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Get weekly feedback on your tracks during class and lab time, as well as lifetime access to our community of music makers on Discord!
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Get 5 HOURS PER WEEK of contact time with experts, either in a classroom or hands-on lab environment.
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Ableton Certified Training

Learn from lessons created by Ableton Certified Trainers where ever single aspect of Live is unearthed, and learn how you can use it to create your own sound.

Dan Giffin

As a well-experienced producer and performer, Dan Giffin has taught Grammy-winning artists the ins and outs of making music with Live and Push. He currently produces under the artist name Philia, teaches Ableton Live through his website and hosts the Ableton Music Producer Podcast.

Dan started training at a young age as a jazz drummer, which later translated into performing live drums to remixes of electronic music. In 2018 Dan founded the Ableton Live training website, helping artists reach their goals in the studio and on stage. To date,...

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.

Ableton Live Curriculum

  • 1: The Ableton Live Interface [Wks1-3]

    Create your own original music sketches...
  • 2: Sequencing and Recording [4-6]

    Create your own original sequences using...
  • 3: Arranging and Editing [7-9]

    Create intricate changes, drops, break-...
  • 4: Effects Processing [10-12]

    Turn your electronic music into...
  • 5: Synthesis and Sampling [13-15]

    Create your own original sounds from...
  • 6: Controllers and Instruments [16-18]

    Add more human control to your music...
  • 7: Mixing and Mastering [19-21]

    Push your original songs onto the world..
  • 8: Performance with Ableton Live [22-24]

    Play your own original songs live in front...

After completing this program, you'll be able to:

Produce Professional Tracks

Using Ableton Live, industry-proven techniques, and special tricks and tips from our Ableton Certified Trainers, you will leave this class with finished, polished tracks.

Collaborate and Engage

Slam Academy is a community. While in this class, you will meet your next great collaborative partner, someone to share the stage with, or even your new best friend.

Find Your Sound

Record your own instruments and vocals and add them to your own professional-sounding tracks.

Produce, Mix, and Master

Use Ableton Live to mix and master your own songs so they sound as loud and clear as your favorite tracks.


  • For people like me, who care about creating amazing music more than just about anything else in their lives, Slam Academy is that secret sauce that you've always wanted, but never knew you needed. A place that people who truly want to become experts at music production can call home. Not only will you be given all the tools and techniques you need to make dope music, but you will be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals that you just can't help but get better.

  • I've learned a s***load from the videos on the website and the interactive sessions are great! I guess it would take me years of fiddling to find out some of the stuff - it's really helpful. You've touched on a lot of stuff where I get stuck in production, I feel this is gonna explode my workflow. Just wanted to say a million thanks, looking forward to the next class!

  • Bionik's [Instructor Stefon Taylor's] theories on creativity and songwriting have affected my work and I feel that I have "upgraded" as a musician because of them.  The other students in the class ranged from little studio knowledge to accomplished musician and I know everyone was able to connect, engage, and ultimately develop a solid mental concept for how to approach recording.

  • It has not only given me the skill to confidently use Ableton, along the way, my ears have been developing, I\'ve also learned about music theory, audio physics, synthesis, electronic music history and other mind-blowing subjects, and of course, I\'ve learned how music is produced with the highest quality standards. In just 6 months I got from feeling lost within the software to move around it like only I had seen pro\'s doing it.

  • I would like to express what a profoundly constructive, transformative force Slam Academy has been for my life to this point. Slam and its staff have provided me with the tools of the trade, several skilled pairs of guiding hands in the process of learning to use them, and myriad opportunities for creative exchange and collaboration. More fundamentally, you have shared your temple with me and given me a place to call home.

  • Slam Academy really made it real for me, and I wouldn't be there without the things you showed really helped me step it up to the next level.  Just wanted you to know that I appreciate you and what you did for me.

Interested in this program? Contact a Slam Academy Representative