Certified Training in the United Kingdom

Live 9 Certified Trainers

Adrian Pickard (London)
Brighton based DJ/Producer and sound engineer, Adrian Pickard was one of the first official Certified Trainers Worldwide. 

Chris Pratt (Plymouth)
Chris has been DJing for 20 years and using Ableton Live for over 10. His work with Live has had spanned production and performance of house, techno, breakbeat, d&b and hip hop as well as acousmatic/sonic art work.

Frederic Cuin (Montpellier/London)
Based in France and London, Label owner of Frogs Records and live performer Frederic Cuin, also known as Freddyfrogs, is an Ableton Ninja. 

Jamie Griffiths (Swansea, Wales)
Jamie is a professional club DJ and scratcher with eighteen years' experience (including three years as scratch DJ and percussionist for Hybrid), a product demonstrator for M-Audio UK, a resident of the Escape club Swansea, and has been a dedicated Ableton Live user for four years.

Keith Mills (London)
Keith is a qualified sound engineer who has been involved in the electronic music scene for the past fifteen years.

Lee Sullivan (Doncaster)
Lee Sullivan is a senior lecturer in electronic music production, performance technology and sound design at University Centre Doncaster.

Marcello Ruggiu (Milan, Italy / London, UK)
Marcello began his musical career in 1994. In 2005, he earned a degree in audio engineering from the SAE Institute in Milan. He has focused on live and studio recording and is very interested in electronic music production (IDM, Breakbeat, Drum and Bass).

Mark Burnett (Mid-Wales)
With a raft of successful releases under the ‘Mark One’ moniker and now operating as ‘Dirty Lookin’ Mobile Disco’, Mark Burnett has performed to crowds of beat-hungry audiopaths across Europe, Asia and America. 

Mark Towers (Leicester)
Mark has been making electronic music since 1998 using an array of samplers, synthesizers, and sequencers, both hardware and software.

Martin Delaney (London)
Martin's been using and teaching Live since version 1.5. He's taught musicians, DJs, pre-teens, teenagers and prisoners. 

Michael Greig (London)
Since setting up and running his own recording studio in 1996, Michael has produced and engineered a vast range of music - from guitar bands to sound art - and released his own electronic dance music on a range of labels covering Hardcore Rave to Minimal House.

Paula Temple (Leeds/Yorkshire)
Paula Temple is a music technology tutor as well as a professional DJ, producer and radio presenter of fifteen years.

Phelan Kane (London)
Phelan Kane is a London based music producer, engineer, programmer and academic. He has worked with clients as diverse as Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Snow Patrol, Dido, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros.

Simon Lyon (Manchester)
Simon has been a Live user since 2004 with a focus on the integration of technology into live performances with bands and instruments.

Simon Stokes (Glasgow)
Simon Stokes is the owner and head tutor of Shoogle Studios, Scotland’s leading electronic music studio.

Simone Tanda (Pesaro, IT / London, UK)
Simone Tanda is a bass player/music producer/live performer who loves low frequencies. He gives electronic music lectures as well as one-to-one tutorials in several colleges and Live certified training centers in London and in Italy.

Timo Preece (San Francisco, CA / Edinburgh, UK)
​Timo Preece is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, and electronic musician. He graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and is currently doing post-graduate work in Sound Design at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Tom Lonsborough (Manchester)
Tom is head of online learning at Manchester MIDI School and has been with the school since 2006.

Live 8 Certified Trainers

Federico Bersano Begey (London)
Federico Bersano Begey has been creating music with any known computer and software since the early '90s. He was a club DJ for about ten years, worked in radio and joined a band to record two albums and tour extensively for a couple of years.

Dr. David Casal (Hull)
David's research focuses on building music systems for improvisation. He has performed in several European venues, including IRCAM, the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast, the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon and several London venues, including Ray's Jazz Cafe, the Shunt Vaults, and King's Place. 

Rikki McKee (Ayr)
Rikki has been producing computer-based music since he got his hands on his first 8-bit sampler for the Amiga. Starting out as a DJ in 1989 in Majorca, his music taste has grown far and wide.

Training Centers

Alchemea (London)
London based Alchemea is one of the worlds most highly respected audio colleges, providing vocational music production and sound engineering courses to students from around the globe. 

dBs Music (Plymouth)
Over the past 12 years dBs Music has grown to become one of the UK’s leading colleges to study music technology and sound engineering. Originally founded in Plymouth on the South West Coast of England, the college now has sites in Bristol, Cornwall and Berlin.

Coleg Sir Gâr (Llanell, Wales)
Coleg Sir Gar is a college of further and higher education based in Carmarthenshire in south west Wales.
Currently, the college has in excess of 12,000 students enrolled in a range of courses including A Levels, NVQs, National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, Foundation Degrees and post-graduate programmes.

University Centre Doncaster (Doncaster)
The University Centre Doncaster is set in 126 acres of idyllic countryside at High Melton, six miles west of Doncaster. The campus is home to many of the college's higher education courses specializing in Live Performance Arts and Creative Arts undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study.

Leicester College (Leicester)
Leicester College is one of the largest Further Education providers in the UK. The Music and Sound department is a Roland Academy and Apple Authorized Center for Training (Education).

London School of Sound (London)
The London School of Sound (LSS) was established in 2004 to provide advanced training in music technology and production in a wide range of formats, from just a few days of intensive classes to the full two-year diploma, with options to study part-time or full-time. 

Manchester MIDI School (Manchester)
Manchester MIDI School has been delivering courses in music production, DJing, sound recording and engineering for 15 years.

Point Blank (London)
Point Blank is the UK's favorite Music Production School (six-time winner of "Best Music Production School" at DJ Magazine's annual T-Scan Awards), offering innovative training in music production, sound engineering, DJing, radio production, singing and music business.

Producertech (Eastbourne)
Producertech's Training Centre is located in the Echoplex Studio Complex in Eastbourne, a stone's throw from the beachfront and only half an hour's drive from Brighton. The complex houses 2 ample recording suites and a mastering facility, and is also the headquarters of the renowned sample company Loopmasters.

Tech Music School (London)
Since its founding in 1983, Tech Music School (TMS) has established itself as a market leader in popular music education and training, focusing on the achievement of technical excellence across a wide range of musical disciplines.

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