Get Live and Push set up in your organization, use ready-made resources to prepare engaging lessons, plus share ideas with other teachers.

Classroom projects

Show learners how to make their own music, and explore music fundamentals and production through a growing collection of classroom projects. Designed by experienced music teachers, each project can be adapted to your learners’ needs and includes lesson plans, activities and supporting learning resources.

First Steps with Ableton Live

First Steps with Ableton Live

Modern musical artists are drawn to Ableton Live for its flexibility and the creative possibilities it offers in the studio and on the stage. This project introduces two formative concepts of Ableton Live to students as they explore music-making within Session View and Arrangement View. 

Keywords: Composition, Performance, Audio Editing, Production 

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Making Music from Found Sounds

Making Music from Found Sounds

Music concrète to hip hop, electronic to pop, artists have been sampling the sounds around them for decades. In this project, students get hands-on experience in recording, sound design and composition using the sounds of their everyday lives.

Keywords: Recording, Sound Design, Composition

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Creating a Soundtrack

Creating a Soundtrack

For the beginner musician, the music they hear and experience when watching films can be truly formative. In this project, students learn about soundtracks and compose their own using the included cinematic samples and instruments. 

Keywords: Film Music, Composition, Performance

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The Art of the Mashup

The Art of the Mashup

A mashup combines disparate songs from a variety of genres to create a new single musical work. In this project students learn about mashups, then create and perform their own using included songs.

Keywords: Mashup, Sampling, Performance, Copyright 

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Have you used these resources in your teaching? Send your feedback to classroom@ableton.com.

Online interactive learning

Teach the building blocks of music and synthesis with these free-to-use online tools.

Learning Music

Learning Music

Teach the fundamentals of music-making – beats, melodies, harmonies, basslines, and song structure – with this interactive website.

Teach the fundamentals with Learning Music › 

Learning Synths

Learning Synths

Students can learn the fundamentals of synthesis by designing their own sounds with this powerful online synthesizer.

Teach synthesis with Learning Synths ›

Learning Live and Push

Learn the fundamentals of Live and Push, and find out more about the features, workflows and music-making techniques they make possible.

Learn Live

Learn Live

Get started with Live or go deeper into the details – whatever stage you’re at you’ll find videos to help you take your next steps with Live.

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Learn Push

Learn Push

Get to know the different music-making elements Push puts at your fingertips. Choose topics you’d like to learn or watch them in order – they’ll take you from setting up your Push through to in-depth sampling techniques.

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Community support

Get advice and support from other teachers using Live and Push in their classrooms.

Facebook group

Facebook group

Make new connections in the Ableton for the Classroom Facebook group – exclusively for educators who use Live and Push in their teaching. Teachers of all levels of experience share tips, ideas, resources and knowledge around teaching with Live and Push, and music education more broadly.

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Events

Events

Ableton for the Classroom participants can attend events to share ideas, upskill and meet other music educators. You can find out about upcoming events in the Ableton for the Classroom Facebook group, or in our regular newsletter to educators.

Technical support

A selection of articles from our Knowledge Base that offer guidance on how to get Live and Push up and running on your organization’s computers.