Study Breaks and Beats



Study Breaks & Beats is a program founded by rapper, producer, and song writer Mvstermind, to teach the youth how to apply the fundamentals of creating music as applicable tactics in life's problem solving. Students in the class take on the roll of music Producers, and song writers, breaking down and analyzing music and teqniues to help lay the foundation for them to create music of their own. Using computer programs known as DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) Student will learn how to take an ideas, feelings, and expressions to create music electronically all with in their finger tips. 


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The three core elements of Study Breaks & Beats Program are Creativity, Expression, and Fundamentals. Students will learn how to creatively express themselves using the musical tools and knowledge acquired from the classes and life it's self. 



"Using what you have to get what you want" This is an interchangeable theme in the creative world, and in the current world that we live in today. Students will learn how to create music with the given tools that they have access too. In return student will also possess a trait that will not only help them in music, but life itself. Student will learn how to get from Point A to Point B with X amount of resources. Students will be taught to use their creativity as an advantage to maneuver through life obstacles, and to proceed as the victor instead of letting it hinder their creativity. 



Throughout the token of time music has been used as the universal language, getting the human race through times of suffering, as well as celebrating days of blissful joy.

In the current times that we live in, youth often have a lot to express. Feelings, emotions, questions, thoughts, and ideals. In Study Breaks and Beats we build a curriculum that helps the students funnel the socitals pressure into their diamond mind, presenting something positive. Students will study Artist Activists such as Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa & More. 


Musical Fundamentals:  

In order to creatively express yourself properly you need to know your medium's fundamentals. Students will learn the core, Music theory fundamentals giving them the proper "containers" to organize and create what is in their minds. Students will be learn about, tempos & time signatures, key changes, chord progressions etc. 



As “Study Breaks & Beats” reaches other campuses and centers in the near future, Mvstermind has plans of employing other local producing/recording artists. This in essence serves as a means of providing a career path and sustainable income while keeping fellow musicians employed. A major perk of the position, is that artists can gain experience teaching and mentoring, and actually utilizing/applying their skills post college or mid career in a field that interests them. Study Breaks & Beats puts the musician and producer right where they belong!


Muhammad "Mvstermind" Austin is a self sufficient recording artist, Producer & Engineer who has gained major recognition on National Platforms such as Complex and Hiphop DX. His most recent single "Mali Moolah" promotes his dedication in maintaining his spiritual health, while acquiring physical wealth. Mvstermind is also the leader of the Collective M.M.E. (Meditate Meditate Elevate) together they have independently toured over 20 thousand plus miles across the country. Mvstermind's passion and dedication to the arts have proven it's self within the St.Louis reguon. In 2015 Mvstermind was contracted for the “Ferguson Commission” to compose a song with students that was presented the Department of Justice Ferguson report. The making of the story was featured on the national television (Nine network.)  


ArtS SPeaks At Ferguson Comission

Nine network feature on Art Speaks Youth Summit

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