We’re very proud of our dedicated, professional and highly experienced teaching team, including Lance Krive (Madonna, Stevie Nicks & Michael Jackson). We hand pick experts and professionals from the industry, who bring to the course a wide range of different skills and expertise to support the breadth of learning and knowledge with which our students graduate.
Alongside our core team of regular lecturers we invite in specialists who have worked with musicians and artists of all genres from the likes of 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.
Lance Krivé is internationally known in the industry as the architect of the Diploma of Sound Production (Live Sound.) Head VET lecturer Abbey Road Institute, Melbourne, he is one of the people behind the development and implementation of the course, and his CV is, to say the least, positively mind boggling.
Lance is an internationally renowned sound engineer who has worked with an impressive array of famous artists.
He has acted as monitor engineer and/or studio engineer for Stevie Nicks, Lionel Ritchie, Cher and Julio Iglesias, among others. He was the playback engineer on Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition World Tour as well as crew chief backline and guitar technician on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous and History world tours. When not on tour, Lance acted as house engineer at The Palace and The Whiskey in Hollywood from 1985 to 1998. He has also worked on sound for films including Manic (2001) and Tortilla Soup (2001). Since arriving in Australia in 2001, Krivé has been house engineer for The Mercury Lounge, East Brunswick Club, Ferntree Gully Hotel, The Pier, The Croxton Bandroom, and still does live sound every weekend.
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’s career in the music industry started eight years ago with the release of the first Trumpdisco song into the blogosphere. Taking solo control of the Trumpdisco project in 2012, Alex played gigs in South Korea, Europe, Canada and South Africa as well as Australia, while the Trumpdisco remix of Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ was played in the opening sequence to the 2014 MTV VMAs. In 2017 the Trumpdisco project was rebranded to SUB-human and signed to Flux Pavilion’s ‘Circus Records’ with a debut EP due for release in mid 2017.
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.
In 2016 Alex graduated from Abbey Road Institute Melbourne which enabled him to refine and develop his audio skills far beyond his expectations. His time at Abbey Road Institute also helped him to understand the professional workings on the industry and both his solo project and engineering business have benefited greatly. Since graduating Alex was honoured to be asked back to Abbey Road Institute Melbourne where he will be teaching the trimester two students Ableton.
Beau McKee was a founding member and Drummer of Internationally successful band “Closure in Moscow” whom were signed to Equal Vision Records with such bands on their roster as Refused, Circa Survive and Coheed & Cambria. He has travelled the world and has had many fortunate experiences, most recently session drumming for Artist Sky Ferreira on a short run Australian tour in 2014. He has also had the opportunity to work alongside several top tier recording Engineers whilst abroad, enabling him to gain extensive industry knowledge and experience.
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.
Beau is based out of one Australia’s finest recording establishment Oaklands Studios located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and is also teaching Audio Production at Abbey Road Institute!
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.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to the Abbey Road studios for classes is pretty amazing, there aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.
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.