One of a Kind
MIW is the area’s #1 training and resource center for recording arts, DJ mixology, digital music production, live sound, music video production, and music business.
For the past 15 years, MIW has successfully trained thousands of students from all walks of life. Our training programs are affordable, comprehensive, and hands-on!
Located in Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood, our state-of-the-art training center is one of the premier facilities of its kind. MIW is widely recognized as a hub of connectivity for the local music community.
Our facility is also used by Columbia College, DePaul University, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Make a Wish Foundation, and countless other schools and organizations to provide training and other activities.
MIW offers the most hands-on activities of any comparable program with small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and beginner through advanced level classes.
MIW -vs- Other Schools
MIW is not like other schools. We focus on one thing - MUSIC!
From the very first day of class you will be emersed in hands-on training that focuses on exactly what you came to learn.
Our courses are designed by some of the top experts in the industry. Many of them are also college professors.
Our facilities are also used by other schools to teach their music recording and production classes (Columbia College, DePaul University, Red Bull Music Academy)
Most schools are not designed to keep up with the constantly changing technology and landscape of today's music industry. MIW provides a learning experience that most schools simply cannot match.
Over the years, some folks have managed to make a few extra bucks by charging for “in-house” training.
Although the training may be held in a recording studio, the teachers are rarely qualified to teach, the curriculum is almost always non-existent, and the facilities are usually not set up properly.
Don’t accept any substitutes for real training. Training is the LAST thing you want to ‘skimp’ on.
There's tons of online training programs and tutorials on the web. Some of it's free, some you have to pay for. You might be able to learn how to fix your faucet online, but there's no substitute for real training when it comes to something as important as your music.
Online training can sometimes be valuable once you already have some skills developed. But when you're trying to learn something like recording, production, or DJ skills for the first time - you really need to dig into some hands-on training with a real, live instructor.
Nothing compares to the real thing when it comes to training.