Music Production in Ableton - Level 1

8 Week Program

Next Semester Begins:

September - TBA

Music Production in Ableton in Edmonton
Make music at home in Edmonton
Ableton Live in Edmonton

Everything you need to start making music with Ableton Live. Over 8 weeks we will break down the barriers of electronic music production so that you may begin your journey towards making inspired, professional sounding music.

Class runs Mondays 7-9pm. Students may come as early as 6pm for any homework related questions and help.

Who Should Take This Course?

This class is designed for people who want to jump into the world of music production, but have little or no prior experience in music production or Ableton Live. You could be a DJ, a musician, a singer, or just someone who is passionate about music, this course will provide you with the tools and confidence you need to use Ableton fluently.

What You'll Leave Class Knowing

You'll finish this course with a strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of music production in Ableton Live, an introduction to music theory and song writing, and the knowledge to start producing your own songs.

8 WeekS, 16 hours instruction + office hours :

Next Class: Start September!

One payment of $699.

Payment Plans are Available. Contact for info.

Contact Jake Robertz at or 587 784 0781 for any questions

Course Requirements

  • A laptop that can run Ableton Live

  • Headphones

  • Ableton Live 10 (available at 40% discount for all Night Vision Music Academy students)

Class Topics Include

  • Introduction to Ableton: functions, layout, and tools

  • Rhythm & Counting, Song Structure, Song Arrangement

  • Drums Rack and Drum Programming

  • Intro to Music Theory: Notes & Scales, Chords, Chord Progressions

  • Arrangement View, Scenes, Clip launching and Recording

  • Adding the Human Touch: Swing & Groove, Playing In and Recording

  • Making Ableton work for you: Automation & Modulation

  • Recording External Audio, Warping

  • And Much More!

Student Perks

  • 40% Discount on Ableton Live

  • Educational discounts up to 50% with companies like Fab Filter, Soundtoys, Izotope, DMG, Black Octopus Sound and More!

  • Weekly feedback on assignments

  • PDF summary of each week's lesson

  • Optional hour before class for in person questions and homework assistance

  • Opportunity for midweek support and questions via e-mail

  • Discounted pricing on booking studio time, private lessons, and workshops

Class Time

Class runs 7-9pm

Office Hours 6-7pm

Class runs once a week for 8 weeks at our downtown Edmonton teaching facility.


Jake Robertz

Your Instructor: Jake Robertz

Jake is a veteran music producer and DJ from Edmonton Canada.  Over the last 10 years, he’s released music and remixes on multiple international labels including Ram Records Program Imprint, Muti Music, Seclusiasis, Simplify, Ad Noiseam,  Really Good, Fort Knox, Top Billin, Discobelle, High Chai, Adapted, Made in Glitch, Future Roots and 9G records.  His previous project Knight Riderz saw him headlining shows and festivals across North America including The Village at Shambhala 2011, The Living Dead Tour with Zeds Dead in 2012, The Bounce Festival and Astral Harvest. He’s been an active member of the Edmonton electronic music scene since 2008, currently working with local promoters Future Roots throwing parties and regularly opening for international artists.  He’s explored the techniques of producing a wide variety of genres and styles, and developed methods to help you find, create, or refine your specific musical vision.  Jake has the practical experience and in-depth knowledge to give you a clear understanding of the production process at any level.