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There's more to the Cloudchord Experience than just listening...

Ignite your own creative flow by also learning from Cloudchord!

Cloudchord Tutorials

on YouTube

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Lesson Downloads

on Gumroad

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Private Lessons Guitar & Ableton


Derek VanScoten is an Ableton Certified Trainer & seasoned strings/frets teacher.  


For some immediate tips/tricks check out Cloudchord's new tutorial page called OPEN CHANNELS on YouTube.  


He is available for Workshops, Presentations & private lessons.   

Offered Ableton topics include

• Looping for live musicians

• Composing and performing in Live

• Sampling, mixing and mastering in Live


Levels: Beginner to Advanced

Focus: Producing/ Recording with live instruments, Studio to

Stage, Sound Design, Push, Looping

Favorite Genre: Chillhop/ Lofi HipHop/ Neo Soul


Derek does screen sharing between the Ableton Live sets, and

sends hi-resolution audio from his feed. He has a variety of self-created sample packs available to send to the students/participants for the lesson/presentation as well.

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To learn more about Private Lessons & Presentations click the button:

Derek VanScoten is a guitarist, educator and Emmy-winning music composer. He produces music and performs under the name Cloudchord. In addition to being an Ableton Certified Trainer, Derek holds a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production from Middle Tennessee State University.


Teacher/ Live Experience:

  • Derek began his music teaching career at the University of Colorado and Naropa University in 2005. He started producing on Ableton Live in 2006, and presented a guitar looping Push demo at NAMM Los Angeles in 2013.

  • Derek has presented on Live and Push in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas and Denver at User Groups, retail stores and music schools.

  • He hosts an annual three-day music production retreat at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Upstate New York. He also teaches private lessons in person and online.

  • Derek releases guitar and Push videos via social media under the name Cloudchord.

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