I’ve had a few people say, “Oh you’re certified now, I want to do it.” To those people, I say “Be ready.” I didn’t just submit to become a Trainer without anything to warrant it. I built a following and content that displayed my capabilities and knowledge. I would advise anybody who wants to become an Ableton Certified Trainer to build on your skills and study the manual. You want to be on your game when the time comes.
“What do you want to do with this thing now?”
I want to continue to do what I do, write articles and produce YouTube videos on Live. Now that I have a nice added credential, I’d like to do some pro video series with one of the big tutorial distributors, as well as public workshops and teach at a school. My big goal is to tour; doing workshops all over the U.S. and the world during the day and doing gigs at night like many of the drummers I look up to, especially Chad Smith.
If you’d like to help me make use of the the new certification and have a reference for an opportunity or need help; whether it’s 1 on 1 lessons (in-person/internet), workshops, youth programs or gigs please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you to everyone who supported me in this push to get here. Especially Yeuda Ben-atar and Abid Hussain for their help and encouragement. It’s been a crazy year and I could not have done it without my wife, God, understanding friends I couldn’t hang out with while I was grinding, and all the people who follow me or buy my music and instructional materials. You are all special to me.