Tutors

COMBINING 150 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

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.

Alongside our core team of regular staff, we invite in specialists who have worked with musicians and artists of all genres. 

Justin Bieber

Will.I.Am

Closure In Moscow

Savage Garden

Olivia Newton John

The Living End

Pete Murray

Troye Sivan

Eskimo Joe

and many many more in our Melbourne Campus alone!


David Weaver

Academic Coordinator

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.

Beau McKee

Audio Engineer, Drummer, Producer

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.

Julian Davis

Media Arts Lawyer, Audio Engineer, Touring Percussionist

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.

Alexander Braithwaite

Audio Engineer, Producer

Engineer, producer and educator: Alexander Braithwaite, began his career in the music industry with the formation of ‘Trumpdisco’ in 2007. Currently operating as SUB-human, Alex has played gigs in South Korea, Europe, Canada, South Africa and tours Australia regularly. He is currently releasing on Flux Pavilion’s ‘Circus Records’.

As an engineer, Alex mixes and masters for clients: Slumberjack, Carmada, L D R U, Yahtzel, Enschway & Golden Features to name a few. His works for various artists have collected over 30 Million plays on Spotify alone.

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.

Alex Mraz, Graduate

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.

Joel Robinson, Graduate

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.

Charlotte Rochecouste, Graduate

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.

Phoenix Manson, Graduate

Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.

Alex Braithwaite, Graduate

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.

Gianni Michelini, COO

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.  

Emily Toner, Graduate

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.

David Weaver, Academic Coordinator