You’ve completed your Diploma Of Music Industry and immersed yourself in all of the learning and experiences on offer. Now you’re joining the other great Abbey Road Institute alumni who are contributing to the future of the music industry.
Our alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. For example, they’re working as producers and engineers, undertaking internships and much more. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects. Most importantly, they are using their acquired knowledge, experiences and connections to further their careers.
Our Melbourne alumni join a global Abbey Road network including all of our graduates as well as our industry friends. This extended family are from different backgrounds and with different skill sets they progress onto a range of careers. Brought together at the end of their study for the global graduation ceremony there are many opportunities for future collaboration and partnerships.
Following his graduation, Dominic Parry has been working as a full-time apprentice at leading audio equipment rental company Britannia Row Productions. Founded by Pink Floyd, Britannia Row has grown to become a global leader providing equipment for the London Olympics, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and The Cure‘s tour. Dominic assisted in the 2019 Brit Awards as a stage technician for numerous performing acts including James Bay, Calvin Harris, Hugh Jackman, and P!NK. He has also worked on Andrea Bocelli’s world tour and the MTV European Music Awards. Dominic’s apprenticeship scheme at Britannia Row Productions continued the training he started at Abbey Road Institute. He worked for several months in each of the companies departments (Maintenance, Speakers, Cables, Rigging, RF, Digital, Warehouse Manager Assistant & Prep) whilst taking part in two 15 week training courses; Live Sound fundamentals and Live Sound Intermediate. Alongside his day work, Dominic Parry has worked on gigs at The Roundhouse and the centennial WW1 memorial service.
You can find out more about Britannia Row on our blog.
Raphaël Guédin studied on the part-time Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering at Abbey Road Institute Paris from October 2017 to September 2019. A highlight of his time at the Institute was recording band ‘Mother Vulture’ in the Gatehouse at Abbey Road Studios.
He also completed an internship at Audioscope studios, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris whilst he was studying with us. The experience turned out to be very constructive as a few days after the end of his training Raphaël was hired as an assistant at the famous studio. Find out more about Raphael here.
Stéphanie Ung completed her training at Abbey Road Institute Paris in 2019. Before studying with us Stéphanie undertook classical training at the Paris Conservatory where she learned the violin. She then became interested in writing and composition which allowed her to discover and explore electronic music. It was her interest in this genre that encouraged her to pursue her studies at Abbey Road Institute Paris where she developed skills in sound engineering and music production. Within two months of obtaining her diploma Stéphanie secured an internship at Coppélia Studios. The following month, she was hired as an assistant and worked on sessions with Youv Eee, 7 Jaws, Yseult, Kungs, Ben l’oncle Soul and has begun to do sessions as a sound engineer where she has recorded artist Laetitia Bay.
Léo Chupine trained at Abbey Road Institute Paris from January to December 2018. Following his graduation he first became an Assistant Engineer at the Studio de Meudon. This studio is particularly well known for providing two exceptional concert pianos for recording - a Steinway and a Fazioli. Léo Chupin then started work as a freelance sound engineer following his first sessions at the Studio de Meudon. He's had great recognition for his work and his innovative approach. In the second half of 2019, KR magazine selected him to be one of the "10 emeritus sound engineers" who have new ideas about the industry. The article was published in the special issue winter 2019-2020 edition.
Leo Mendes exerce depuis sous le statut d’intermittent du spectacle. A cet égard il se produit dans plusieurs pays (France, Angleterre, Ecosse, Italie, Israël …). Il a notamment participé à l’édition portugaise de The Voice dans laquelle il est arrivée aux étapes avancées de la compétition. Il s’est notamment illustré en direct sur la chaîne portugaise par ses interprétations tant techniques que musclées. Notamment une reprise de “Whole Lotta Love” du groupe Led Zeppelin ou encore “Highway to Hell” des australiens AC/DC. Producteur, il développe aussi ses collaborations musicales au quotidien.
Clara Blanchet est une jeune auteure, compositrice et interprète française née à Paris. D’abord résolument moderne, son style s’inscrit entre pop et rock. En effet, ses influences musicales vont de la variété au folk-rock, en passant par la musique électronique et le hip-hop. Fort de son premier single “Baise-main” elle a notamment remporté les KR Découvertes 2018. A la suite de cette récompense, KR a organisé un concert intégralement retransmis en streaming. Clara a ensuite collaboré avec la productrice Sylvia Massy pour une nouvelle vision du single “Baise-main”.
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This course taught me how to set up a freelance structure. Knowing things about invoicing and tax and learning how much I should charge. Abbey Road taught me that I have to look after this myself.
Before I was at Abbey Road, it was easy to write a song, and get a singer. But the songwriting process doesn’t work like that. It was important to understand vocal production, writing, and music. It should all happen simultaneously.
Abbey Road really helped me with the foundation of audio. It’s an overwhelming subject at first, but [the course] really breaks it down and really makes it digestible.
The time I spent at Abbey Road Institute helped me transform my skills. I came from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional.
Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.
Studying the past year at Abbey Road has been phenomenal. The teaching staff are top notch and I now have a community of people to draw on who are as obsessed with music as me.
Abbey Road Institute gives students the head-start they need to succeed in today's industry. The facilities at Melbourne are second to none and it’s great to see students grow and be rewarded for their efforts.