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Intro to Music Production with Ableton Live

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Intro to Music Production with Ableton

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Produce Your Own Beats and Music

Learning to make music like the pros with Ableton is easier than it sounds and it sounds incredible! Students will learn all about music production and create their own music while developing audio production skills. This course teaches students the technical and creative skills of electronic music production. Students will learn important music theory that explains what makes an effective melody, why rhythm has a groove, and how mixing can free up space in a mix.

At the beginning of the week, students will learn how to properly use professional music software to record their own musical ideas. Students will learn how to build a song from start to finish, and how to produce a song to sound great. Topics covered include beat production, audio vs. MIDI recordings, wavetable synthesis, creative sampling, mixing and mastering. Throughout the week, students will create original tracks, remixes, mashups and remakes of popular songs using templates designed by our instructors.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also recieve a Take-Home Akai MIDI Keyboard.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10 +Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10 + Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Students are required to bring headphones.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The fundamentals of music production
  • Rhythm and drum machine patterns
  • Sampling and synthesizers
  • MIDI and audio effects
  • Mixing and mastering basics


What Students Create

  • Original compositions, mashups or remixes
  • A polished final mix of their finished tracks
  • A rough mix of another student’s song
  • A collaborative group project

About Music Production Courses

Our Music Production courses give students a real-world experience with workflows in modern music production. They’ll learn how to record, mix, edit, and produce their own digital tracks. This Intro to Music Production with Ableton course gives students an extensive look at Ableton, a powerful live mixing and music production software that allows them to create tracks in their favorite genres while learning how to use drum machines and MIDI keyboards to bring the house down. Explore more music production courses.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Intro to Music Production with Ableton Live by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are students limited in what songs they can use or will they be making their own?

You will both sample and remix existing songs, as well as create an original from raw sounds (such as combining a cymbal and a bass drum) from Ableton’s library of sounds.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.



Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Digital Media Academy’s Music Production course was super fun with awesome laid back counselors and fun activities that incorporated the material taught in the course.”

Kevin H.

Intro to Music Production with Ableton

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Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.