Music Industry Workshop (Chicago, IL)


Celebrating fifteen years, Music Industry Workshop is a premier training and resource center for Ableton Live, DJ technology, and electronic music production. Since 1997, Music Industry Workshop has provided hands-on training for some of Chicago’s most prominent DJs and producers. Our expert faculty and staff includes Ableton Certified Instructors , celebrity DJs, Grammy Award winning producers, engineers, artists, songwriters, record label executives, and a host of industry gurus. 

MIW provides the smallest class sizes of any comparable program, with project-based training that includes one-on-one sessions with expert instructors. Our beginner through advanced level training programs are perfect for artists, producers, DJs, and anyone who wants to learn how to leverage their creativity using Ableton Live. We provide training in all areas related to music and technology:

* Electronic music production
* DJ technology
* Recording arts
* Live sound
* Video production
* Music business

Our 6,000 square foot campus includes state-of-the-art recording and production studios that are among the best in the region. In addition to classes, our school is also used by professional DJs, producers, labels, and bands to record and produce their own music. We believe the need for support goes far beyond the classroom. That’s why we provide ongoing student services including placement, counseling, refresher training, and access to our affiliate network.


Certified Trainers: Thomas Faulds and Orville Kline

(888) M-I-X-S-O-U-N-D
(773) 472-7752


Please note: Ableton Certified Training Centers are separate private enterprises and are solely responsible for their course content. These centers are not administrated by Ableton AG nor Ableton Inc.