Where are our alumni now?

We’re extremely proud of our alumni who are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers. Scattered predominantly across the UK and Europe, in a range of different roles, from working as producers and engineers to undertaking internships, our alumni are working in studios, for a range of businesses in the music and cultural sectors and juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.

Gabriëlle Stok
Gabriëlle is now working as an assistant engineer at the West-London studio SARM, which was established by the founder of Island Records. Gabi has been working on many sessions with both established and up and coming artists as well as producing her own music to pitch to artists. Alongside this, she has been working with American producer Jeff Bhasker, engineering during his writing sessions. Engineering has been her main focus since graduation, and Gabi also plans to maintain both work in production and songwriting as part of her future career plans.

Sam Jones
Since completing his studies Sam has been working in post-production audio and localisation for a number of high-profile VOD Dubbing projects, as well as continuing to grow his role as a composer, sound designer and audio programmer for an independent VR game developer. He also continues to work on a number of music projects in his spare time, including his own solo output and that of his band, Myotopes.

Ashyar Balsara
Following the completion of his Advanced Diploma, Ash moved to Bombay in India and has been working closely on the setup and launch of a new studio – Island City Studios. He was involved from the start, through to the construction phase, then the recruitment of staff and training the two assistant engineers who are now a part of the team. Ash is working on a wide variety of projects, recording and mixing everything from independent musicians across many genres to working on film music, musicals and podcasts.

Ramera Abraham
Since graduating in 2018 Ramera was selected as one of 3 worldwide recipients of the EQL Studio Residency, a program for female music producers and sound engineers put together by Berklee College of Music and Spotify. In this role Ramera is working as the sound engineer for the Spotify Secret Genius Studio that operates out of Metropolis Studios. In addition to production and engineering, she is also an active songwriter and part of a songwriting and production duo with fellow alumnus, Antonio Esposito. Since completing her studies Ramera has engineered sessions for various producers and songwriters like Sigma, 1Mind (French Montana, Wiz Khalifa), Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson), Martin Sjølie (Sigrid), Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, One Direction).

Nash Patel
Since graduating Nash has been managing many different roles and work. Currently, he’s working at Bandicoot Studios on the weekends alongside his role as head engineer and studio manager at Raw Recordings during the week. This gave him the opportunity to design the studio from scratch and select all the equipment. In this role, he does a combination of producing music and recording/mixing and mastering, which he really enjoys. In addition to this, he has been working for Sofar Sounds London as a talent scout, finding fresh new artists for their gigs And on top of that he manages to squeeze in freelance live sound too.

Jack Chown
After graduating, Jack became in-house engineer at Baltic Studios – working with artists such as Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware and James Bay as well as various prominent producers. Alongside this, he continued to pursue his own production projects and has taken on his own studio space in London Fields alongside collaborator and friend, Simon Whitehead (MD of Shibui Music). Currently, Jack is working on producing and developing various up-and-coming artists and has recently formed a writing partnership with Ben Francis Leftwich. He continues to write music to picture and is composing a soundscape for an art exhibition exploring the connection between sound and colour. He is also developing his own artist project, with a first release scheduled for later this year.

Dominic Parry
Most recently Dominic has been working full time as an apprentice at Britannia Row Productions, getting on the job training. He has had the opportunity to take on more responsibility as assistant warehouse manager whilst his manager was away, working on projects such as the Bocelli tour and the MTV European Music Awards towards the end of 2018, both massive gigs and exciting projects! Alongside his day to day work he also worked on gigs at The Roundhouse and 100 year WW1 memorial service.

Chris Cook
Chris is juggling two jobs, working both at Abbey Road Institute as a technician (a role we offer to one graduate each year) as well as at Sontronics, a microphone company as the product specialist. Alongside this Chris is working as a freelance audio engineer with plans to build his own studio in Dorset.

Giulio Rusconi
Giulio is now working at Universal’s EMI Archives Trust as a digital preservation engineer. His role is to verify the content and preserve master drives from mixing engineers and producers. He’s really enjoying the new role and says ‘The best part of my job is that I have the chance to have a deep look into how professionals work, studying their mixes and how they deal with different music genres.’

Hugo Bechstein
Composer, songwriter and producer Hugo joined the diploma programme with a background as a classically trained viola player. After graduating he was selected by legendary producer Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban…) as the only composer for a unique project based in Los Angeles called “ISINA”. With a strong background and so much experience in classical music, he has also been invited into assist Grammy Winner John Dunkerley during orchestral recordings at Abbey Road Studios.

Becky Arnold
Following an internship at Australia’s largest recording studio Studios 301, Becky took up a runner/assistant engineer position at Dean Street Studios in Soho London. The role is varied; from assisting with setting up sessions, patching outboard gear and operating pro-tools to building baffles and making shelves for microphones. “I would love to progress into running sessions myself as an engineer, and also mixing tracks that are recorded there. The atmosphere of the studio is so great, I’m very glad I got the opportunity to be a part of their team and I’m looking forward to my future there.” In her own time Becky is busy developing her artist profile under the name of Violet Beck and is planning to release her electronic indie-pop EP early Summer – watch this space!

Andrea Mastroiacovo
After completing his studies, Andrea started working as a technician for Abbey Road Institute, as well as a freelance recording and mixing engineer for his clients in the London independent music scene. He has joined the team at Baltic Studios as their new in-house assistant engineer, collaborating with world-class songwriters, artist, producers and engineers. The main duties of this role are both technical and musical, making sure that all the equipment in the studio is in full working order and assisting on sessions, helping producers, engineers and musicians in capturing the sound they are looking for. Andrea’s goals for the near future are to become a full in-house engineer at Baltic and to start producing bands and artists of his own.

Carlos Bricio
Carlos Bricio joined our advanced diploma transitioning from a career in science research to pursue his passion for music. After graduating, he worked as a technician at our school in London alongside entering the start-up world, joining the AI music production company Humtap. As part of the music team, he used skills learned during the course, like sound design, music analysis or composition, for feeding AI training. He is now a freelance producer and engineer for independent bands and multimedia projects, recording, mixing and producing music; as well as working for the advanced sensor tech company Hypersurfaces, which develops technology that allows to any object become intelligent, combining vibration sensors and Deep Learning.

Abbey Road Institute has really opened up a lot of doors. I started to think outside of the box while I was studying there.

Andrew Glen, 2017 Graduate

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

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate 2016

On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.

Deborah Melliard, Graduate 2016