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Performance and Production: How playing an instrument can help you as a producer

A unique aspect of Abbey Road Institute is the requirement for our students to play an instrument. From guitar and piano to drums and singing; a basic understanding of instrumentation is a key tool for successful producers and engineers. As a student, you’ll frequently find yourself performing throughout the course, from the ‘recreate a track’ […]
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Alumni Achievements: Tristan Holmes-Jefferd

Nothing makes us happier than catching up with our alumni and hearing about their successes in the industry since graduating. Recently we spoke with Tristan Holmes-Jefferd, who successfully completed his studies in March this year. After falling in love with beat-making and composing electronic music on Ableton Live, Tristan came to Abbey Road Institute with […]
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Abbey Road Institute and Spinnup launch partnership

A Global Partnership Earlier this year we launched our partnership with Spinnup, Universal Music’s own digital distribution platform. Spinnup provides artists with a means to stream and sell their music on the world’s biggest DSPs such as Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, the list goes on. The digital platform gives access to a range of useful […]
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A Day To Remember: Celebrating The Class of ‘19

Last month we were excited to welcome our graduating students from all over the globe to our annual graduation ceremony. Hosted at Abbey Road Studios the day kicked off with the diploma ceremonies in the legendary Studio Two. The backdrop of such an iconic space was perfect for CEO Luca Barassi to greet the audience […]
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Graduation 2019 Video Highlights

Graduation 2019 It is a truly unique experience to study at Abbey Road Institute. One of our annual highlights and the culmination of all of our students’ hard work is the Global Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios. It really is a celebration unlike any other. The scene is set, Thursday 31st October 2019 in […]
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Meet Lecturer Pete Dowsett

Abbey Road Institute lecturer Pete Dowsett has worked at some of the most well-known studios in the UK, with major artists such as Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, and the Black Eyed Peas. Recently he has served as a freelance engineer for producer Tom Nichols (Kylie Minogue, All Saints, Sugababes) on recordings with the likes of […]
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Five Takeaways from the Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course

Back in August Mat Mckinley led our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers short course. It was an intensive weekend, deep-diving into how to effectively communicate with fellow musicians. Mat’s belief is that learning music theory can open creative doors and give producers the ability to enhance their songwriting and become better musicians. We spoke with […]
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Meet Student Administrator Lucy Garcia

Whether she’s in our studio leading a tour for prospective students or in the classroom providing current students support, Lucy Garcia can be found anywhere and everywhere at Abbey Road Institute.  Lucy joins us fresh from an apprenticeship at Universal and a lifelong love of music and performing. Get to know her better in our […]
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Five takeaways from the Song Production Masterclass

This summer we held our inaugural Song Production Masterclass. Over four days at Abbey Road Studios, Haydn Bendall (Kate Bush, XTC) produced an epic session with up and coming indie band The Kings Parade. Audrey Riley arranged and performed strings with her quartet, percussion was courtesy of Lauren Kosty, and the song was mastered by […]
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Celebrating The Beatles’ landmark LP Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary

Solid-State Revolution After revolutionising pop music throughout the ’60s, The Beatles had one more trick in-store before the decade was over in the release of Abbey Road. The album marked a landmark in recording as it was The Beatles first stereo album recorded on the solid-state EMI TG12345; a console that would go on to […]
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