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Career training designed to help you pursue your career in the music industry.

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Welcome to Vatterott College ex’Treme Institute by Nelly – St. Louis!

We are dedicated to helping each student develop their skills and reach their potential so that they are qualified to begin employment in a trade or vocation. 

We'll help you prepare for your future. 

The student is our primary concern at Vatterott College ex’Treme Institute by Nelly – St. Louis. We are student-centered and committed to giving full attention and effort to the development of our students’ skills. Our focus on the student affects every aspect of the educational program.

Why Choose The ex’Treme Institute?

  • Convenient Location
    The ex’Treme Institute by Nelly sits directly in the heart of downtown St. Louis, making it an ideal location for students, faculty and staff to come and go, whether on foot, by bus, or by car. Since most students live in the city, they are able to save money on transportation by being so close to the action. 
  • Hands-On Training
    Our programs are dedicated to achieving maximum development of each student’s skills and personal potential so that they are qualified to begin employment in a trade or vocation. The skills and work attitudes taught at Vatterott College ex’Treme Institute by Nelly- St. Louis are of practical use to the student in their chosen career, and help ensure successful adjustment to the work environment. 
  • Industry Experienced Staff
    We pride ourselves on identifying instructors who are able to relate the classroom material to experience in the real world. That is why we focus on hiring instructors who have had real-world experience.

    As a student at E.I. you will have the privilege of being directed by industry professionals that possess combined experience totaling hundreds of years. Those same professionals have seen repeated success in their own career earning multi-platinum honors and serving artists such as Nelly, Prince, N’Sync, P Diddy, Metallica, Bobby Digital, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey and more. 
  • Your Career Is Our #1 Priority
    Recruitment, admissions, training, and career services policies are designed to develop a student’s abilities, attitude, and interests so that they become a skilled and successful employee. Our training goal is to provide the basic skills and understanding of common techniques and procedures required for employability. Higher-level technical skills are also offered to qualified students.