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Henri B.

36 Reviews
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  • Speaks Portuguese
  • B.A. Religious Studies from Arizona State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henri B.

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Here, we will learn the ins and outs of the program Abelton. We will also learn about any and all music theory and rhythm needs to proper equip students for reaching their song-writing and production goals. And we will have fun doing it! This is a great online option as well, especially with the screen share option in Take Lessons Online Classroom.

About Henri

Henri is an experienced, focused teacher and musician who really enjoys seeing students achieve their goals and desires musically. Henri has studied privately with former Berklee Graduate Al Pahanish Jr (Powerman 5000), and former Capitol Records recording artist Morrison Moon. He is a goal-oriente

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He really knows some good exercises and can break them down to make them easy to understand.
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David L.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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David L.

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12+ years immersion in Ableton DAW studio environments. Nearly five years active music production, composition, and recording. Ready to get your ideas recorded, or take your tracks to the next level, inquire within!

About David

Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, D

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Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Jonah R.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA in Psychology from University of Southern California
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Jonah R.

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Ready to learn how to use this incredible music recording software? I have years of experience with this DAW and can teach you how to properly record and mix so that your songs sound better than ever!

About Jonah

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have. Whether this is your first time picking up the guitar or you've been playing for years, I'll make sure your lessons are structured and paced in a way that's specifically catered to your goals. I've worked wit

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Jonah's a great teacher. He emphasizes the fundamentals, while managing to make the lessons enjoyable and tailored to your interests. I've made far more progress under Jonah's instruction than I could've imagined!
Jose
My son is very happy with Jonah’s class. He’s been very enthusiastic and likes it more and more every day more! Highly recommend!
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ryan S.

5 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, German
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art specializing in 3d Animation/modeling from American academy of art
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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ryan S.

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I've had to record my own band's albums for years, and have recorded a lot of local bands as well. Mixing and producing has become a huge passion of mine since the first time I learned what a compressor could do. Letting the music shine through while maintaining clarity and punch is an art that I love teaching.

About ryan

Hi, my name is Ryan and I would love to teach you how to play guitar. I've been playing for over 10 years and have been gigging for a little less than that in my band. Over the years I have gained a lot of experience performing on stage and teaching to people of all ages. If you want to shred, jam,

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Joey M.
Learned a lot today! Very friendly and helped me improve the quality of existing recordings I made with gain staging and additional compression techniques
Joey M.
Very helpful and provided a lot of useful tips on difficult subject matter
Mark Herr
Ryan was great! He's obviously a talented guitarist and he is very laid back and makes you feel comfortable. He shows you in detail what you need to do to become a better guitar player. My ONLY advice, and the reason he doesn't get 5 stars, is I think he should have more visual aids with his lessons. For example, write down the different scales or transcribe the first several measures of a song. Then, one has something to refer back to when you are practicing and invariably get stuck. Other than that, I would highly recommend Ryan as a guitar teacher!
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Lauren K.

4 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music - Classical Voice and Music Education from San Diego State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Lauren K.

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Even if you've never touched Ableton before, I will get you creating right away :) As a self-produced synth-pop artist under the moniker mini bear, I have experience teaching at both beginner and advanced levels. Having taught one-on-one in various environments, including at Apple, I have the ability to translate seemingly difficult concepts into relatable information. I have a strong background in music theory, songwriting, and synthesis, and I will show you how you can best use Ableton as a creative tool to reach your artistic potential.

About Lauren

As a vocalist, synth-player, composer, and producer, I use my knowledge and experience in technology based professions to explore the relationship between music and tech. As a “synth-enthusiast” who uses analog synths in sound design , I have cultivated a vivid musical aesthetic under the mon

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Drew
Lauren is the best. I had taken a few online tutorials in Ableton, but it wasn’t until I had help putting all the pieces together in person that it started to click.

She is friendly, patient and she has an incredible understanding of Ableton. Highly recommended and grateful for her lessons.
Corey
Lauren is a fantastic teacher, patient and thorough in her technique. I learned so much from taking lessons with her!
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Lauren's expertise and creativity really shines through during the lessons!! It's the perfect mix of a thorough, methodical lesson but also fun and extremely engaging, with room for our individual visions and artistry to shine through on Ableton. I can't recommend her enough, She's the best out there!!!
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Kyle K.

36 Reviews
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  • Audio Engineering from Recording Workshop
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Kyle K.

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I'm obsessed with Ableton! I've been using it since version 3 and every piece of Trailer & TV music I've done in my career was with Ableton. From Trailer Sound Design to Hip Hop to Rock, I've got you covered! From getting started to digging in.

About Kyle

TakeLessons.com Instructor since 2012, Kyle K. is now available for online lessons worldwide featuring a screen sharing experience like no other for personal and detailed instruction! Kyle has been playing guitar for over 25 years, written hundreds of songs and is currently a professional compos

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Chuck M.
Kyle knows his stuff and didn't miss a step with anything I threw at him. Quite pleased to have him as my instructor.
Colleen
Kyle was fabulous with my son! He has loved working with Kyle and I see huge improvements in his understanding of song structure and quality of his work. Additionally, Kyle has a great way about him which makes lessons low stress but very productive. Kyle was so easy to work with! I would highly recommend Kyle for a teacher!
Mark
Great first day. looking forward to my next lesson! Kyle knows his stuff!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing ableton teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream ableton teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Ableton Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ableton lessons is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $159 per hour.
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$57 average
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Hien is a knowledgeable and caring instructor who taught me so much! She is well versed on a variety of disciplines within the realm of music and production."
Moonsun
Took Ableton lessons from Hien N.
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"I am brand new to music production and Scott broke everything down very easily for me. He also gave me great recommendations on starter kit equipment to purchase that was not too expensive."
Hannah
Took Ableton lessons from Scott K.
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"Kyle K has a unique teaching style. His Ableton Live knowledge has no bounds. In just five lessons he talked me through most of my usual brain-fog to help me understand, in the simplest terms, how to use Live to record music and use Midi to enhance your work. Super, Super man, Kyle is. I highly recommend Kyle if you need a teacher. John G."
John
Took Ableton lessons from Kyle K.
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"Kyle is an excellent teacher. My son learned so much from him and loves his lessons. He is very knowledgeable, patient and kind."
Lianne
Took Ableton lessons from Kyle K.
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"Jonah is an awesome instructor! He's very thorough and knowledgable. I'm only on my 2nd lesson, but I can already tell I'm going to learn a lot from him."
Kelli
Took Ableton lessons from Jonah R.
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"Devin is an excellent and knowledgeable teacher! He taught me the basics of Ableton and the details of music production, recording audio/midi tracks, sound libraries, effects, etc. He guided me through the songwriting process, and made this complex software easier to navigate through and understand. I highly recommend Devin for anyone interested in enhancing their skills in music production. Thank you Devin for all your help!"
Fabian
Took Ableton lessons from Devin A.
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"Great first day. looking forward to my next lesson! Kyle knows his stuff!"
Mark
Took Ableton lessons from Kyle K.
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"Scott is amazing! He helped teach me the basics of Ableton, over Skype. I was coming from Logic and needed a quick course. I learned how to have a faster workflow and tons of cool shortcuts! Also he is a very chill guy and easy to get along with. I highly recommend Scott if your looking to take your music production, and mixing/mastering skills to the next level."
Jeff
Took Ableton lessons from Scott K.
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"Nigel is a highly experienced sound engineer who can guide you through using various DAWs to make full tracks using your own voice. Truly a sound artist!"
Annie
Took Ableton lessons from Nigel P.
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Took Ableton lessons from Mark F.
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Ableton Classes Near You

Why choose to learn one instrument, when you can play them all with Ableton Live? In Ableton classes near you, you'll learn your way around the Ableton Live software suite, Ableton Push, and other equipment, becoming a maestro of digital sound. 

With Ableton, you'll have the ability to manipulate keys and beats, lay down and modify tracks, and perform your electronic music live. You'll also have access to a massive library of sounds and instruments that you can use to create unique musical experiences for your audience. 

Plus, with a variety of workflow options and features, you can easily organize and arrange your musical creations. Using Ableton Live and Ableton push, your final product will be professional-grade music. Whether you're working in a music studio or freelancing at home, using Ableton Live will explode your universe of musical opportunities.

Why Learn Ableton?

Whether you're an aspiring artist, writer, producer, or just noodling around in your basement, the demand for electronic music is soaring. With a master-level command of Ableton Live software and Ableton Push, you'll find open doors in nearly every corner of the music industry. 

Knowing your way around Ableton Live will help you snag positions in the music business — from headlining dance clubs and writing songs for popular artists to producing music or writing advertising jingles. Even if your only goal is passing time creatively at home, with Ableton Live you'll have the ability to take the musical ideas in your head and turn them into reality.

How to Learn Ableton Live for Beginners to Advanced

Although there are online forums and videos available for Ableton users, you'll learn the software and get comfortable with its many features much more quickly when you take private Ableton lessons near you. 

With immediate feedback and personalized lessons, a private teacher will help you reach your individual goals with the software in no time. You'll learn at a pace that's comfortable for you and benefit from receiving expert tips and tricks along the way.

Sample Curriculum in Ableton for Beginners

Beginner classes are intended for anyone who is new to using Ableton Live. In Ableton for beginners, you'll learn the basics to getting started with the software and get introduced to creating sounds. In addition, you'll learn music fundamentals that are key to producing quality tracks. Your teacher may cover the following topics:

  • Setup, configuration, plugins, and getting started
  • Interface overview and keyboard shortcuts
  • Tracks, packs, and file management
  • Setting and saving presets
  • Exploring instruments and effects
  • Recording and capturing MIDI
  • Basic music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Ableton Live Lessons

Intermediate lessons are perfect for anyone already familiar with the basics of Ableton Live. At this stage, you'll take your knowledge to the next level. You'll explore additional features of the software and get comfortable using all the capabilities of Ableton. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics in intermediate lessons:

  • Synthesizing
  • Sequencing and editing MIDI clips
  • Session view vs. arrangement view
  • Using Live's mixer and wavetables
  • Getting into Groove Pool
  • Dual screen mode
  • Using channel EQ and Max for Live

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Ableton Live Classes

Advanced Ableton Live classes are designed to take your skills to the ultimate level so you can start producing professionally or performing your own music live. Content studied in advanced lessons depends on the student's interests, but your instructor might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Sidechaining audio
  • Learn Ableton Push
  • Workshop music
  • Professional production advice
  • Performance preparation and setup
  • Music business and industry guidance

How to Find an Ableton Tutor Near You

If you're ready to start exploring the infinite possibilities of making music with Ableton Live, you'll learn quickly with a private Ableton teacher. A quick search here at TakeLessons will direct you to a variety of teachers offering private Ableton lessons near you and online. 

Our teachers are all highly experienced Ableton experts and many are professionals in the music industry. Before choosing your tutor, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading through the reviews left by other students. With a private teacher's expertise, you'll be on the fast track to producing, performing, and becoming an Ableton expert yourself.