Drums Production Masterclass

Be part of an exclusive DRUMS production MASTERCLASS

Drums are often seen as one of the hardest instruments to record. Fear not! We’ve put together this two-day masterclass to help you overcome all the obstacles that you might come up against.

Held at Angel Studios in Angel One (Adele, Sam Smith, The Cure), this exclusive masterclass will delve into the art of recording drums. The two-day masterclass will examine the many aspects a drummer must take into account when recording and the myriad of elements an engineer and producer should consider. 

Award-winning producer, Haydn Bendall (Kate Bush, Massive Attack, Paul McCartney) and drum session extraordinaire, Ralph Salmins (Elton John, Madonna, Bjork, The Waterboys) have teamed up to develop this innovative two-day masterclass to give an insight into the considerations that need to be taken into account when recording drums. Over the two days, you will view recording from both aspects, as a drummer and producer. Haydn and Ralph will spend time discussing what people on either side of the “glass” must appreciate and what can be realistically expected and achieved.

During the drums production masterclass, you will learn what both drummers and engineers must consider in their collaboration to get a sound that is ideally suited to the music, thus giving both schools there a chance to see into each other’s worlds.

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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.

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