'Ableton for the Classroom’ puts leading music production tools within reach of more students than ever before.

Ableton Live is the de-facto standard in contemporary music production software. Now at version 11, Live truly transcends genres and use cases with passionate devotees and dedicated user groups all over the world.

Music Education has always been an important area of focus for Ableton and this year they are going further than ever before with ‘Ableton for the Classroom’, a program specifically for K-12 schools with several exciting offerings:

Free Live Intro Licenses - up to 60 seats

Schools no longer need to compromise on their choice of music software with free Live Intro licenses available for eligible K-12 schools, for up to 60 seats.

Live Intro is the perfect choice for getting started with music production. It’s key feature set and workflow are in many ways identical to Ableton’s flagship ‘Live Standard’ and ‘Live Suite’ releases, so students are learning with the same industry standard tools as leading professionals all over the world (including many of their musical heroes).

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50% discounts on Push 2 controller and additional discounts on Live Suite

For K-12 schools seeking the best possible music teaching environment, Ableton are now offering larger than ever discounts on their flagship products.


Push 2 is the ultimate controller for Ableton Live software with 64 velocity and pressure sensitive RGB pads, capacitive rotary encoders and a large colour display. Trigger clips and scenes via Live’s signature session view, or intuitively play software instruments with customizable musical scales and helpful visual feedback. Eligible schools can apply for a 50% discount.


Live Suite offers unlimited audio and MIDI tracks with 70+ gigabytes of software instruments from acoustic and electronic drums to synthesizers and orchestral libraries. Live Suite also includes Max for Live, a user friendly graphical programming environment which lets students build their own instruments, effects and more! Max for Live also provides access to the seemingly endless supply of free user created content, and an extensive collection of example devices.

Free Push 2 offer for schools with smaller music budgets

Eligible K-12 schools can apply for a free Push 2 controller, provided they have an existing multi-seat Ableton Live license in place. Schools not currently using Ableton Live can of course apply for the aforementioned free Live Intro offering. Combined, this provides a truly powerful and cutting-edge music production facility for schools where a hardware/software installation of this caliber may be otherwise cost prohibitive.

Full eligibility and application details can be found on Ableton’s website. https://www.ableton.com/en/classroom/push/

Ableton also offer an extensive set of resources for educators looking to start teaching with Live and Push including projects with detailed lesson plans, as well as interactive web lessons and videos. Topics range from helping students get started with Live, to scoring their first movie soundtrack, to understanding the basic operation of synthesizers. https://www.ableton.com/en/classroom/support/

To learn more about what Ableton Live and Push are and how they can enrich your music teaching environment, visit the following webpage: https://www.ableton.com/en/classroom/why-teach-live-push/

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