Our tutors bring more than 150 years of combined experience in the music industry.

We’re proud of our dedicated, professional and highly experienced team of tutors teaching music production, led by Programme Director, Carlos Lellis. We handpick experts and professionals from the industry. They bring to the course a wide range of different skills and expertise, supporting the breadth of learning our students graduate with.

Alongside our core team of regular lecturers, we invite in specialists who have worked with musicians and artists of all genres from the likes of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rihanna, Little Simz, Will.I.Am, Sia and Alicia Keys to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Bonobo, De La Soul to London Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and many, many more.

Our team of industry experts and visiting lecturers include multiple Grammy, Mercury Music Prize and Oscar winners.

Carlos Lellis

Programme Director, Engineer and Author

Carlos Lellis is the Programme Director for our Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering in London. He oversees the running and delivery of the course as well as teaching across areas of the curriculum. Carlos was part of the small team establishing Abbey Road Institute, working closely with the Abbey Road Studios to design and create the course curriculum. He is highly experienced and brings a wealth of industry and education experience to the Institute. He has worked as an engineer, academic, and published author. He holds an MA in Creative Media and a diploma Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music.

Alongside working in education, Carlos Lellis is an active engineer and music producer whose credits include artists such as The Navarra String Quartet, the BBC Elstree Concert Band, and Grammy Award winners Sir John Tavener and Thomas Dybdahl, amongst many others. Before joining Abbey Road Institute, Carlos taught audio for many years. Some of his past students include recipients of Oscar, Grammy and Mercury Music Prize Awards.

You can find out more about Carlos in this interview on our blog.

Jason O’Bryan

Music Producer, Artist & Lecturer

Jason O’Bryan is a record producer and bassist from London. He was a member of the Dub Pistols for over a decade and recorded and toured extensively during this time. Some of his career highlights include work on the Grammy Award-nominated soundtrack of Alfonso Cuarón’s’ film ‘Y Tu Mamá También’ with the band Molotov. Other notable credits include; composing and engineering music for the ‘Blade 2’ soundtrack with Busta Rhymes. His music has also been used in promotional trailers for the Austin Powers movie ‘International Man of Mystery’ and was also featured in the Ben Stiller movies ‘Mystery Men’ and ‘Zoolander’.

As a remix engineer Jason has worked with a diverse range of artists including Scissor Sisters, Moby, Ian Brown, Natalie Imbruglia, Lily Allen, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Bush & Sly & Robbie, he has released output on various labels including Geffen, Def Jam, PWL and R&S.

Jason is a core member of the academic team and teaches subjects across the syllabus but specialises in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, Melodyne and iZotope. He is also a certified Pro Tools and Logic X instructor. 

Find out more about Jason O’Bryan in his interview on our blog.

Yannis Iliopoulos

Music Business Lecturer

Yannis Iliopoulos is our music business lecturer. His teaching covers all aspects of the music industry within our music business module.  He is the founder and Director of The Sound Of Everything Records and its publishing arm Timespace Music Publishing, which have successfully built up a catalogue of more than 300 releases so far. Yannis has a strong academic background, having studied Physics at Imperial College and Mathematics at King’s College.

Yannis brings with him a breadth of experience in the music industry and music business education with a strong background in entertainment law, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and new business models. He has worked extensively as a strategist, mentor, and coach for creatives.

For more on Yannis read our interview with him. To read articles by Yannis follow him on LinkedIn.

Charlie Thomas

Lecturer & Engineer

Charlie Thomas cut his teeth as the in-house engineer at the Pink Floyd-owned Britannia Row Studios in West London. Starting as an intern, after a short course in sound engineering and audio technology, Charlie rose through the ranks to take over as chief in-house engineer and studio manager within 18 months. During his time at Brit Row, Charlie worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Pink Floyd, One Direction, London Grammar, Ella Henderson, Anna Calvi, Little Mix, 5SOS and more.
Since Brit Row’s retirement in 2016, Charlie has been working freelance, across various studios in London and further afield. They include Assault & Battery, Konk, Abbey Road, Livingston, Metropolis, Vale in Worcestershire and The Village Studios in LA.
Charlie is now a resident at The Kinks-owned studio, Konk, in North London, where he has a writing and production studio above the main Neve room. He is currently collaborating with artists such as Calum Scott, James Smith, James TW, Call Me Loop, Rothwell, The Beach and more.
Charlie teaches our audio engineering and acoustics modules in terms one and two, covering all of the different hardware we have including mixing consoles, microphones, outboard and more.

Domenico Angarano

Music Theory Lecturer

Domenico Angarano graduating at the Naples Conservatory of Music, Domenico Angarano attended jazz workshops in Italy, New York and London, with artists such as Medeski Martin & Wood, Cyro Baptista, David Fiuczynski.

Since relocating to London he has moved closer to the world of contemporary dance, as well as continuing to specialise in arrangement and composition. He has composed and played for Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter, Hannes Langolf, Becky Namgauds, Jorge Crecis, the Hong Kong Academy of Arts, English National Ballet and for choreographers Riccardo Buscarini,  Jean Abreu,  Marso Riviere, Hagit Yakira, Lee Brummer, Leila McMillan, Krishna Zivraj, Stefano Rosato, Marie Forbes, Stefan Jovanovic.

In the last 20 years he acquired knowledge of music from South Italy, West Africa, India, Southern Europe, Brazil, Cuba and the Middle East. 

As a bassist he has performed and published albums with Sarathy Korwar, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Kefaya, Slivovitz amongst others.

All of these cultures inform his creative process to aim towards a new form of western contemporary music infused in these traditions. Music that shows how connected human beings are, in a world that is politically moving towards a more fragmented and individualistic society.

Experiencing different cultures and music traditions can bring diverse audiences together. Both music and dance can become more accessible to areas of society that otherwise don’t see these forms of art as representative of contemporary society.

Domenico Angarano teaches music theory on the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering as well as the Music Theory for Producers short course.

Marcello Ruggiu

Electronic Music Producer, Certified Ableton Trainer

Marcello Ruggiu is an Ableton Certified Trainer and an established music producer and sound engineer. He’s the author of Ableton Live: ‘Triucchi e segreti’ or ‘Tricks and Secrets’ which deep dives into how he built his own sounds in an original way within the Ableton Live sequencer, showcasing an innovative starting point for using this DAW.

Marcello’s passion for electronic music has led him to work with many musicians and artists as a programmer, remixer, sound designer, ghost producer, and also a performer. He has played on stages at Womad, Glastonbury and for Sofar Sounds supporting Aka George. More recently he’s been recording and performing with his solo project, Amousement, at many festivals around Europe and the UK, the last show being the Strawberry Festival in 2019. In 2020 Marcello worked on the main stage of the Bangface festival as a visual performer.

He also co-hosts the CRUX AV series of events hosting live audiovisual electronic music performances. His experience of event organisaion for the CRUX series has led him to learn visual programming and work as a visual artist as well as a music producer and performer.

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An inspiring and incredibly well designed course that gave me the best musical education I could have dreamt of. Life-altering.

David Dargahi, Alumni

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

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Alumni

This course has helped to develop me into a well rounded producer, engineer, and musician. It has helped open doors to career opportunities that I would otherwise not have had access to. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the fantastic team, course, and resources available at Abbey Road Institute London!

Yvan Chambers, Alumni

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, Alumni

Abbey Road Institute trains you to deliver high quality work that matches industry standards.

Martí Canales, Alumni

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

Luke Glazewski, Alumni

The Abbey Road Institute helped me to unlock my musical potential.

Cory Lawrence, Alumni

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, Alumni

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)

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