Our pilot program, the Winter Sound School, ran from June-September 2017 at Hotshots in Footscray. The weekly workshop series was a huge success, engaging over 200 participants in topics like synthesizers, Ableton, circuit bending, techno, home recording, sampling, DJing, and more. A community grew as many participants returned throughout the semester and built on their skills. The program showcased 14 artists from the Melbourne electronic music scene as facilitators, and was run on volunteer and in-kind contributions alone.