"When I listened to my tutor's music I could tell she put in a lot of effort and if I want to be that good I am going to need to put in a lot of effort too. And now I have the skills, I will."Kem, Digital Music student
Digital Music Production – Week-long
Teen Music Production with Ableton Live
Learn one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations, Ableton Live, and make music the way the professionals do.
What you learn
Unleash your inner DJ as you compose original music! You’ll experiment and explore with different styles, sounds, samples, beats and digital instruments. Use loops and triggers, and understand how to create your own sounds using Ableton Live.
Use the software your favourite stars use
Digital Music enthusiasts teach you the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstation to create original sounds and pieces. Even non-musicians can create amazing performances with the included Ableton packs.
Perform and publish!
Ableton allows you to perform live and you will have a chance to build your own electronic instruments. At the end of the week you can create a portfolio and publish your musical creations online for the world to hear.
What are the course instructors like?
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science …
Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science and Engineering students. All our instructors undergo in-person training from the Fire Tech team in the curriculum of the course they are teaching, in the Fire Tech mission and values, and in our Child Safety Policies. We select our instructors on technical expertise but also for great communication skills and a real passion for their subject.
Unleash your inner musician with the Digital Music Production course. Course participants will have the opportunity to work with one of the industry’s leading Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), Ableton Live. Whether you are a budding producer or complete novice, this course enables each person to build on the skills they have already. Fire Tech provides the opportunity for young people to explore some fantastic software and make their own professional music.
With the combination of digital music theory and technology skills, kids finish understanding how music is created and assembled, and know how to do it themselves! We aim for our students to be inspired and create something that is meaningful for them.
At the end of the course, students will publish their work so that the world can hear their achievements! Check out our previous students’ work on Soundcloud.
This is an online learning course taught live by an expert tutor who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
This course is also available in part-time formats.
NOTE: You will need to download and install the Ableton Live software ready for the course. This can be done by buying a license here or by downloading the trial software from the Ableton website.
We also strongly recommend that you purchase a keyboard for the course, the one we suggest is here.
What your child will learn
- How to use Ableton Live 9
- How to create their own unique sounds
- Basic music theory
- Musical structures and techniques for composing an original piece of music
- How to record and process their music
- How to publish their musical creations to Soundcloud