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WAM’s Ableton Live Professional Learning Program for Teachers

26 May

We’re excited to launch the Ableton Live Professional Learning Program for Teachers, a unique professional development opportunity for a group of local classroom music teachers focused on cutting-edge music technologies!

The initiative, spearheaded by WAM’s Audience Development Officer, Em Burrows, will provide ten classroom music teachers from Perth and surrounding suburbs the opportunity to take part in educator-focused training on the music creation and performance software Ableton Live.

“Music education has changed immensely over the past 5 years,” said Burrows. “It’s difficult for teachers to find the time and funds to upskill and keep abreast of the technology as it evolves. This program will enable a group of committed and forward-thinking educators to use one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW’s) in the world. We hope it will help them to inspire the next generation of WA music makers!”

Participants will join weekly, interactive classes facilitated by Certified Ableton Trainer and Duncraig Senior High School Innovations Coordinator, Drew Mayhills. The program will provide teachers a rich, hands-on overview of the fundamentals of Ableton Live and Push, and explore ways to inspire student creativity and value-add Ableton Live and Push into existing teaching and learning programs.

The Ableton Live Professional Learning Program for Teachers starts on Thursday 4 June and will run over nine weeks. Weekly classes will be held via Zoom, with class recordings available for those unable to attend the live session.


 WHEN: Thursday 4 June – Thursday 13 August
Weekly on Thursdays | 3.30pm – 4.30pm WST
WHERE: Virtual classes via Zoom
COST: No cost to music teachers

For more information on the program, please contact

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.