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In the Studio: Recreating How Long by Ace

In the Studio: Recreating ‘How Long’ by Ace One of our more important assignments (as well as a favourite for students and staff alike) is the recreation of a well-known track. Students are asked to choose a piece of music and record it, with the aim of getting as near to the original track as […]
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Portfolio careers: the many hats of a music producer

Working in the music industry has many exciting aspects: it’s incredibly diverse, it requires ongoing skills development, wearing multiple hats, and it’s often seen as a non-traditional form of employment. However, interestingly enough, this type of ‘portfolio career’ is not only applicable to the music industry. It’s widespread, and following the latest research, it’s definitely […]
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Laura Iredale Student Interview | Collaboration and Music for Film

Laura Iredale joined our Advanced Diploma in October last year and comes to the end of her studies in a couple of weeks time. Having previously completed a classical music degree at the University of Nottingham and worked as a music teacher she decided to add production and audio engineering as additional strings to her […]
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What’s it like to study music production at Abbey Road Institute London?

Do you want to be a music producer? Learn from expert audio engineers, music producers and music business professionals? Watch our short film about what it’s like to study music production at Abbey Road Institute London. Our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering can help you develop practical and creative skills, working knowledge […]
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Alumni Achievements : Hayley Roscoe

Hayley Roscoe has seen her career go from strength to strength over the past couple of years. An alumna of Berklee in Boston, she came to the UK and completed our music production diploma last year. Now, Hayley finds herself juggling a busy day job working in neighbouring rights at Lime Blue Music alongside a […]
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Alumni Achievements: Ramera Abraham

The Beatles brought her to Abbey Road Studios during a visit to London. A brochure whistled ‘Abbey Road Institute’ in her ear and told her to follow her heart. Her dedication made her apply for a visa and move from Ottowa, Canada to London, after which she spent a full year studying with us, developing […]
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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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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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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 Music UK and brings a lifelong love of music and performing. Get to know her […]
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Meet our Head Technician Carlos Bricio

Carlos Bricio joined our team recently as Head Technician but has an established history at Abbey Road Institute.  In September 2016 Carlos enrolled as a student and following his graduation and alongside other commercial work he also became a technician. Following successful roles at Humtap and Hypersurfaces Carlos now leads the Institute’s technical team, supporting […]
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Dub Mixing with Daniel Boyle

Producer and guest lecturer Daniel Boyle has produced and mixed albums for seminal reggae artists such as Max Romeo & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Daniel produced the Grammy Nominated ‘Back On The Controls’ for Lee Perry and has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. He began his career as an in-house engineer for […]
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Flame Trees: Student Collaboration leads to new project

Our students arrive on the first day of the programme each with their own unique musical identity. For Liam Narrie it was years playing guitar in Edinburgh in a household that blasted Pink Floyd and Free. Eventually, Liam decided to form a band himself before setting his sights on Abbey Road Institute. For Canadian Hayley […]
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Meet the Song Production Masterclass team: Lester Smith & Lauren Kosty

With our Studio Three Song Production Masterclass around the corner it is time for our final blog to introduce the team.  This time we caught up with technician Lester Smith who has been Abbey Road’s microphone custodian for over 40 years and percussionist Lauren Kosty who has performed in studio sessions alongside Taylor Swift, Puff […]
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Meet the Song Production Masterclass creative team: Audrey Riley & The Kings Parade

In August we’re launching our first Song Production Masterclass in Abbey Road’s Studio Three.  Following up on our conversations with producer Haydn Bendall and mastering engineer Christian Wright we caught up with other key members of the creative team. Meet string arranger Audrey Riley and the band The Kings Parade. A performance like no other […]
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Student Alexander Constanza launches new project ‘Hidden’

Advanced Diploma student Alexander Constanza has been busy in the school’s production rooms creating the tracks for his upcoming project Hidden. The project began with Alex’s fascination with the intangible aspects of life. ‘Love, Drive, Connection, are all things that you can’t see in life yet are very powerful’ Alex explains. For this project, Alex will […]
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Getting to know Music Theory instructor Mat McKinley

Mat Mckinley is an experienced music educator and composer who has over 20 years of experience teaching theory.  He will be heading up our Music Theory Fundamentals for Producers two-day course which will serve as a comprehensive overview of music theory and its key components. We caught up with Mat to discuss his love of […]
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Thinking outside the box with Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is not one to follow rules.  From her advice on mic’ing a chicken to recording vocals through a cell phone satellite delay, Sylvia is a sonic voyager doing things in her own unique way.  It was with great pleasure we welcomed her for a day in Studio Two. The setting was perfect as […]
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Meet Music Business lecturer Yannis Iliopoulos

This week we welcome Yannis Iliopoulos to Abbey Road Institute as our music business lecturer.  Yannis brings with him years of experience in the music industry. He has a strong background in entertainment law, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship. He is the founder and director of The Sound Of Everything Records and its publishing arm Timespace […]
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Student Tom McConnell releases TV ME single

Current student and scouser Tom McConnell came to Abbey Road Institute inspired by four other Liverpudlian musicians who made a similar trip down south to record. For Tom, the heritage of Abbey Road made it the perfect place to record the new single ‘Data Was Callin’’ that comes out today for his project TV ME. […]
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Breaking into the industry with Aamir Yaqub

Aamir Yaqub visited Abbey Road Institute London last Friday to give a guest lecture for our students on mixing, the music business and share his top tips on how to make it as an engineer.  After studying at Leeds College of Music, he headed to Metropolis Studios to start his career. It was at Metropolis that […]
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Songwriting and production masterclass with Bernard Butler

Our students got the unique opportunity to work on their compositions with Brit-award winning producer Bernard Butler during a one-day masterclass.  Butler helped the students understand the production and songwriting decisions he brings to sessions with artists like Duffy, The Libertines, Kate Nash and many more.   Tom McConnell and Hayley Roscoe, both current students, […]
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Masterclass with Andrew Scheps

Just as Hozier’s Wasteland Baby! grabbed the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts, we were delighted to welcome Andrew Scheps, the man who mixed the album, for an insightful masterclass at Abbey Road Institute.  Scheps is the kind of mixer people endlessly search for clues on how he achieves such lively, exciting mixes. It […]
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Graduates inspiring the next generation of young women in tech

It’s a late summer Saturday, and the beautiful art deco theatre of the O2 Academy in Glasgow is filled with buzzing young women and a blue-purple glow. Two young ladies, both a little nervous, are preparing to give a presentation about something they are both passionate about – Music Production! And the beautiful setting makes […]
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Abbey Road Institute students awarded internship Down Under

Have you ever thought about doing an internship abroad? A growing number of employers and companies value candidates that have gained cross-cultural work experience. This is no exception within the music industry. But how do you obtain international practice? In this article, we’ll be exploring the benefits of doing an internship abroad. Abbey Road Institute […]
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From software development to musical impact

What do musicians and programmers (software developers) have in common? More than you might think! Meet John Butcher, student at Abbey Road Institute London with an important mission: he wants to make something that hasn’t been done before. Now we hear you thinking: “Isn’t that what every artist or music producer wants to do?” Many […]
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Global Graduation 2018 Video highlights!

Graduation Video 2018 Watch some of the highlights from our 2018 Abbey Road Institute Global Graduation Ceremony at Abbey Road Studios. On Friday 26th October 2018, we welcomed graduating music production and sound engineering students, industry guests, friends and family members from all over the world to our annual celebration, which took place in Studios […]
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Q&A with Carlos Lellis – Programme Director at Abbey Road Institute

Carlos Lellis worked closely with engineers at Abbey Road Studios to design our curriculum. He is extremely dedicated to our students’ success and has a wealth of wisdom to share. Is it any wonder he gets mentioned so often by our profiled alumni? Carlos loves talking about music, recording equipment, and food (in that order). […]
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Global Graduation Ceremony 2018 Highlights

Graduation ceremony 2018 at Abbey Road Studios On Friday 26th October we were excited to be celebrating our annual global graduation ceremony at Abbey Road Studios.  Our staff and music production students, gathered together alongside family, friends and our industry guests to recognise and celebrate the culmination of 12 months of hard work. This is […]
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A big welcome to our September class!

Our September class has joined us at Abbey Road Institute this week! We’ve been getting to know our newest students over the past few months and we’re really excited to have such a talented group trust us to help them reach their music career goals. We’ve asked them to share those with us so that […]
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Creative studio techniques with Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is a recording studio legend: Her credits include Tool, Johnny Cash and Prince. She’s equally adept working as a producer, mixer and engineer. Pickles, cheese dogs and electric drills have all been used during one of Sylvia’s recording sessions (yes, really). It’s said that good things come in threes, so we’ve picked our […]
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Meet our new Student Administrator!

If you’re considering studying at Abbey Road Institute London, chances are your first point of contact will be our Student Administrator and Marketing Assistant, Joely. A recent graduate of the ACM Music Business degree, Joely has hit the ground running keeping our Facebook and Instagram up-to-date, and preparing our September students for an amazing year […]
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How recreating a track improves your music production skills

Recreating a track is one of the best ways to build a foundation for your music production skills. It requires you to use every ounce of both your musical and technical knowledge to match the reference material, and will no doubt require you to master new techniques along the way. It’s an important assignment at […]
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Abbey Road Institute Summer Guestfest!

Guest lectures are an important part of our programme. Thanks to our incredible Music Business Lecturer Ian Ramage, Abbey Road Institute students have the opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most influential figures. Here are just some of the guests visiting us this summer… Helen Papaleontiou Head of Sampling & Infringements – Universal […]
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Mix Masterclass with Marta Salogni

Marta Salogni is everywhere right now mixing, producing and recording countless artists including Bjork, The xx and The Orielles. Her hard work saw her take home the 2018 MPG Breakthrough Engineer of the Year Award. Abbey Road Institute students were treated to a masterclass with Marta last week but Campus Manager Mike Sinnott couldn’t let […]
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How streaming impacts music business success

Ian Ramage is Abbey Road Institute’s music business lecturer. For the past 35 years, he’s worked with artists and labels in marketing, managing, A&R and publishing. Ian is a veritable fountain of information on how this industry works, and shares why change can be a good thing… Reasons to be cheerful There are so many […]
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Abbey Road Engineers Andrew Dudman & Paul Pritchard Interview – Part 1

Last year we were delighted to have two of Abbey Road Studios’ engineers embark on a European tour of our Abbey Road Institutes. Andrew Dudman, Senior Engineer, (who has worked on many film scores from Guardians of the Galaxy, Steve Jobs and Mission Impossible, to the Oscar-winning score for Gravity) and Paul Pritchard, Assistant Engineer (worked […]
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From Ottawa, Canada to Abbey Road

Applying for a visa can appear complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Ramera Abraham joined our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in September after relocating from North America. She had a busy and productive 4 weeks before joining Abbey Road Institute. Applying for both our course and the visa at the same time then moving from Canada to London has put Ramera on the start of her new career path.
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Alumnus Chris Cook back co-producing in Studio Two

Back in Studio Two It’s all in a day’s work for our diploma students – recording a brass band, two soloists (violin and piano), learning from multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer John Dunkerley and watching alumnus Chris Cook co-produce the session. The morning session It was an early start for our most recent recording in Abbey […]
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‘Not a second in the studio is wasted’ Interview with Haydn Bendall

We were delighted to work with Haydn Bendall again this summer on a recording session with our students in Abbey Road Studio Two. Haydn is a Grammy winning record producer, engineer and mixer. He was Chief Engineer at Abbey Road Studios for more than ten years. In 2009 Haydn was awarded the Audio Pro Industry Excellence Award […]
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Hit the ground running

Our students share their first impressions after two weeks on the course We often say that our students eat, sleep and breathe Abbey Road Institute. So our new September class were in for an exciting and intensive induction during their first week. Programme Director, Carlos Lellis, set the scene during the first day then they […]
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Looking back

How did Abbey Road Institute student Leif Rehtanz successfully juggle his studies with us and pursuing his career as a singer/songwriter? Hi Leif, Thank you for meeting me today. You’ve just finished your exams. Looking back at the last 48 weeks: How did you find your year at Abbey Road Institute? Was it like you […]
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