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Music Schools – About Fermatta Music Academy

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The Fermatta Music University is an institution of academic excellence dedicated to providing the highest quality in professional music education in Latin America for over 18 years. As one of the leading music schools  in Latin America, Fermatta is the only music school in Mexico offering eight Bachelor degrees, six postgraduate Master degrees and two Doctorate degrees in contemporary music that is recognized by the Mexican Government’s Secretariat of Public Education (SEP).

Fermatta is not just a music school , but a unique safe haven for artists, dedicated to prepare its students through deep theoretical, practical and technological learning to become leaders in the music industry. With a comprehensive curriculum and a proven track record Fermatta is one of the most prestigious music universities in Latin America preparing aspiring musicians to succeed in the entertainment industry.

Our reputation as one of the top music schools in the world relies on the application of the Fermatta Educational Method, an exclusive curriculum that offers an extremely rigorous education to students in three specific areas:

  • Theoretical Studies
  • Practical Studies
  • Technological Studies

Fermatta’s National Council oversees the Swedish editorial group; M-Utveclking’s review, creation & modification of all of the university’s taylor made curriculums, texts and methods so as to deliver an educational experience that is unlike any other music school.

After a strenuous and detailed process of selection, examination and grading, Fermatta faculty is composed of accomplished professional musicians as well as music industry leaders who (through Fermatta’s Instructors Educational Program) consistently updated with the latest teaching methods and most innovative techniques and industry data, modernizing their courses to meet the changing demands of the music industry and dedicated to providing exceptional education.

Though there are many, “music schools”, “guitar schools” & “piano schools” we are confident that our faculty is what helps Fermatta remain one of the top music schools in the world.

Fermatta has two University (Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate) campuses and two Undergraduate (specialized courses and certification) campuses located in Mexico City and Guadalajara. The facilities at all four music schools  are designed for students to develop their full potentials in an inspirational, technologically advanced and yet controlled environment. All Fermatta campuses have classrooms for individual and group instruction, fully equipped ensemble halls and professionally equipped recording studios, laboratories and specialized electronic music workshops where students have full access to the highest quality tools.

Fermatta is the only music school in Mexico and Latin America that offers students the opportunity to operate the most advanced digital as well as analog recording and mixing equipment in existence, including two Avid Digidesign ICON D-Control ES, Solid State Logic AWS 900, Sony MXP3000 Analog consoles as well as 3 Avid Digidesign C-24 and over 90 Individual Recording stations containing Pro-Tools, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Reason, Recycle, Finale, Sibelius, Ableton, Cubase, Traktor & Melodyne.

These facilities and accommodations are what make Fermatta one of the most prestigious music schools not only in Guadalajara and Mexico City but in all of Latin America.

A key factor in the development of the new music industry is the implementation of new technology. The rapid change in communication technology has profoundly transformed the business model of both the record industry and music industry alike. Now, in order to operate at a competitive and professional level, musicians must have knowledge and access to the current tools used in audio manipulation and production. Students need their music school to be equipped not only with the technology but the expertise to help them excel in the new era of music.

Recognizing this need, Fermatta partnered with Avid in 2007 to offer courses to students and the general public interested in production and management of sound for the music industry, advertising, radio, film and more. Fermatta is one of the very few institutions in Latin America certified to teach all levels of training in the operation of Avid’s Pro Tools, the world’s leading editing, recording, mixing and mastering music software. With this exclusive teaching technology, Fermatta’s music schools prepares its students not only for the present, but for the music industry of the future.

It is essential for students to experience the range of circumstances they may face once they join the industry. One of the key ways we facilitate this knowledge is through direct contact with some of the industry’s most successful artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, managers and music industry professionals. Fermatta Music schools are responsible for providing this insight to our students in adequate view of the demanding music industry. Fermatta has incorporated an educational supplement in that department and invites students to participate in the Fermatta Master Class Series: a compilation of life lessons that are molded into a practical guide to the attitudes and procedures on the phenomenon of music as well as its ever-expanding possibilities as an industry and medium of expression.

This program can be found at our music schools in Guadalajara and Mexico City. Here is a short list of only some the teachers we have had the honor of receiving at our campuses:

Steve Vai (“With over 15,000,000 albums sold, Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Vai is one of the few guitarists universally acknowledged as one who has changed the way musicians think about what a guitar can really do.” ibanez.com)

Chad Smith (“With over 70,000,000 albums sold, Grammy Award winning drummer Chad Smith is the powerhouse behind the supergroup “Red Hot Chili Peppers”.

Steve Lukather (“With over 35,000,000 albums sold, Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Lukather, well known as the guitarist for hitmakers TOTO, he remains one of the world’s top guitarists, having played on well over a hundred recordings by a wide variety of artists the likes of Elton John, Herb Alpert, Warren Zevon, Chicago, Lionel Richie, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Van Halen Michael Jackson and the Yardbirds.” apple.com)

Eddie Kramer (“In the course of a production and engineering career that has spanned 30 years, Kramer has been behind some of the biggest names in music; The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and David Bowie just to name a few. But he is perhaps best known for three long-term associations in which he not only helped create some of the most important music of the rock era, but also set standards for rock production that set him aside as a true legend. His work with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Kiss produced music which continues to influence rock musicians and producers today.” studioexpresso.com)

Michael Brauer (“Legendary Grammy Award winning mixing engineer Michael Brauer’s credits encompass a wide range of genres, and include The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, John Mayer, Ash, Dream Theater and The New Radicals to name a few.” soundonsound.com)

Nathan East (“Grammy Award winning bass player Nathan East, has been honored by the United States Congress and awarded a Congressional Record for his contribution to the worldwide music community. Nathan is Eric Clapton’s bass player and continues to be one of the world’s most sought after musicians with an impressive list of recording credits on over a thousand records. He can be heard on recordings by a wide range of top international artists such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Michael McDonald, JJ Cale, Ry Cooder, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Billy Preston, Celine Dion, Usher, The Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Julio Iglesias, Eurythmics, Kazumasa Oda, Joe Satriani, George Benson, Sérgio Mendes, Mary J. Blige, Josh Groban, Taylor Hicks, Michael Bublé, David Benoit, Laura Pausini, Bryan Duncan, Eros Ramazzotti, Bob Dylan and Barry White to name a few.” laphil.com)

We have the pleasure of welcoming many great musicians and world-renowned figures to the Fermatta Master Class Series every month so as to mentor aspiring professional musicians. The impact these teachers make on our alumni and faculty is momentous and is an opportunity that cannot be forgone.

The mission of our music school  is to provide musicians with the opportunity to fully develop and express themselves through complete control of their skills, deep technical ability and theoretical knowledge.To incorporate these aspiring musicians into one of the most exciting professions. It is in the hands of music schools to garner the right skills for students to achieve a professional level of integrity and distinction.

Fermatta understands that music schools should do more than just teach music. Music schools are the foundation of a musician’s path to success and it is our responsibility to provide an education of dignity and support.

Fermatta strives to create a radical transformation of intellectual, practical, technical and theoretical information into knowledge, so that students can achieve a full scope of not only the music industry, but also of the world around them.

With an encompassing perspective of their surroundings, our students can then engage their passions for the betterment of the community, change the face of music and improve the expectations for their future. Through the practice of their art, they can transform the realities of our lives into a better world.

Contact Fermatta now for more information about our programs, how to apply and our music schools in Guadalajara and Mexico City.