Apply for free Push for your classroom

A number of free Ableton Push 2 units are available to schools, charities and youth clubs teaching music to students primarily under the age of 19. If you’re keen to incorporate music production technology into your classroom, but don’t have the budget for hardware, apply to teach with Push for free.

Is my organization eligible?

You’re eligible if you’re

  • A teacher, teacher trainee or social worker
  • Providing general music education or a youth-focused program to students primarily under the age of 19
  • Applying on behalf of a public or private school, charity or youth club 
  • Personally proficient at using Live or comparable music-making software
  • Able to provide a convincing teaching plan showing how you want to use Push in the classroom
  • Willing to commit the time and effort required to incorporate Push into your music curriculum

Your organization must already have a Live multi-seat license version 9, 10 or 11. If your organization doesn’t have a Live multi-seat license you can now get Live Intro for free.

Organizations excluded from applying

  • Colleges and universities providing further or higher education courses
  • Organizations providing vocational or career readiness courses
  • Private colleges providing professional production courses

If you’re teaching vocational, further or higher education courses and want to incorporate Live and Push, visit Ableton for Colleges and Universities.

What are the terms of participation?

You confirm you’re

  • A teacher, teacher trainee or social worker
  • Providing general music education or a youth-focused program to students primarily under the age of 19 
  • Working for a public or private school, charity or youth club 

Ableton will provide you and your organization

  • Free Push 2 units to keep, for use in the classroom and other teaching environments
  • Access to Ableton’s online community of educators
  • Information about additional training, teaching resources and news regarding online and offline community activities
  • Technical support if needed

Ableton asks you and your organization

  • Not to sell or redistribute the Push units you receive without our prior written consent
  • To notify us in the event you no longer need the Push units you receive, so we might help to reallocate the units to another organization
  • On request, to provide us with information about how the Push units you receive are being used
  • To take part in surveys periodically asking about your experiences using Live and Push in the classroom, to help us find ways of improving the program
  • To keep your contact email up to date so we can stay in touch regarding the use of the Push units you receive

Ableton confirms

  • All data submitted as part of the application process and subsequent surveys will be used for the sole purpose of the Ableton for the Classroom program and for no other commercial purposes
  • At no time will personal data from students be requested or collected

Please note

  • Although the Push units have undergone testing before shipping, there may be situations in which units do not work properly. In such cases, we may not be able to replace the units due to limited stock.
  • Limited stock numbers also means units that become damaged during or after delivery may not be replaced.

How does the application process work?

  1. You’ll be asked to submit information about yourself and your organization, along with a teaching plan describing how you intend to use Push in your classroom (see What should be prepared before starting an application? for more information). 
  2. We’ll review each application in the order we receive them – please be aware that the review process can take up to 3 months, depending on the volume of applications submitted.
  3. We’ll get in touch via email to let you know the decision. If your application is successful we’ll ask you to provide a preferred date for your Push units to be delivered. 

What should be prepared before starting an application?

1. Check your organization has a Live multi-seat license version 9, 10 or 11

If your organization doesn’t have a Live license you can now get Live Intro for free.

2. Have your organization’s Ableton.com user account details to hand 

You’ll be asked at the start of your application to verify the compatibility of your organization’s license. You can do this one of two ways:

  • Log into your organization’s Ableton.com user account
    or
  • Enter the email address your organization’s license is registered to and the software serial number for one instance of Live currently in use (you can find the serial number by going to Live > About Live [Mac] or Help > About Live [PC])

3. Prepare a short summary describing your background as a music educator 

Your summary should be no more than 200 words and include information on how long you’ve been a music educator and what type of classes you’re currently teaching.  

4. Prepare a teaching plan explaining how you intend to use Live and Push in your classroom 

Your teaching plan can be produced in whatever format you like. You’ll be asked to upload a copy of the plan no bigger than 25 MB in size. It should answer the following questions: 

  • What is your teaching concept?
  • What role does music technology play in your teaching?
  • What age group of students do you plan to use Live and Push with?
  • What musical skills do you plan to teach with Live and Push? 
  • Will Live and Push be used as part of your regular teaching or for a specific extracurricular project?
  • What opportunities do you see Live and Push providing your students?
  • Where do you see challenges in integrating Live and Push into your teaching?

5. Ask your school principal, program director or person responsible for the funding of your organization to provide a letter of endorsement for your application.

You’ll be asked to upload a copy of the letter no bigger than 25MB in size. The letter should indicate the following: 

  • Support for your plan to teach with Live and Push
  • Commitment to providing the IT support needed to keep everything up and running

Start your application

My organization doesn’t have a Live license yet:
Get Live Intro for free
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Need help?

Email classroom@ableton.com with any questions you have about the offer.