Introduction to Ableton Live

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A woman wearing headphones performing live using Ableton

Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 24 January - 14 March 2023
Course times:
6.30pm-8.30pm, GMT (UTC+/-0)
Art form:
5pm, Friday 20 January 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
Evening | Spring

Course info

Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 20 January 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity. 

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings, 24, 31 January, 07, 14, 21, 28 February, 07, 14 March 2023
6.30-8.30pm, GMT (UTC+/-0), weekly

About Introduction to Ableton Live

This new eight-week online course will teach you the fundamental concepts of music production software Ableton Live.

With the support and guidance of electronic music producer Mel Uye-Parker, you will cover a variety of topics including MIDI sequencing, recording, drum programming, audio sampling, FX, automation and more. By the end of the course you will know how to compose and perform your very own track in Ableton Live.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning about Ableton: beginner Ableton Live users or intermediate users migrating from other Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS).

What can I expect?

You can expect to learn about the following topics:

  • MIDI sequencing
  • Recording
  • Drum programming
  • Working with instruments
  • Working with audio/ sampling
  • FX, automation and more
  • Performance in Live

By the end of the course, you will have composed and be able to perform a completed track in Ableton Live.

The course will include optional homework and there will be opportunities for questions and answers with the course tutor.

Do I need anything for the course?
  • A computer/ laptop
  • A copy of Ableton Live (you can download the 90-day trial for course)
  • A MIDI controller/ keyboard
  • Pen/ pad

Course Fee


Book Now

  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged.
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Friday 20 January 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity. 


    Online Short Courses Requirements

    All sessions will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the course start date with further instructions.

    To participate in online classes you will need the following:

    • An email address
    • A reliable internet connection
    • A laptop/tablet/desktop computer with a microphone and camera (most have these included)
    • Speakers/headphones (the speakers in your laptop/tablet/computer should be sufficient)
    • A fully updated web browser able to use the most up to date version of Zoom, or a fully updated Zoom client

    If you have any questions regarding joining one of our online courses please contact us.

    About the Course Tutor

    Mel Uye-Parker is an electronic music producer and sound engineer from London.  Her projects include: Yesking (BBE), Rae & Christian (Late Night Tales), MJIRI (Give/ Take), Matthew Herbert (Accidental Records) and OMOTE.

    She is also an experienced educator, an Ableton Certified trainer lecturing at Berklee College of Music, Point Blank Music School, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

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