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    Develop and Expand Your Guitar or Bass Skills Online

    The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media is excited to offer the Online Certificate in Music and Technology for Ottawa musicians. The program is specifically designed to provide a hands-on approach to music and technology education - all from the comfort of your home.

    This online certificate offers a focus in either:

    The nationally accredited Online Music and Technology Certificate consists of 36 credits that are fully transferable to the Associate of Applied Science in Music and Technology Degree.

    Financial aid is available for those that qualify.

    This program is perfect for Ottawa musicians and producers that want to elevate their skillset and learn how to work in the industry because, as we said, the course is 100% online.The program is designed for the intermediate instrumentalist who also wishes to gain knowledge in the field of recording and engineering, in order to open opportunities in today’s ever-changing music industry.

    Our online music classes will fully prepare you for the style, workload, and expectations of the music industry.

    If you're a musician that wants to master your instrument and learn the top insider techniques when it comes to recording, mixing, and mastering, then AIMM's Online Music and Technology Certificate is perfect for you.

    Check out the video below for a taste of what AIMMLife is like, even for Ottawa musicians outside of our Atlanta campus. 

    AIMM is an online music school that is excited to offer Ottawa students a world music perspective that will help develop new and existing skills and lead to successful music careers.

    For Ottawa musicians looking to expand their music education online, AIMM is one of the best music schools to attend.

    AIMM offers the following certificate programs:

    With the Online Certificate in Music and Technology you are also offered a Focus in one of the following:

    Our Online Music and Tech Certificate with a Focus in Guitar and Bass are currently enrolling. You'll get the premier online music lessons from the comfort of your own home.

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    Our music school's certificate program expands student's musical capabilities and exposes them to a diverse range of musical styles, experiences, and backgrounds. 

    Instrument certificate students will take four levels of music theory, a Music Business course, which covers contracts, marketing and everything the working musician needs to understand about the business of music. These music lessons are vital for Ottawa musicians that want to elevate their performance abilities.

    The Music and Technology Certificate can be completed in 12 months in full, or in 24 months as a part-time student.

    Are you more interested in mastering an instrument? If that is the case, then AIMM's Music Certificate is perfect for you. Choose to focus on either guitar, vocals, bass, drums, or keyboard and you can complete this certificate in one year.

    If you decide to want to move onto the Music and Technology Associate Degree upon completion, all of your completed music lessons will seamlessly matriculate, giving you a head start!

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    Additional Services Offered to AIMM Students and Alumni 

    AIMM provides Ottawa students with an opportunity and the tools for rapid progress, expanding their repertoire and building new professional possibilities.

    As a confident and intelligent musician, producer, or live sound engineer, our students will be capable of handling more demanding and better-paying jobs in a competitive market.

    Combining what they learn with their personal styles, AIMM alumni build confidence, a deep industry understanding, and unlock their musical talents, creative potential, and technical skills.

    Below are a couple of the many resources and benefits we provide that are necessary for our Ottawa students to advance their careers.

    • Vast Musical Curriculum Experience: Music students can experience musical flavors from all different genres including, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Blues, and R&B.
    • Job Placement Upon Graduation: During the final quarter of attendance, our students work with a Career Placement Specialist to produce a resume, and begin exploring in-field employment opportunities

    Learn Music Production Techniques with AVID Pro Tools and Ableton Live

    In addition to choosing either a Guitar or Bass focus, AIMM's online courses teach Ottawa musicians beneficial music production techniques.

    This includes:

    • Recording
    • Mixing
    • Mastering

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    AIMM believes in developing well-rounded musicians, so whether you want to have significant music production knowledge when you dive into the music industry or the ability to be your city's best DIY musician, we have you covered.

    As an AVID Pro Tools training partner, AIMM provides the music production courses that are most relevant to the industry, such as Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools 110. Learn the best insider tips and hands-on techniques that your favorite producers use.

    Notable AIMM Alumni

    AIMM is incredibly proud of the success our alumni have found in the music industry. A few alumni we'd like to highlight include:

    Kesha Lee - Engineer

    Kesha Lee is an engineer who earned a Grammy for her work on Childish Gambino's song, This is America.

    KEYZBABY - Producer

    Jay Foye, aka KEYZBABY, is an AIMM alumni that co-produced the current #1 song in America, WAP.

    WAP produced by KEYZBABY

    Tosin Abasi - Animals as Leaders

    Tosin is a phenomenal guitarist. He founded the band, Animals as Leaders, and even has his own line of guitars.

    AIMM's Graduates Work With the Best

    Some of the musical artists and companies our graduates have worked with:


    • Kandi 
    • Snoop Dogg 
    • Cardi B
    • Megan Thee Stallion
    • Ludacris
    • Ciara
    • Beyonce 
    • Steve Vai
    • Rick Ross 
    • Justin Bieber
    • Mary J. Blige 
    • Childish Gambino
    • Mariah Carey 
    • Lil Uzi Vert
    • TI
    • Nelly
    • 2 Chainz
    • Brantley Gilbert

    If AIMM seems like the perfect online music school for your skills and career goals, click here to begin your enrollment today.

    Benefits of Attending AIMM Online

    1. Convenience

    Understandably, one of the most significant draws for online music classes is how convenient they are. Life is hectic and your schedule could vary from day to day, especially if you are a musician or music producer.

    An online music program has the flexibility needed to cater to a musician's lifestyle. Considering AIMM's Online Certificate in Music and Technology is 100% online, you know that you can successfully complete the program wherever you are.

    2. Independent Coursework

    Another benefit of online courses is the "pre-packaged" syllabus that students are expected to follow.

    Most online course work is independent and knowing your syllabus and class topics in advance allows you to work at your own pace and schedule your own studying and practice times around your busy schedule.

    If you are a disciplined individual and succeed at creating your own structure and plan of action, then the independent nature of an online music college curriculum can definitely appeal to you.

    3. Financial Considerations

    With an online program, you don't have to worry about expensive "throw-in" costs like room and board or meal plans. You are legitimately paying for the education and experience, no extra fluff.

    You also save money and time on commute time and costs. This may not feel significant, but over time, it certainly adds up!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If your application is accepted, you'll be required to complete an entrance exam and submit a video submission.

    AIMM is unique in that we offer a singular online music program that combines organic instrumentation with music production techniques.

    For our online music certificate, you will master an instrument of choice (Guitar or Bass) and learn the best insider techniques for tracking, mixing, and mastering like the pros. As an AVID Pro Tools Training Partner, AIMM utilizes the best software and strategies to ascend your skillset as an optimal and well-rounded musician in today's landscape.

    What you learn in the classroom is directly applicable to the music industry.

    AIMM currently administers the following Title IV Federal Aid Programs:

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Direct Loans
    • Federal Direct PLUS Loans.
    • Once a student has been accepted for admission to AIMM, and has applied for Federal Financial Aid, their Financial Aid File will be processed.

    All Federal Aid Applications and required supporting financial documents must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the student’s first day of class.

    The performance certificate can be completed in 12 months (4 quarters) of ¾ time enrollment.

    When you graduate from AIMM, career opportunities include:

    • Director of Audio Events
    • Director of Visual Events
    • Music Producer
    • Sound Engineer
    • Audio and Lighting Technician
    • Audio Engineer
    • Music Center Owner and Entrepreneur
    • Audio Visual Specialist
    • Professional touring singer
    • Professional back-up vocalist
    • Studio recording vocalist
    • Classical singer (opera and/or recital)
    • Music Ensembles
    • Professional singing instructor
    • Professional musician
    • Accompanist
    • Musical Theatre Performer
    • Artist Director
    • Piano Guitar Tuning Professional
    • Music Instructor/Teacher
    • Private Lesson Instructor
    • Professional Recital Keyboardist
    • Band director
    • DJ

    Students currently have the option of taking their classes on-campus, online, or creating a hybrid schedule.

    Masks are required at all times while on campus, and student’s temperatures are taken at the student entrance, as well as upon entry of each class.

    Maximum seat caps for every class has been enacted to maintain social distancing for on-campus students. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed at convenient locations all around campus. 

    AIMM currently offers two (2) entirely online programs, our Online Music & Technology Certification with a focus in Guitar or Bass.

    The rest of AIMM’s programs are Hybrid programs, meaning that certain classes can be taken online, while others will require you to come on-campus. 

    *Online course availability and options subject to change due to COVID-19. 

    Yes, AIMM’s studios and computer labs are outfitted with all the hardware and software required to complete students’ coursework.

    AIMM also offers the purchase of an additional “Tech Kit". The "Tech Kit" is not included in the cost of tuition, it is an optional expense if a student would like to outfit their home workspace with our suggested hardware and software.

    The purchasing of the Tech Kit is handled through a third party website called Vintage King.

    Online Certificate in Music and Technology Curriculum

    Click here to view AIMM's Online Certificate's Curriculum

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    Instrument-Specific Technical Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC130   Reading I
    BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC230   Reading II
    BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC120   Scales I / Technique I
    BAS/DRM/GTR/KEY/VOC220   Scales II / Technique II
    Number of Instrument-Specific Credits Required 4

    Interdisciplinary Technical Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    INT100   Performance I 4
    INT200   Performance II
    INT145   Music Theory Essentials I 3
    INT245   Music Theory Essentials II
    INT495   Music Business 1
    Number of Interdisciplinary Credits Required 15

    Recording and Engineering Music Education

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    RCD100   Pro Tools 101
    RCD130   MIDI: Synthesis & Sequencing
    RCD140   Introduction to Audio Production I 3
    RCD200   Pro Tools 110
    RCD240   Introduction to Audio Production II
    Number of Recording Technical Credits Required 14

    General Education Courses

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    SCI120   Physics of Sound
    Minimum Number of General Education Credits Required 3
    Certificate in Music and Technology (Online) - Total Credits 36

    To better serve our students, the curriculum is subject to change.
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    Want to attend AIMM's campus near Atlanta, Georgia?

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    Attending music schools like AIMM provide a unique and captivating music environment. If you want to enroll in the best school for Ottawa musical artists, it is important that you bring the following items to your admissions counselor or the registrar before you start classes:

    1. Passport (visa and biography pages)
    2. I-94
    3. I-20

    Learn more about attending AIMM's campus below:

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    Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Inc. is accredited by:

    - The Council on Occupational Education

    Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Inc. is certified by:

    - The Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission