laptops and headphone sets as needed. Classes are held in a stimulating, virtual environment filled with collaboration.   Classes will take place over a video call (most likely using Zoom). 

Who:   Women (cis and trans) and nonbinary folks, ages 18+ 
Where: On your computer! Join us in your best sweatpants! 
Tuition: $100 w/ sliding scale tuition is available (details below) 
When: Dates coming soon!

Participants are allowed (and encouraged!) to sign up for both sessions. They will be very similar in content but we know you’ll get a TON out of both sessions.
Please email Sam with any questions! 

Tuition

As an intersectional feminist organization, we continually work to recognize and help dismantle the ways in which systems of oppression impact our work and the lives of our program participants, their families and the larger community. We strive to make classes accessible to all applicants, regardless of their economic resources. Through annual fundraising and donations from grants, sponsors and individuals, we work to keep tuition as low as possible by using a “sliding scale” model for program tuition. In the sliding scale model, you determine your tuition based on your resources available.   

The chart below offers suggested tuition rates based on a household’s shared annual income, assuming 1-3 folks in the household. Tuition may also be made in installments. We know that some folks face financial challenges for which they are under- or unsupported, such as extreme medical costs, costs to support those with disabilities, costs related to transitioning, and more, and that all folks’ resources, and access to resources, look different. Please select the tuition that is most appropriate, given your situation. At the same, time, please be thoughtful about paying what you can — we rely heavily on tuition to make our programs happen and to provide the best instructors possible.  It is in the spirit of the sliding scale model, and in the spirit of community, to pay what we can, when we can. We also offer a scholarship that is outlined below. 

Yearly Household Income Suggested Tuition Amount Tuition Example 

$99k+

Full Tuition + Fairness Fund Contribution $125
$60-$98k

Full Tuition

$100

$41-$59k

65-85% of Tuition $65-85

$31-$40k

40-65% of Tuition $40-65

$30k and under

10-40% of Tuition  $10-40

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are able to, we invite you to contribute to our Fairness Fund by paying a little more. Any amount beyond the highest tuition rate is considered a gift that is tax deductible, and will help another participant attend through our scholarships.  

We See You Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to all campers who identify as any of the following: 

  • people of color 
  • indigenous 
  • trans 
  • genderqueer 
  • gender nonconforming 
  • nonbinary 
  • people with disabilities 

We are offering this new scholarship in order to better serve and reflect our Twin Cities community. To apply for this scholarship, please email Sam (sam@sherocksherock.com) to let us know why you are interested in this scholarship. She will then send you directions for registration.