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.
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 to establish 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 is also a 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 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. Prior to 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.
Lecturer, musician & music producer
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.
Music Business Lecturer
Yannis Iliopoulos is our music business lecturer. Yannis covers all aspects of the industry in his music business module. From copyright and licensing to marketing and business planning, Yannis brings his extensive experience in the industry to inform his class.
Yannis has a solid 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. To read articles by Yannis follow him on LinkedIn.
Yannis is 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 also an academic background, having studied Physics at Imperial College and Mathematics at King’s College.
For more on Yannis read our interview with him HERE
Music Producer & Sound Engineer
Pete Dowsett is a well respected audio engineer and has worked in many facets of the music industry, including studio engineering, mixing, mastering and live sound. He considers rock production and drum engineering to be his specialities.
He has worked at some of the most well-known studios in the UK, including Metropolis Studios, where he has worked with major artists such as Pharrell, Snoop, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Kiwanuka. Since going freelance Pete has been working at various studios whilst setting up his own studio in Harrow. He has also been engineering for prestigious songwriter/producer Tom Nichols (Kylie Minogue, All Saints, Sugababes).
As a live sound engineer, Pete has toured with Twisted Wheel, Ugly Kid Joe and Fozzy playing all the major festivals. As an in-house engineer, he has worked on front-of-house or monitors for Foals, Pulled Apart By Horses, Dodgy, The Darkness, Chase and Status, Miles Kane, Buzzcocks and Cast.
You can find out more about Pete Dowsett in this interview on our blog.
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.