Harbourside Institute of Technology is British Columbia's first and only Ableton Certified Audio Engineering and Music Production school.
- Canada, Vancouver, BC
Creativity and Performance is at the core of our Ableton certification program. Designed around Push and Ableton’s book, Making Music, this one-of-a-kind program is instantly engaging and introduces students to the song creation process from day one.
The Push Lab makes basic music theory, performance, and song structuring instantly accessible at student’s fingertips, allowing them to instantly produce results and focus on creative engagement. When students exit the program they will possess the confidence to capture all of their musical ideas effortlessly while creating and expressing their art.
Harbourside IT is a highly specialized, boutique school that teaches within the environment of a world-class recording studio. Inside our classrooms every student has their own fully stocked workstation, consisting of a 21.5” iMac loaded with the latest versions of Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and various plugins, as well as a dedicated Push.
The Push Lab is lead by Certified Ableton Trainer and Chief Instructor of the Electronic Music Program at Harbourside IT, Sam Ryan. Sam works with the newest technologies in digital audio, MIDI, and sample-based sequencing, combining his technical and artistic talents to fuse audio engineering with music production.
Also a Pro Tools Certified Training Partner, HIT offers a vertically integrated curriculum ranging from Ableton Live, Electronic Music Production Certification, Pro Tools Certification, Basic Recording Techniques, Live Sound, Songwriting, Sound Design, Post Audio, and Music Business, to Advanced Recording Techniques and Artist Development.
Harbourside IT proudly powers the West Coast Ableton User Group. The WCA exists to nurture the rich base of established and emerging talent found throughout the Western Canadian electronic music scene.
Please note: Ableton Certified Trainers and Ableton Certified Training Centers are private entities or enterprises and neither employees nor agents of Ableton. They are not administered by Ableton AG or Ableton Inc. The trainers and centers are solely responsible for their own course offerings and curricula. Ableton takes no responsibility or liability for the actions of the trainers or centers.