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Abbey Road Institute Australia to open at Studios 301 Sydney

We are delighted to announce that Abbey Road Institute Australia is moving from Melbourne to Sydney to partner with the nation’s largest and most prestigious recording studio, Studios 301, in 2021.

Our new home will unite two titans of the music industry, bringing the best of British specialist music production schooling – developed in the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London – with the 2018 multi-million dollar revamp of the iconic Studios 301 in Sydney and its more than 90-year history as a leader in the Australian music industry.

Our home at Studios 301

Studios 301 boasts an industry-leading roster including Grammy, ARIA and Golden Guitar winning and nominated engineers such as Leon Zervos, Simon Cohen, Steve Smart, Guy Gray and more. In recent years the studio has been home to recordings from some of the world’s most iconic artists, from Cold Chisel, Tones & I, Delta Goodrem and Amy Shark to Elton John, Lizzo, Coldplay, Katy Perry and many more.

Chart-topping and multi ARIA Award-winning artist, Delta Goodrem, said

“I’ve been a long-time client and friend of Studios 301 and I love working at the studios and with the team and 301 community. 
“Abbey Road Institute students will, without a doubt, benefit from learning within the amazing facility and being part of the community as a whole. Many of my records and creations have come from this incredible environment. The team are the utmost professionals an artist could dream to be working and creating with.”

Students at our new Sydney campus will have the opportunity to learn in an iconic Australian recording, mixing and mastering facility engaged in and with the music community and industry network that students aspire to join on graduation. This will provide a wonderfully unique learning environment within the music industry, with high levels of placement expected.

Ron Haryanto, Studios 301 General Manager / Abbey Road Institute Sydney CEO, said

“This professional integration, unique in Australia, will offer Abbey Road Institute students access to one of the best recording studios in the world as an important part of their learning experience. Our team at Studios 301 will add another layer of perspective and music industry experience to their education. The teaching spaces will be located within our world-class facilities, with the Institute having their own dedicated studios, production and writing rooms and classroom, alongside our commercial spaces dedicated to our existing and growing client base. Studios 301’s dynamic array of specialised skills, recording experience, technical excellence and industry links will now be available to Australia’s up and coming talent to help them become the music producers and audio professionals of the future and that is a truly exciting partnership.”

Luca Barassi, CEO Abbey Road Institute – Global, based in London, said

“Locating Abbey Road Institute Sydney inside active commercial studios offers an experience where students get unparalleled insights into the real-world environment of recording studios and gain a head-start on a career in music production. We are delighted that the opportunity has been created to move our Australian Abbey Road Institute into the newly enhanced and cutting-edge facilities at Studios 301 in Sydney. This establishes a pioneering breakthrough in Australian audio education.”

Apply Now for June 2021
Applications are open for our intensive, one-year Advanced Diploma in Music Industry which starts on 21 June 2021.