Music Production Courses


No experience is necessary to get started down the path of becoming a music producer! Our Ableton Live course was specially-crafted to be both an incubator for the novice and guide for the current music producer that wants to learn the power of Ableton Live. You don’t need anything to get started.

Upon completion of this course, student(s) will learn the art of music production so that they can make any style of music they desire, while becoming a sufficient audio editor. The latest version of Ableton Live and the Ableton Push 2 controller are readily available in class, and student discounts are available on both the program and controller to those that register for the course. Please note that students do not need to purchase the program to join the class, but by practicing at home students can excel their progress.

In-Person courses generally become available 1-2 weeks before a session starts due to the variability of room availability and when current students finish their course.

Courses are offered once per week for 90 minutes, at the day and time you sign up for, and meet weekly on the same day until the end of the session. Class cost equates to roughly $50 per session.  The Novice course is 6 weeks and must be paid in full ($299 total), but the following Amateur (12 weeks / $599), Intermediate (12 weeks / $599), and Advanced courses (6 weeks / $349) can be paid either in full or by automatic weekly payments via PayPal. Available course offerings and details below.

  • July22Wednesday
    Course 1 of 4, Novice Ableton (6 Weeks) - 2 Slots
    7:30 pm 9:00 pm6108 N. College Ave, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
    Price includes six 1.5 hour-long sessions and a flash drive with course materials. Disclaimer: If you must miss a class, please contact Deckademics ahead of time. We understand that emergencies happen, so we try to accommodate the best we can. Being so, students are allowed one rescheduled make-up date per six weeks.

Novice (6 weeks = $299)
Moving Around in Ableton Live
Navigating Preferences
Hardware Setup
Basic Music Theory
Session View Detail
Arrangement View Detail

Amateur (12 weeks = $599)
Audio Sampling & Clip Editing
Audio Drum Programming
Arrangement View Drum Programming
Chopping Samples vs. Looping
Various Ways to Sample
MIDI Editing
Drum Racks
MIDI Instruments Detail
Converting MIDI to Audio
Creating Song Structure

Intermediate (12 weeks = $599)
Sound Design
Synthesis Types/Elements
Manipulating MIDI Instruments
Simpler & Sampler
Instrument Racks
Chains, Sends & Returns
Signal Flow Detail
MIDI Effects
Delay & Time-based Effects
Frequency-based Effects
Dynamic-based Effects
Other built-in Effects
Using Automation

Advanced (6 weeks = $349)
Basic Mixing