Behind the scenes of our music production school

6th November 2018
The past year has been a whirlwind at Abbey Road Institute, as our specialist music production school goes from strength to strength. The diploma programme has an ever-expanding roster of guest lecturers and recording sessions as well as a developing curriculum. Here are just a couple of highlights from the past few months. Freaking out with CHIC following on from Nile Rodgers appointment as Chief Creative Advisor to Abbey Road, the Institute team were delighted to bring in CHIC musicians Jerry Barnes, Ralph Rolle and Russell Graham for a dedicated masterclass in Studio One. Students were invited to be part of a recording session, during which Jerry and team worked on some soon to be released tracks. The musicians and producer also shared insightful words of wisdom and advice from their personal experiences in the industry, from the importance of being humble to how to handle rejection.
Creative studio techniques with Sylvia Massy

What do pickles, cheese and potatoes have to do with recording? Our students discovered some weird, wacky and wonderful recording techniques with Sylvia Massy, who introduced avant-garde ideas to creating new and innovative sounds. Sylvia shared her expertise in how to get the best out of an artist whilst also turning traditional recording techniques on their heads. Spoiler alert - we also found out that Sylvias favourite food filter is the humble potato.

Get Pro Tools certified on our Advanced Diploma.

Becoming a ninja on tools is a surefire way to gain a competitive advantage in the job marketplace. The full-time intensive diploma course now includes Avid's industry-recognised Certified User for Pro Tools credential. This means students have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification to complement their Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering. During these classes, they will cover essential workflows and production techniques that will ensure they become proficient working with Pro Tools, the industry standard tool for recording and producing audio. Curious how the Advanced Diploma can help you develop your music career? Find out more about studying at our specialist music production schools in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Melbourne and Paris on the Institute website.