When you stop to think about it, Detroit techno titan Juan Atkins has indirectly taught entire generations of DJs and producers how to ply their trade since the ’80s, so it makes sense for him to finally make his pedagogical status official. And what better place for the learning to happen than in the Motor City itself? With that in mind, Atkins’ non-profit organization is embarking on a joint venture the Detroit Institute of Music Education to offer some lucky students the class of a lifetime. From August 10-13, 2015, DIME will be hosting a series of four sessions in which Atkins will impart his expert knowledge of everything from signal flow and song structure to beat matching and blending.
“I am excited to impart the knowledge that I have acquired over my 35 years of making music,” says Atkins of his course. “I feel that this is my way of giving back to the community and to the youth.”
The cost of the class is $299, and equipment is provided. But as you might guess, space in the classes is limited, so don’t wait too long to make your move. For enrollment info, you can either call DIME at 313-223-1600 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.