An Ableton Live user for over eight years, Poppy Roberts has produced and written for international artists and major labels such as Apollo R&S and Wolf Music. Poppy currently fronts and produces her project "lovescene", and specializes in teaching workflow and bespoke creative techniques, working closely with vocalists on production.
- Manchester United Kingdom
Poppy Roberts has written and performed music since the age of 14 , training formally on multiple instruments then graduating from the University of Salford with first class honors in Popular Music and Recording.
Having specialized in Music Production, Live Performance and Composition, naturally Poppy continued to produce and write topline for various international labels and publishing houses, as well as her own projects, such as neo-soul collective "lovescene", which she currently fronts and produces.
Past clients and collaborators include Wolf Music, Apollo R&S, Audio Network, The North Quarter, Dubphizix, Zed Bias, Swing Ting, Maceo Plex and many more.
Growing up in a household of opera, jazz and street soul, Poppy has since gone on to produce a wide range of genres from soundtrack scores, prog-rock, funk and garage, to soulful house, broken-beat and neo-soul/R’n’B. When it comes to teaching, Poppy is flexible and has taught producers of hip-hop, D’n’B, tech-house and everything in between!
Poppy has taught one-on-one for artists of varying levels of experience, and this quickly progressed to international workshops with arts councils, charities and CICs such as the Russian Arts Council, Brighter Sound and the Prince's Trust. Poppy particularly enjoys the work she has done with female-identifying groups using her own experiences in the music industry to support others on their path.
Poppy currently teaches music production and Ableton Live at the School of Electronic Music in Manchester.
First introduced to Ableton Live back in 2013 when shadowing a fellow producer, Poppy realized that what she thought was writer’s block was in fact just not having the right production software! Since then, it has been Poppy's main motivation to pass on the self-confidence and tools that Live provides to others experiencing the same hurdles in their musical journeys.
Poppy offers the following classes:
Beginner-Advanced Production with Ableton Live
Production as a Vocalist
Compositional Techniques using Ableton
Improving Your Workflow in Ableton Live
Ableton Push for Beginners
Creative Techniques for Inspiration and Regeneration of Ideas in Ableton Live
Max for Live (Beginners)
Ableton Live Production for Vocalists
Ableton Live Performance and Stage Set-ups.
All the above can be individually customized according to your needs, and are available one-on-one or via Zoom with remote access interactivity.
Poppy also has an intermediate level of safe-guarding training from working with outreach and community programmes.
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