Established in 1931 as the first ever purpose-built recording studio, the iconic Abbey Road Studios is famous for so many legendary recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, and Oasis to name a very few.
Now the iconic Abbey Road Studios has spread its wings downunder, with the official launch last night of its Australian educational arm, the new Abbey Road Institute in Melbourne. 2015 is the inaugural year of Abbey Road Institute, a recording and production education facility offering students high quality theoretical teaching mixed with Abbey Road’s unique approach to studio education.
The Music Production and Sound Engineering Program was designed by the industry for the industry and includes a demanding engineering, music production and business curriculum. The Melbourne facility offers state of the art recording equipment, with both live recording spaces and professional-standard control rooms. The Institute’s studios and facilities are for the exclusive use of students as part of the teaching programme and for use on personal and extra-curricular projects.
At last night’s VIP launch party, music industry identities celebrated the arrival of the Abbey Road Institute in style with dance beats (including many tracks which were recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios), being pumped out by guest DJs Cath Haridy (aka the manager of Eskimo Joe, Jebediah and Adalita) and the Herald Sun’s Mikey Cahill.
The first course offered by the Melbourne facility begins on September 21. Interested parties should visit the website for more information. A Sydney facility will also open soon, followed by two more in Germany.