Your Breakthrough Is Coming

Whether you are a new musician looking to develop their practice, an established artist who is eager to take their work to a new level, or an entrepreneur seeking new ways to grow their music business, there is nothing more powerful than having a mentor to help you along your journey.

Dot's extensive background in music and personal development strategies have led her to work with Grammy Award-winning artists and creative professionals in honing their crafts, cultivating self-awareness, and mastering the level of discipline required for peak performance and expression. 

While her areas of expertise include music production in Ableton Live, music theory, composition/arrangement, songwriting, and vocal coaching, the scope of Dot's teaching extends far beyond the technical aspects of music creation or performance. The heart of her work is helping artists and entrepreneurs in the arts industries find clarity in their visions, understand their strengths and weaknesses, overcome their fears or insecurities, and produce work that fully expresses the artist's message and emotions.

Unspeakable's Breakthrough Program comprises of three months of intensely focused work with Dot, including weekly 60-minute sessions (online or in-person depending on location), mid-week strategy meetings, customized assignments, written feedback on all work, and additional support by email or text during weekdays.

Space is limited -- email to set up a free consultation for your coaching experience and elevate your music this year.

What Artists Are Saying

“Working with Kate has been the single best investment into my career.” —Aaron R.

“Kate has a unique talent as a teacher -- not only is she massively skilled in Ableton, but she's not afraid to break down the concepts for you into super simple and clear language. I was impressed by how clear the teaching was, and how fun she made it. Her approach is unique in that she brings an inclusive, human element to music production -- you will feel like you are sitting with a friend while you get top-level information.” —Composer, San Francisco

“Kate is a dream to learn from; she’s walking this same pioneering path of artist and producer, and this course provides insight into her unique personal process of music making. The sonic challenges and reflection exercises Kate assigns make me dive deep into the wells of my being to find the purpose underlying every choice I make, sonically or otherwise. Creating music from this place of self-reflection and inquiry has yielded the best, most exploratory and intentional music beyond anything I could have imagined. I’m so proud of myself and the work I’ve created.” —Kelley K.

"Kate is a master of her craft and is truly passionate about helping people express themselves through music. Her step-by-step processes are comprehensive and easy to understand while providing insightful positive feedback. Learning from Kate has been a fun and challenging experience and I highly recommend any of her programs to anyone looking to tap into their creative self." —Alan M.

“Kate strengthened my endless love for music by showing me how to use my creativity without any boundaries, judgement, or fear. I found that I was surprising myself week after week with the tracks I was creating and checking off goals in such a short amount of time.” —Kaila V.

“I'm super happy with all the instruction I got from Kate — I feel like I got it at just the right time in my life. Realistically, I went from not thinking my music will ever be played outside my room to getting shows lined up for next year and a plan to do this full time. I think thats a really huge impact she’s made on my life.” —Gerald F.


Questions? Email and we'll get back to you within 24-48 hours M-F. 

Program Outline

Month 1: Deliberate Creation, Destruction, and Clearing Space

Month 2: Consistency, Mental Programming, and Performance

Month 3: Business Development, Release Strategies, and Authentic Marketing

Note: there is no "one-size-fits-all" plan, because every artist's goals and needs are so vastly different. Custom results-based programs will be created for each unique project.

Payment Options

  • About the Coach

    For producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Kate Ellwanger, a fusion of electronic, indie rock, and R&B elements has awarded her a role as a one of the scene's most respected emerging producers. Whether providing cutting edge beats as part of LA beat collective Team Supreme, or fulfilling her role as founder of the womxn-focused music label Unspeakable Records, Ellwanger is a champion for the often unsung female producer. Her music has been praised by the best in tastemaker media, including features in Nylon, Pitchfork, Red Bull, LA Weekly, Okayfuture, MTV Brazil, C-Heads Magazine, Nest HQ, Ableton, and BBC Radio 1xtra. As an active supporter of her local and global music communities, Ellwanger is also a voting member of The Recording Academy, and contributor to MusiCares. In addition to her solo work, Ellwanger has produced for artists including SZA (TDE) and Teri GenderBender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows), and writes music for film/TV and commercials with clients including Nike, MTV, OWN, Laura Mercier, and a VR Installation score for the LA Times. Her extensive knowledge of music production and creative strategies also led to her participation as a panelist at Loop Berlin: Ableton’s summit for music makers. She has also taught music production and composition at critically-acclaimed institutions including The Los Angeles Recording School, Dubspot, Point Blank, and Garnish. Ellwanger holds a B.A. in Music from Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, and a Master’s Degree in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation from Berklee College of Music. In addition to her background in classical and contemporary music, she has over 15 years of study in mindfulness practices from multiple traditions, including yoga, meditation, and psychospiritual development.

    Kate Ellwanger

    Producer, CEO of Unspeakable Records

    Kate Ellwanger