Ableton Tutor

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ Laila Sakini hails from Melbourne’s diverse music scene, but currently dwells in London, her on and off home over the past few years. Her work combines sounds reminiscent of her personal history in both cities and the resultant dislocation of being frequently in-between. 

Her debut solo album Vivienne on Total Stasis was commended for its emotional breadth and ellucidating ennui using a modest palette of piano, electronics and voice, earning Laila a place on many best of 2020 lists. 

Surrounding this are significant sentimental forays of various genre, in the form of acclaimed releases: StradaInto the Traffic and Under the Moonlight, all on Boomkat Editions, as well as soundtracking spoken word poetry (collaborating with Melbourne poet Lucy Van) and a romantic mixtape through Purely Physical Teeny Tapes. 

Practising classical piano as a child and shifting into a club DJ in her early 20s, Laila has performed worldwide across all forms of spaces often gracing radio stations from NTS to LYL, Dublab & Rinse FM, she’s now taking the step to focus on composition and production, with Boomkat touting her as “producing some of the most vital and brittle music of our time.”

Laila teaches Tuesdays & Wednesdays at our Dalston Studio


You’ll be guided step by step through creating a body of work. It's personal to you; that could mean building a beat, writing an electronic track or sound designing for a show. You’ll have several ‘ah-hah’ moments as we show you how to lay down those creative ideas and turn them into structured, polished pieces ready to be mixed and mastered.
  • Software and settings tour
  • Analysing music, developing ideas
  • Sampling; presets, augmentation and creation
  • Recording audio and processing
  • Creating sound palettes
  • Song structure and beat building
  • Synthesis and FX
  • Working with hardware
  • Automation and mixing techniques
  • Bouncing tracks
  • Treating your home set up
  • Workflow review and tips
  • Preparing your work for release
  • The business of music publishing
  • Advice on home studio
If your goal is to put out music in the long term, we’ll help you understand and prep you for self-releasing or working with labels, including distribution and PRS, developing your artist profile and social media.
Bring your laptop & headphones to lessons. If you're starting a class install Ableton trial version they day you start your course. You don't need any other equipment to learn.
Hub studios is a meeting spot for new and professional DJs + music producers. Our students have gone on to play internationally, touring with artists, signed records, compilations, festivals gigs and radio.


Choose a time slot for a 1 or 2 hour lesson with Laila
(for discount on hourly rate sign up for a course below)


You can split the cost of your purchase over time into three 0% interest payments with Paypal “Pay in 3”.  To use Pay in 3, click on the PayPal button above, log into your PayPal account and select ‘Pay Later’.

Thank you for choosing Hub to build up your Music Production skills! On sign up, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to schedule your sessions in the studio calendar, plus a short questionnaire so you can tell us a bit more about your favourite music and music production goals. We can’t wait to see you develop your sound in the studio.

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