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From workshops centered around the creative process (Music Production), connecting to topics covered in the classroom (Music of the Civil Rights Movement), or to our career-based programs (Backstage Pass and Careers in Music), we’re giving students the opportunity to learn about all subjects through music. Since we opened our doors in 2008, over 230,000 students have participated in GRAMMY Museum education programs. 

2022 – 2023 Workshop

Descriptions and Dates:

Songwriting 101


  • Thursday September 22, 2022
  • Thursday September 29, 2022
  • Thursday May 25, 2023  

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Students will participate in an interactive workshop where they will be introduced to different songwriting structures by analyzing popular music. Students will then participate in a songwriting exercise and will be encouraged to share their songs, if interested.

Beat Making and Samples: VFRESH


  • Thursday October 6, 2022
  • Thursday October 27, 2022
  • Thursday March 30, 2023  
  • Thursday April 27, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Students will be given an overview and an interactive hands-on demonstration of beat making, various sampling techniques and mixing principles. 

Today’s Drummer: Creating Ableton Live Loops and the Drum Set: Ronen Gordon


  • Thursday October 13, 2022
  • Thursday March 23, 2023  

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Many of today’s biggest Rock, Pop, R&B and Hip Hop acts use laptops, loops and Ableton Live to augment their live stage performances. Today’s high-profile drummers are emulating, embracing, and working with DJ’s and newer technologies. This workshop will demonstrate on how to create loops, and backing tracks within Ableton Live — Students will participate interactively by recording hand claps, voices and various sound EFX into the instructor’s laptop, and be shown how to make great loops out of these “on-the-spot” textures. Those who wish to, will play along on the acoustic drums with these loops. 

WORLD BEAT RHYTHMS: Ed Roscetti, Maria Martinez

Sponsored by DW, Innovative Percussion, Pacific Drums & Percussion, Latin Percussion and Direct Sound. 


  • Thursday October 20, 2022
  • Thursday March 9, 2023  
  • Thursday April 6, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Maria Martinez and Ed Roscetti perform using a selection of traditional hand drums, various percussion instruments and drumset, covering a variety of traditional and hybrid styles.  Participants then join the ensemble on stage to experience playing the percussion, giving the attendees a better understanding of rhythm, technique, time feel, rhythmic phrasing, song form, improvisation and leading an ensemble in a supportive and inspiring environment. World Beat Rhythms (WBR) is a unique celebration of rhythm, energy, and the joy of ensemble music.   

Music Business Careers: Hunter Scott


  • Thursday November 3, 2022
  • Thursday April 13, 2023 

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: A comprehensive survey and discussion covering a wide range of music careers and opportunities in today’s music industry, and how to “put your best foot forward” to get started in the industry. 

The Future of Music. VR, AR, Blockchain, NFT's, 3D-audio, the new rapidly emerging frontiers for musicians and songwriters: Darryl Swann


  • Thursday November 10, 2022
  • Thursday April 20, 2023  

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Discussion and demonstration of VR, AR, Blockchain, NFT’s, 3D-audio, the new rapidly emerging frontiers for musicians and songwriters. 

Hook, Lines and Sinkers- A Pop Lyric Writing Workshop: Anika Paris


  • Thursday November 17, 2022 
  • Thursday March 2, 2023  
  • Thursday March 16, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: If you want to write Pop, R&B, Rock, Dance, Rap or Hip Hop, writing lyrics for any of these styles of music can make or break your song. In this workshop we will learn all about lyric writing; casting your song like a movie, how to create story lines and characters, adding some attitude to your metaphors, similes, rhythms and rhymes with fun exercises and examples. We’ve all heard the famous motto, “Don’t bore us get to the chorus,” that’s what we’ll do in this workshop. Students bring a pen, some paper and your imagination! 

Science of Sound: Denise Behrens


  • Thursday December 1, 2022
  • Thursday December 15, 2022  
  • Thursday May 4, 2023
  • Thursday May 18, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Join us as we learn about the science of sound, including the basics of waves and energy, the characteristics of sound such as loudness, pitch, and timbre, as well as an introduction to common musical instruments. Students will be encouraged to think like scientists as they experiment with sound and acoustics.  

Music Production 101: Schyler O’Neal


  • Thursday December 8, 2022
  • Thursday May 11, 2023  

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Description: Join us for a workshop designed to familiarize students with the basics of music production. Using a digital audio workstation, students will learn about producing a track on the spot, different careers in the recording industry including the role of the music producer, and the evolution of production from vinyl records to current techniques. Students will be encouraged to create their own beats and, if interested, sign up for our extended after-school programs to dive deeper! 

GRAMMY Week Education Programing

Date: January 30 – February 3, 2023  

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  

Music of the Civil Rights: Schyler O’Neal

Date: January 30 – February 3, 2023 


  • Thursday February 2, 2023  
  • Thursday February 9, 2023
  • Thursday February 16, 2023
  • Thursday February 23, 2023

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Join the GRAMMY Museum as we celebrate songs of protest and sounds of freedom with Music of the Civil Rights Movement. The workshop discusses the climate of the nation leading up to and during the civil rights movement and showcases both the political and musical leaders who helped change history. Additionally, students are asked to look at how the popular music of today is used to rally the nation and inspire a fight for change. 

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM  


What if my school cannot afford a trip?

Museum tours are offered at a cost of $12 youth of all backgrounds have the opportunity to learn through music. Please email for more information. 

How far in advance should I schedule a field trip?

Please schedule all field trips that include a workshop no less than 21 days in advance. If your group would like a tour of the Museum only, please schedule 7 days in advance. 

What form of payment is accepted when booking a field trip?

The GRAMMY Museum accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and school checks. Payment must be made in full at least one week prior to your visit. 

Are there restrictions on group size?

The GRAMMY Museum asks that there be at least 35 students in your group when booking a workshop. For groups wishing to only tour the Museum, groups are considered 10 or more students. The Museum can accommodate groups of up to 200 students at a time. 

What grade levels are most appropriate for a school field trip and/or workshop?

The GRAMMY Museum is perfect for students of all ages. In addition to workshops specifically targeting middle and high school students, we are happy to offer programs specifically for elementary students! For groups interested in a tour only, The GRAMMY Museum is happy to provide scavenger hunts for students of any age. 

What does my field trip to the GRAMMY Museum entail?

After being greeted by a GRAMMY Museum representative, all school groups will participate in a self-guided tour of the Museum. Groups can choose to add on a Clive Davis Theater workshop or participate in a Museum- wide scavenger hunt. Please reference the 2022-2023 Educational Workshops descriptions above

What times are available for school tours?

All workshops will take place in the Clive Davis Theater from 11am – 12pm, Monday through Friday. Groups wishing to tour the Museum only may do so between 9:30am – 4pm

May students bring a lunch?

Yes, students may bring sack lunches to eat on Microsoft Square. There are also several dining options on the L.A. LIVE campus. 

My school would like to travel to the museum via public transportation, is this possible?

Yes, in addition to Metro bus stops, the GRAMMY Museum is walking distance from the Blue and Red Metro lines. 

Is there a parking fee for buses?

The Museum does not offer any parking for buses. Buses may drop-off and pick-up their students at Museum Entrance. 

May I visit the GRAMMY Museum prior to coming with my students?

Yes, teachers with valid ID may prepare for a school field trip by coming to the Museum free of charge. Additional guests will be charged full price. For more information about your free tour, please email . 

How do I schedule a field trip to the GRAMMY Museum?

Click here and fill out a group tour request form. After reviewing the “School Tours and Educational Programs” info, you can also schedule a field trip by contacting The GRAMMY Museum Education Department at 213.725.5700. 


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