Production Masterclass

A truly unique learning experience in electronic music education. The Toolroom Academy Masterclass is a bespoke, 1-1 mentoring programme aimed at those who are truly serious about their music career.

This face-to-face programme is taught in London and New York. No time is wasted in your time with us – the syllabus is built entirely around your needs as a new artist.

We start with a true diagnosis of your current production levels; your intended positioning in the market; your social media profile and general knowledge about the industry. From this, we build out a personalised programme.

Each week you’ll benefit from individual production lessons alongside weekly, detailed professional A&R feedback and an intensive mentoring programme. The intention is for you to learn how to create professional tracks- that are ready to get signed.

  • Learn in the DAW of your choice
  • Learn via 1-1 production sessions with renowned producers
  • Get intensive 1-1 A&R feedback
  • Benefit from mentoring on marketing, social media, and building your career
  • Study in London or New York
  • Approved by the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM)
  • Unparalleled graduate success rate

The Learning Experience

Bespoke Programme

Each Masterclass student gets a syllabus designed for them based on what they need. No time is wasted spent on things you already know.

1-1 Teaching

Rather than being part of a group – and learning at the pace of other people – you get totally focused, 1-1 teaching throughout the entire programme.

Continuous Feedback

Every week you’ll get detailed, granular feedback on your music from an industry A&R. This keeps you on track and speeds up your learning.

Career Development

You leave the programme with a personalised marketing plan and a clear action plan for the next steps in your music career.


  • "I wrote three records with the Toolroom Academy. All three were signed by my target record labels."
    Tenova | Student - Toolroom Academy Production Masterclass (UK)
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  • "Not many schools allow you access to professional A&R feedback."
    Redux Saints | Student - Toolroom Academy Production Masterclass (LA/UK)
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  • "From the first phone call, the first visit, you realise they have such a great team over there."
    Camille | Student - Toolroom Academy Production Masterclass (UK)
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London/Toolroom HQ
  • Learn with D.Ramirez at his London studios
  • Attend Toolroom HQ in Kent for mentoring sessions
New York
  • Learn with Funkagenda at his New York studios
  • Attend 1-1 mentoring sessions via Skype

Course Tutors

  • D.Ramirez (London)
    For his entire career, D.Ramirez is a name that has been synonymous with cutting edge and beautifully produced House music. A true genre pioneer within Tech House, he has written underground anthems and crossover tracks, including the legendary tracks ‘Downpipe’ with Mark Knight, ‘Yeah Yeah’ with Bodyrox and more recently ‘Retreat’ on Crosstown Rebels. As a producer and studio engineer, his knowledge and reputation is unparalleled.
  • Funkagenda (New York)
    Often known as the ‘producer’s producer’, Funkagenda is known in the electronic music community for his technical prowess and creativity in the studio. This Grammy nominated artist has worked with mainstream acts like the Black Eyed Peas whilst also maintaining a release schedule in the underground. A key factor in the rise of Toolroom Records, he has a back catalogue of Beatport numbers 1s across a variety of sounds and a reputation as a true innovator in the studio.
  • Pete Griffiths (A&R)
    With over ten years service at Toolroom and 20 years’ music industry experience, Pete has played an instrumental role in making Toolroom what is today. Having scouted numerous Beatport top tens and discovered many acclaimed artists, he has an expert voice in identifying hooks, improving arrangement and ensuring tracks are 100% ready for commercial release. Some of the artists Pete A&Rs for include Mark Knight, Weiss, Prok & Fitch and Adrian Hour.
Take the next step

We’ll be in contact to discuss the syllabus and your production ambitions, plus info on start dates & pricing.

Please send us a message using the form below, and someone from the Toolroom Academy will get back to you within 24 hours.

Give us a call – (+44)01622 673676