Perform Live

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  • 2020 INTAKE 1
    Applications close January 30
    For courses starting March
  • 2020 INTAKE 2
    Applications close May 10
    For courses starting June
  • 2020 INTAKE 3
    Applications close July 30
    For courses starting September
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Turn your studio productions into a playable live show, ready to tour.

A great live set is all about connecting to your audience and growing your fanbase by giving them a show they'll never forget. In this course you'll develop a show that you love performing - one that's deeply engaging for you, your audience and any other players involved.

Under the hood, a live show needs to be flexible enough to customise, scalable for different venue sizes, and with a setup bullet-proofed by fail-safes so the show goes on no matter what.


This course is for:

Successful applicants with a strong understanding of music production and Ableton Live.


This course covers:

Creative techniques and technical essentials, taught by Ableton Certified Trainers.

Deconstruct real sets being used by artists to perform, including solo and group setups.

Plan and build your show, converting studio productions into performable pieces, with final performances by all members in the group.

Delve deep into controllers to move fluidly through your sets.


Learning by doing:

You will learn by working completely hands-on, mentored by Ableton Certified Trainers on converting your songs and setup into a viable live show.You will have access to our studios filled with equipment: microphones, controllers, synthesisers, drum machines and hardware. Small group sizes (max 9 per group) provides a supportive space for trial-runs and experimentation.


Perform Live will commence September 30 with the following schedule

Session 1    Monday 30 September, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 2    Thursday 3 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 3    Monday 7 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 4    Thursday 10 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 5    Monday 14 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 6    Thursday 17 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 7     Monday 21 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Session 8    Thursday 24 October, 2019 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM




By the end of this program you will have a tour-ready, performable live show and the ability to add more songs / change the set-list as needed.


Perform Live is structured so you work hands-on with specific projects and techniques then apply them to your own performance set under supervision and assistance of our expert mentors. The course is 8 x 3 hour sessions, with the final sessions being a rehearsal performance for all in your class group.


For more info, contact us via phone on 02 8065 6913 or email.

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Location: Ableton Liveschool, Surry Hills, Sydney

Class Size: Maximum 9 students

Trainers & Course Developers:

Josh Molony / Doug Wright / Adam Maggs

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What skills or experience do I need to have before taking this course?

Ideal requirement is you have completed or are undertaking the Produce Music course.
Minimum requirements is to have completed the Remix & Create module or equivalent.
You must also have at least 2 completed pieces of music to work on during the course.


Do I need to buy anything before I start the course?

Ableton Live is required to successfully complete this course. Enrolled students are eligible for up to 40% off Ableton Live.


What if my circumstances change and I can’t attend one or more sessions?

After booking your course you are responsible for attending all dates and we do not refund, nor accept any liability for your loss of course time. That’s the trade-off for the small class sizes. Alternatively, you are able to transfer your booking to another date or course if you contact us one month before the course begins. This gives us enough time to fairly try and fill the seat.

If you miss a class/es during your course we have three make-up options available to you, subject to availability:

  • Waiting list for a future session with an available seat. With a class size of 9 people, spare seats are rare, but if it becomes available you can sit this session for free.
  • 50% module booking. We offer a 50% re-sit discount to students wishing to re-take a complete module for further immersion. The 50% applies to complete modules regardless of how many sessions you retake, and for 2 or more sessions it is often more cost-effective to do this.
  • Private tuition session. Please contact us for dates, times and pricing.


Are Instalment Plans Available?

Instalment plans are not available for this module, unless bundled with other modules.


For more info, contact us via phone on 02 8065 6913 or email.

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