We’re very proud of our dedicated, professional and highly experienced staff. We hand pick experts and professionals from within the industry. Our tutors are currently active in the music industry – not just academics. Due to this expertise, our staff bring a wide range of different skills and expertise to the course. Therefore supporting the breadth of learning and knowledge with which our students graduate.
Closure In Moscow
Olivia Newton John
The Living End
and many many more in our Melbourne Campus alone!
David Weaver is a composer, sound designer, and re-recording engineer based out of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked extensively in short films, documentaries, TVCs, feature films, VR applications and video games. David’s work is in festivals internationally in Mexico, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, London, and Canada. Furthermore, his work saw a nomination for Best Music in a Documentary at the AACTA awards. Also, his work has premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, TEDx Talks and Madrid International Film Festival.
Paul Edwards has a wealth of experience in the audio and education industries. Having operated in diverse roles in two global Institutions in both the HE and VET sectors, Paul guided Abbey Road Institute Melbourne through its inception in 2015. He was responsible for designing and developing the curriculum and gaining accreditation for its training packages and product offerings. Paul holds a Masters of Business Administration, an Honors Degree in Ethnomusicology, a Bachelor of Music Industry and a Cert. IV in Music Business.
Beau McKee toured the world as a founding member and Drummer of “Closure in Moscow”. Whilst signed to Equal Vision Records, Beau has worked with Recording Engineers abroad. As a result, with over a decade of musical experience, he has become a prominent engineer in today’s musical landscape. Furthermore, Beau creates sprawling synthwave sounds as the artist “Delos”.
Beau has obsessively delved into Engineering, mixing and mastering projects which has gained him attention both nationally and internationally for his ears and production techniques. With the advent of boutique audio recording and niche sounds, Beau is comfortable recording a wide range of genres, consistently providing artists with an exceptional final product. With over a decade of musical experience up his sleeve, Beau has quickly become one of the most prominent engineer’s in today’s musical landscape.
Lecturer - Business and Law
Julian Davis is a music industry lawyer and business identity with many years experience in record label management, tour and event promotion, and ticketing and logistics. Julian is also an accomplished musician and producer in his own right, who has over a decades experience in delivering music industry business and law subjects in vocational and higher education environments.
Alex Braithewaite’s career in the music industry started with the release of the first ‘Trumpdisco’ material as a solo artist. Alex played gigs in South Korea, Europe, Canada and South Africa. Consequently, the Trumpdisco remix of Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ played in the opening sequence to the 2014 MTV VMAs. In 2017, he rebranded to SUB-human and signed to Flux Pavilion’s ‘Circus Records’.
Alex’s professional audio engineering career started after working with Slumberjack on their debut EP which went on to great success. This gave Alex the confidence to start his own mixing and mastering business.
Alex graduated from Abbey Road Institute Melbourne, and works professionally in the industry on both his solo project and engineering business. As a result, Alex returned to Abbey Road Institute Melbourne to teach Ableton, and Electronic Music Production.
Education is more than a lecture. It is decades of experience from all corners of the globe brought together into a community of dedicated and passionate individuals joined together in journey to push the limits of creativity. This is what we aspire to every day at Abbey Road.
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.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.