Level 1

Designed for people who want to jump into the world of making music. Whether you're just getting started or already have experience, Level 1 is where we develop a workflow and philosophy around the creative process. You could be a DJ, a musician, a singer, or just someone who is passionate about music — this course will provide you with the tools and confidence you need to create music in Ableton Live.

8-Week Course Breakdown

  1. Intro to Ableton - Vocabulary, Music History

  2. Drum Rack - Drums, Drum Machines

  3. Music Theory 101 - Major Scale, Minor Scale

  4. Scenes & Song Structure

  5. Music Theory 102 - Chords, Major and Minor Triads

  6. Audio - Warping, Looping

  7. Arrangement View

  8. Automation & Modulation

Student Perks

  • Access to open hours (weekdays 5pm-7pm, opportunity to work with other students, receive extra help, etc.)

  • PDF Notes for each week's lesson

  • Access to recorded classes of each week's lesson

  • Early invites to IO workshops and masterclasses

  • Attend student exclusive artist in residence sessions

  • Student discounts on Ableton and other partner companies

Course Requirements

  • Laptop

  • Headphones

  • Ableton Live 9 or 10 (available at a 40% discount to students)

Course Start Dates & Times

  • Summer Quarter 2018 - Starts May 31st
    • Level 1 - Thursdays 7-9PM


  • Single Course - $1000
  • Full Program (all four levels) - $3,750
  • Click here for full information on pricing.