You’ve spent your time at Abbey Road Institute working hard and immersing yourself in all of the learning and experiences on offer, what next?
Ambitious and motivated, our alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. They’re working as producers and engineers to undertaking internships and much more. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.
Our London graduates join a global alumni Abbey Road network including all of our graduates as well as our industry friends. This extended family are from different backgrounds and with different skill sets they progress onto a range of careers. Brought together at the end of their study for the global graduation ceremony there are many opportunities for future collaboration and partnerships.
Raphaël Guédin a suivi le cursus à Abbey Road Institute d’Octobre 2017 à Septembre 2019. Particulièrement impliqué dans son apprentissage, il multiplie les expériences musicales pendant ses deux années de formation. Il saisi notamment l’opportunité d’enregistrer le groupe Mother Vulture dans le studio Gatehouse à Abbey Road Studios (UK). Proactif, il effectue aussi un stage aux studios Audioscope, dans le 15e arrondissement de Paris. L’expérience s’avère concluante puisque quelques jours après la fin de sa formation Raphaël est embauché comme assistant dans le célèbre studio.
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After graduating in 2018, Fabian Brummel went straight to Galaxy Studios in Belgium for an intensive internship programme. Before finishing as an intern, he was already offered a permanent position at Galaxy as a full time mix engineer and sound editor. Fabian is currently working mainly in postproduction for some big movie projects.
In his own time he loves composing and is working on a couple of new music projects.
“From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.”
Alexandre Ottmann a suivi sa formation à Abbey Road Institute Paris d’Avril 2016 à Mars 2018. Il avait cependant déjà un bagage en musique avant de rentrer notamment en suivi les cours du conservatoire. Aujourd’hui il cumule plusieurs activités. Il travaille notamment pour Koober où il gère toute la partie audio mais où il s’initie également au motion design et à l’animation. De même, il rejoint le label en création Opus record en tant qu’ingénieur du son principal. D’autre part il propose ses services en tant que mixer freelance. On le trouve notamment sur la plateforme Malt. Il a récemment été contacté par Udemy pour des missions de consulting.
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Janice Wong graduated in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma of Music Production and Sound Engineering from Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam. She now works as assistant audio engineer at Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. As a freelancer, Janice also performs with singer-songwriters, bands & DJs, composes for advertisements/games/films, works as (online) session cellist (for live performances & remote recordings), arranges strings, records string loops/samples and is busy producing her own music for her latest concept: live cello meditation. She creates cello soundtracks for different moods and emotions, using a loop machine to create low drones and sweeping cello melodies on top. Her debut album, titled Cello Music for Meditation is out now on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and all major digital channels.
“By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?”
Après l’obtention de son diplôme en 2018, Lucien Roque a démarché divers studios et structures commerciales dans lesquelles il a effectué des stages. Citons notamment les studios Ferber, Haxo, Le Network, Sequenza et les studios de la seine. Il est ensuite embauché au studio La Diva en tant qu’assistant à la suite de ces premières expériences. Lucien multiplie alors les sessions d’enregistrements et de mixage et devient avec le temps ingénieur du son. Il a notamment collaboré avec des artistes comme Eva Queen, Gunna et Fally Ipupa.
Stefan Roscovan is the first Amsterdam student graduating with distinction.
Stefan was born in a family of musicians in a small country called Moldova. Before moving to Amsterdam and studying at Abbey Road Institute, he had been taking part at numerous singing competitions, achieving over 20 winning trophies and touring on 3 continents in countries including USA, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia and Iraq. In 2016 he ended up being a semi-finalist at “The Voice” in Romania which started his learning about music production and engineering.
At the moment, Stefan is known as an independent singer, songwriter, music producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. He is owner of the record label “Reflective Records” and works on freelance projects in mainly Amsterdam, London and Los Angeles.
“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute.”
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
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.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
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.
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!
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.