Ableton Live Program


Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. Our Ableton Live Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool. Every student leaves with the ability to produce music in any genre, under any circumstances.


6 Month Program

Intro Classes:






Ableton Overview

Slam Academy is an Ableton Live Certified Training Center and that means we offer the most comprehensive Ableton courses that you can get! In our Ableton Program we cover everything from the basics to the most subtle intricacies of Live's functionality, empowering you to get your ideas out of your head and onto paper more efficiently and effortlessly.Today on Black Friday we are offering 50% off this program ($1499.50 at once, or $134.96 per month). Check the following link for registration and check the rest of our website for 50% off of any of our programs for our Black Friday sale!

Posted by Slam Academy on Friday, November 24, 2017

The eight levels of the Ableton Program have been structured and developed by our own Ableton Certified Trainers. Each class includes a project, exercise, and multiple concepts.

The Ableton Program is the most rigorous training we offer in Live. It is a comprehensive and systematic approach from the ground up, designed for the most dedicated Live students. This sequence takes the novice producer through the most advanced content and cutting-edge techniques, equipping you with all the tools you will need to be a professional Live user.

James Patrick teaches Slam Academy’s Ableton Live Program. 15-year DJ and music producer, co-founder of Slam Academy, and Ableton Certified Trainer; James Patrick uses his professional involvement in both academic and popular electronic realms to unite the creative energy, ideas and people of his community.

Software Requirements: Ableton Live software (Suite preferred)

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Interested in multiple programs? Check out our Program Packages

Weekly Outline

  • Live Level 1: Interface Navigation

    Create your own original music sketches using Ableton Live’s Factory Library sounds. Understand and practice the general workflow of music creation within Live. Customize Live to behave the way you want it to, and arrange your own grooves, basslines, melodies, and harmonies using Live’s virtual instrument collection.

  • Live Level 2: Sequencing and Recording

    Create your own original sequences using Live’s intuitive Session View. Record your own sounds into Live and warp them to your own grooves. Mangle and twist those recordings to create entirely new sounds for your arrangements. Record yourself jamming on the knobs to add life to your sketch with automation and modulation.

  • Live Level 3: Arranging and Editing

    Create intricate changes, drops, breakdowns, tempo changes and more using Live’s Arrangement View. Chop, slice, reverse, and further refine all of your sounds to create riveting sound environments. Record yourself improvising across the timeline to further enhance your tune. Export your first fully arranged and edited song by the end of this level!

  • Live Level 4: Effects Processing

    Turn your electronic music into something incredible with professional effects processing techniques. Sculpt your audio creations into exactly what you imagine using your own custom signal processors. Improvise with these custom processors in your own music, or live on stage using Slam Academy’s world class techniques.

  • Live Level 5: Synthesis and Sampling

    Create your own original sounds from scratch. Build your own synth leads, basses, drums, pads, sound effects and more, entirely with Live’s virtual instrument collection. Incorporate those into your final project for this level to create your own entirely original electronic music composition, from the very ground up!

  • Live Level 6: Controllers and Instruments

    Add more human control to your music by connecting your own controllers and instruments to Live. Customize your APC40, Push, and other Control Surfaces to respond exactly the way you want them to. Learn the world of recording interfaces and external hardware. Record synthesizers, drum machines, and musicians playing real instruments alongside your arrangements.

  • Live Level 7: Performance

    Play your own original songs live in front of an audience. Design a live performance set that will allow you to jam alongside live musicians, DJs, and more using Ableton Live and a MIDI controller of your choice. Also learn how to DJ with Ableton Live in this level. Complete the level with a short live performance of your own tunes.

  • Live Level 8: Mixing and Mastering

    Push your original songs onto the world stage using industry standard Mixing and Mastering techniques. Polish your own songs alongside Slam’s expert mix engineers. Hear your own songs stack up to the loudness and clarity of your favorite all time tunes. Finish this level with a completed original song or EP, ready to share!

Interested in multiple programs? Check out our Program Packages


Classes will run every Monday or Thursday either from 11am-2pm or from 7pm – 10pm, for a total of 24 weeks.
There is no application, and all experience levels are welcome. Just signup with the red buttons!

To enroll in the Ableton Live Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions.
Price: $3600 (Includes all classes, All Access pass to all Slam Academy regular classes, (including online classes) and 1 year of SlamPass)
Payment plans are available for this program.

Join the Ableton Live Program for only $235/month using our simple payment plan.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Software Requirements: Ableton Live software (Suite preferred)

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment limit: 15 students

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Ableton Live Program Classes
  • Admission to 1 year of SlamPass (6 months during the program & a 6-month complimentary SlamPass membership)*
  • Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during class Lab Time
  • Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • 25% Returning Student Discount on all future enrollments**
  • Free Instant Access Pass (access to complete non-program online video library)
  • Discounts and Special Offers on hardware and software from our friends at Foxtone Music

*SlamPass is only available to students currently enrolled in a program; students who have completed a program in the last 6 (or 1.5 or 3, program depending) months; or students who directly purchased a SlamPass

** Not valid with other discount offers & coupons

2 week Add/Drop period – Money Back Guarantee

Upcoming Start Dates





New start every 3 months!

Dates my be subject to change.

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Have a question about the program? Email us anytime at [email protected]

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