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A dedicated work station for each student

The opportunity to graduate at Abbey Road Studios in London

Welcome to Abbey Road Institute

Abbey Road Institute is the training ground for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers.

By harnessing the expertise and innovation created at Abbey Road Studios and collaborating with experts in the industry we teach a professional one-year Advanced Programme in Music Production and Sound Engineering.

We work closely with engineers and producers to create a broad, hands-on and cutting-edge curriculum. This prepares you to launch a career in the music industry as unique as you are. What unites our students and team is a love of music and a passion to create.

You will learn from creative cutting edge producers, technical experts, business professionals and established and experienced names across the music industry. Choosing to study at Abbey Road Institute is a life-changing decision and a once in a lifetime experience. Our graduates are the future of the music and recording industry.

Find out how we're responding to COVID- 19

The Covid-19 Alert Status in South Africa is currently on an Adjusted Level 1 and all tertiary education institutions are allowed to resume on-campus classes. Abbey Road institute Johannesburg has therefore resumed on-campus lectures and practical studio sessions while still following strict social distancing and sanitising protocol.

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Highlights of studying at Abbey Road Institute Johannesburg

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  • Our Johannesburg school is part of the well respected Mastermax Studios in Midrand
  • You'll have the opportunity to work with commercial clients at the studio
  • We have industry standard dedicated equipment and recording facilities
  • Guest speakers will include SAMA, SAFTA and Grammy winning producers and engineers
  • On successful completion of the course you'll be invited to graduate at Abbey Road Studios in London

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

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Graduate 2018

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, Graduate 2019

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)

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

Luke Glazewski, Graduate 2019

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, Graduate 2019

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