Save up to $100 with code SUMMER

Save up to $100 with code SUMMER

Celebrate the unofficial start of our favorite season by snagging your last chance to save up to $100 on epic summer plans.

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Save up to $100 with code SUMMER

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, which means camp season is here! This is the last time you’ll see discounts this deep, so use code SUMMER for $100 off in-person camps and academies, $75 off virtual camps, and $25 off private lessons.

Ends May 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PT. $100 off applies only to camps and academies. $75 off applies only to virtual camps. $25 off applies only to private lessons. Payment plans do not apply to private lessons. Promo code can be applied once per child per program. Promo codes may not be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers.
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Register now, pay later

Register now, pay later

Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

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Register now, pay later

Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

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Add a course, save $50

Add a course, save $50

Automatically save $50 when you buy a second camp or course, whether it’s in another topic or for another child!

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Automatically save $50 when you add courses or siblings!

Pay standard tuition for one student to attend a small-group program and receive $50 off for each additional course or sibling.

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Note: You have the flexibility to add additional courses and siblings at any time during the qualifying term. Your automatic savings will be applied, provided the same account is used for all purchases. Automatic savings do not apply to Online Private Lessons.

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Refer a friend, save $25

Refer a friend, save $25

Register for camp and invite friends to join! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

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Refer a friend and save $25. Your friend will save, too.

Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

Please note:

  • Students you refer cannot have previously attended an online or on-campus program with iD Tech.
  • Referrals must be made prior to the date your friends' sessions start.
  • New students must enter your unique
  • Refer-a-Friend referral code at the time of registration. Refer-a-Friend savings does not apply to Online Private Lessons.

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Music Production with GRAMMY-Winning Producers from 1500 Sound Academy (In-Person)

  • Price: $4,899
  • Age: 13 - 17
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Academies | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Two-week program

About This Course

Unleash your inner composer with 1500 Sound Academy, the music entertainment educator that’s cultivating the talent of future producers and musicians! You’ll get to the heart of music production in this course developed by GRAMMY-winning musicians, Larrance Dopson and James Fauntleroy, winner of Best R&B Song (2014, 2018) and credited on hit albums with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Bruno Mars. Your iD certified rockstar instructor will guide you through the curriculum which includes video masterclasses from industry experts. The ability to create music from scratch is right at your fingertips with the Novation Launchkey, a powerful MIDI keyboard with customizable knobs and light-touch drum pads. Combined with Ableton Live, you’ll dial up your music theory and design your own emotionally-charged chart-topper, complete with energized drum beats. Whether you dream of producing Beyoncé’s next hit album or becoming an indie musician, you’ll take a seat at the soundboard and set up your own music portfolio on SoundCloud to kickstart your career. 

Scholarships are available based on need.
NOTE: This course is for teen students and is not the same as 1500 Sound Academy’s postsecondary program.

Topics Covered

  • Learn to use Ableton Live, one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
  • Understand key music mixing concepts like EQ, reverb, and delay
  • Use music theory fundamentals to create your own emotionally-charged songs
  • Build your own beat while learning the best uses for hi hats, kicks, and snares
  • Develop a portfolio of music projects to jumpstart your online fanbase and make your college apps pop"

Earn a Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, iD Tech and 1500 Sound Academy grant a certificate of completion to participants. 

  • Certificate recognizing your skills and success

  • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs

  • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers

  • Designated office hours for additional help and advice


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With an expert blend of live instruction, video insights, and interactive experimentation, this course empowers teens of all learning styles to thrive as they pursue songwriting, recording, and producing. Your teen will have the opportunity to actively follow along with their instructor as they play chords and learn notes, instead of just watching and listening. They’ll build finger dexterity, improve their sense of timing, and gain confidence in their ability to execute their creative visions.

By establishing music theory and production fundamentals in this course, your teen will build a foundation to pursue college majors like Sound Engineering, Sound Design, Electronic Music Production, Music Technology, Music Business, Music Theory and Composition, and so much more. Music consumption is at an all-time high thanks to popular streaming services like Spotify, which has helped create a multi-billion-dollar industry encompassing production, distribution, concerts, album sales, and streaming. We can’t wait to prepare your music-minded teen for the world of opportunity that awaits them in college and beyond.

Yes! Teens of all skill levels will benefit from this program.

This course is taught by iD Tech instructors.

Yes. Your teen’s tuition includes a Novation Launchkey, a powerful MIDI keyboard with customizable knobs and light-touch drum pads. 

At our on-campus programs, students get inspired by iconic architecture, learn in our next-gen labs, and get a taste of collegiate life. With our small classes, your child will progress at their own pace with the hottest software and hardware, while learning from carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.

As the only STEM educator rooted in 23+ years of legendary camp traditions, we know that when learning is fun, kids and teens stick with it! At camp, students build relationships in a fun and inclusive campus setting, and in between sessions in the labs, can be found diving into high-energy outdoor games and video game tournaments, and bonding over legendary iD traditions like raffles, pie-your-instructor Fridays, and so much more. 

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