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Welcome to Abbey Road Institute

Abbey Road Institute is a specialist music production school and the training ground for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers.

Our foundations are the expertise and innovation created at Abbey Road Studios. Through collaboration with industry experts, we created a professional one-year Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering and a 5-month Advanced Diploma in Audio Post Production for Film and TV. In 2021, we moved into and reopened the historic Angel Recording Studios in Islington, near Kings Cross.

We work closely with engineers and producers to design and deliver a broad, hands-on and cutting-edge curriculum. This prepares you to launch a career in the music industry as unique as you are. What unites our students and team is a love of music and a passion to create.

You will learn from creative cutting edge producers, technical experts, business professionals and established and experienced names across the music industry. Choosing to study at Abbey Road Institute is a life-changing decision and a once in a lifetime experience. Our graduates are the future of the music and recording industry.

Discover our new Audio Post Production Diploma

In 2021 we launched our new Advanced Diploma in Audio Post Production for Film and TV. The part-time, 5-month course is designed to teach you each stage of an audio post-production workflow, enabling you to build up skills,  knowledge and contacts to get started in this exciting field of work.

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  • Our London school is located inside the historic Angel Studios in Islington
  • We have our own bespoke live room and recording studio at Abbey Road Studios
  • Students attend workshops in Abbey Road's Studios One, Two & Three
  • Guest speakers include Haydn Bendall, Sylvia Massy, Andrew Scheps, Marta Salogni, John Kurlander & Aamir Yaqub
  • Our graduates are now working at Metropolis Studios, Abbey Road, Denmark St Studios, EMI Archive, SARM Studios, to name a few

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    The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.

    Andrea Mastroiacovo, Graduate 2018

    Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.

    Lizzie Arnold, Graduate 2019

    There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.

    Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Killing Joke)

    I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.

    Luke Glazewski, Graduate 2019

    The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.

    Marta Di Nozzi, Graduate 2019

    It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

    Jason O’Bryan, Lecturer

    Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

    Ian Ramage, Lecturer