It is my vision to make Ableton Live popular as I believe in its potential to create great music and live performances.
I am excited to teach everybody interested in Ableton Live how to enjoy and make the most out of it.
I have solid experience in making music with Live and performing it in live situations. Electronic music has been "my thing" for two decades.
I offer training to individual students as well as groups in both face-to-face and online environments.
”I have played in a band for a few years. I had used Ableton Live for a few months. That as my musical background, I started my private tuition session with Fanu, and I was amazed at how much information kept on coming! We kicked things off nicely with Ableton basics, and Fanu taught me many things I had ignored. We concentrated on using the software in a easy, comfortable way, and I can tell my workflow has improved drastically. Ableton Live feels so much more natural and smoother now. Fanu kept up a relaxed atmosphere throughout the workshop, which was ideal for learning. I recommend the workshop for beginners, and I bet it would be useful for an advanced user as well. It was a pleasure – big thanks!”-S.J., Helsinki
"As I said at first, I had used Live for around a year, so my starting point was to get deeper with it. After the two-day workshop, I had learned a whole new approach to making music using the ”Live” [session] mode. There was enough information, especially for those who had little experience in using Live. It makes sense to not include the more advanced techniques in a two-day course, and it's good to get familiar with the basics. What I found important was that after the lessons, students got to practice all the things taught; you might not learn all the things without putting them into practice. It was good that a non-genre-specific approach was emphasized from the get-go, and students were provided with tools they could use to work on their own projects. For the sake of keeping things interesting in general, it was important that making music and related topics were also discussed, as otherwise things might get a little dull. I could tell the experience of the teacher as well as his down-to-earth take on things from early on, which kept it all interesting till the end. I can't think of much criticism right now. Maybe it's because I was very interested in the content of the course; it might be different if were talking about a job-related training course that tend to make you fall asleep. I was left with a very positive impression, and I believe there will be demand for these workshops in the future!"-M.E., Helsinki.
I, Janne Hatula, am a breakbeat music (drum and bass, downbeat) producer known as Fanu. I've spent two decades making electronic music.
I started dabbling with the then contemporary equipment around 1992, sampling sounds from cassette tape, and there hasn't been turning back ever since.
I had my first proper release in 2003 and have had my music released on various labels since then, collaborated with jazz legends, remixed several artists such as Amon Tobin, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble etc.
I've toured Europe and the USA doing DJ gigs.
Today, I run a label of my own, Lightless.
I've been using Ableton Live exclusively for several years, and I've always been very passionate about the possibilities it's given me in music.
Doing live performances is what I love the most as it's very involving and expressive.
With Ableton Live, you too can do pretty much whatever you want, and I'd be glad to teach you how to make it happen!
Pop & Jazz Conservatory were happy to have me do a beginners' Live workshop: it's happening on Dec 11-12. It's fully booked now; there may be plans for another one as not everybody could fit in the first workshop. Also, the first-ever advanced workshop is taking place at Studiotec, Espoo, on Nov 17.
...is always fun! Had the pleasure of teaching the nice guy they call Axl Smith as well, and hot beats were made. Anyone interested in booking a private workshop can email me using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
An Ableton Live workshop in Espoo on October 12-13. Click on the pic to see info!
Another Ableton Live workshop in Helsinki; this time on June 15 and 16. Click on pic for info and to sign up!
Finland's first-ever Ableton Live workshop will take place in Helsinki on April 27 and 28. Click on pic for info and to sign up!
During the three days of Ableton Live training given at Rytmi-Instituutti, the joys of using Ableton Live were discovered by many. Training was given to two groups. I'm currently planning to approach schools about offering them Live training. If you have an idea as to what school I should be approaching, please send your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be giving a two-day training course to students during 24.-25. November and to teachers at 26. November at Rytmi-Instituutti, Seinajoki, Finland.
I felt like writing down a few words relating to hard work, patience, and being an artist.I suddenly felt an urge to write after giving some advice to aspiring producers as well as having some conversations with some budding artists in addition to some older music heads whose faith seems to get tested every now and then.
I'd like to share a bit of my philosophy behind getting music done. It's easy to do a technical tutorial on how to perform something with a sequencer, but it's different telling people something that has to do with the mental side of things rather than technical.
I am currently taking on new training assignments. I'd love to teach you about the wonderful world of Ableton Live.
Let us know what you are interested in and I'll get back to you!