Certified Training in Germany

Live 9 Certified Trainers

Brian Smith (Berlin)
Brian Smith started playing trumpet when he was eight years old. In the early 1980's, he moved into the electroacoustic world of modular analog synthesis and two-track tape decks.

Dankmar Klein (Cologne)
Dankmar Klein has been a product specialist with Ableton for a long time. He leads workshops and teaches all over Europe on a wide range of topics related to the practical use of Ableton Live.

Florian Tippe (Berlin)
Florian Tippe is a bass clarinetist, composer, sound designer and music teacher with a penchant for unpolished, raw sounds.

Harry Bum Tschak (Berlin)
Harry Bum Tschak is a drummer and producer with a passion for anything that grooves. He started playing drums before the age of ten and hasn't stopped since.

Jesse Abayomi (Berlin)
Jesse Abayomi is an electronic music producer, DJ, music production trainer and audio consultant all together in one lively Londoner.

Maya Consuelo Sternel (Berlin)
Maya Consuelo Sternel is a DJ, producer, audio engineer and live performer as well as head of Rudel Records.

Nils Hoffmann (Hamburg)
Nils Hoffmann, born 1976 in Bremen, Germany, studied classical guitar and piano in Kassel and Cologne. He attended several international master classes, was concert master with the orchestra conducted by the Echo-award-winning M. 

Noah Pred (Berlin)
Noah Pred has been making music in various forms for the past two decades. Working with hardware samplers, sequencers and synthesizers, he began performing live sets of techno, house and electro in the mid-nineties, and began DJing with vinyl soon after. 

Rob Jones (London/Berlin)
Rob Jones has been obsessed with music since the tender age of 7, when vocal training and local amateur productions soon led to a string of work in musical theater and opera, including Oliver in London's West End and The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne Opera House.

Sjoerd van der Sanden (Berlin)
Sjoerd van der Sanden is a live performer, producer and DJ of electronic music. After years of playing drums in several electronic/indie bands and a side step into contemporary music, he now dedicates his musical energies to the electronic music scene.

Stefan Feuerhake (Hamburg)
Hamburg-based producer and DJ Stefan Feuerhake began his musical career in the late 1980s, as a hip-hop and funk DJ. Just a few years later he was infected by the techno virus, which changed his DJ work completely.

Stefan Knauthe (Berlin)
Stefan Knauthe is a composer, producer, engineer and sound designer with many years of experience.

Stefano Ferrari (Berlin, DE / Cagliari, IT)
Composer and guitarist Stefano Ferrari began studying music in 1987 and earned a diploma in Classical Guitar, Contemporary Composition and New Musical Technologies at the Conservatory.

Xavier Jacques (Berlin)
Xavier Jacques is a DJ and producer from New York City with a mission of bringing the underground club sound to the pop music world. He specializes in synthpop, eurodance and electro house.


Live 8 Certified Trainers

Pierce Treude (Cologne)
Cologne-based DJ and producer Pierce Treude has been involved in the music business since 1993. An audio engineer since 1997, Pierce has been working with Ableton Live since version 1 hit the market.

Tom Shopper (Nuremberg)
Tom Shopper has been working in clubs behind the turntables since he was eighteen years old. He began playing classic hip-hop, but before long he was playing and producing minimalist techno and house.


Training Centers

dBs Music (Berlin)
In September 2013, dBs Music opened it’s first international music production institute in Berlin, Germany. Courses are delivered in English to an international audience from more than 30 countries.

noisy Academy (Berlin)
The noisy Academy in Berlin-Friedrichshain is part of the noisy Musicworld, a multi-service provider for musicians offering fully equipped rehearsal rooms, recording studios, a rental service for PA, backline, studio and DJ equipment as well as tour vans.

yoyosonic music institute (Hamburg/Berlin)
yoyosonic music institute, YMI, is Germany's first and only school dedicated exclusively to digital DJing and digital music production.

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