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.
Between 1984 and 2001, he worked as monitor engineer/studio engineer for Stevie Nicks, Monitor Engineer for such artists as Lionel Ritchie, Cher and Julio Iglesias and many others. He was the playback engineer on Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition World Tour, crew chief backline and guitar technician on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous and History world tours, house engineer at The Palace and The Whiskey in Hollywood (when not on tour) between 1985 and 1998. 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. Lance is also nationally recognised here and in the states for his sound production work with famous artists and in films such as: Manic (2001) and Tortilla Soup (2001).
Carly Gray has become a familiar fixture of the Melbourne music scene since migrating from her native home of Perth six years ago. With years experience behind the decks, Carly can be found spinning tunes most nights a week a Melbourne’s most famous night spots. Also an esteemed producer, Carly has released her tracks both independently and though Australian record label Vicious Music and last year gained the support of radio stations Triple J Unearthed and KISS FM. While all that keeps her busy, Carly still manages to to bring her industry experience to Abbey Road Institute. When she isn’t taking care of admin and student services, she’s helping out with marketing and PR or teaching Abbey Road students secrets to success as a producer.
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.
Steeve is a screen composer and multi-instrumentalist with a background in music production & engineering, originally from the French Island La Reunion. He has over 10 years working experience in the Australian market. Steeve has owned and operated studios, engineered world renowned artists such as De La Soul, Yothu Yindi and Seal, composed music for major brand TV campaign such as Yalumba, Holden and HTC, scored several short films and a feature film, and mixed countless amounts of content for TV and cinema.
Steeve’s formative years were focused on classical music before transitioning, as a teenager, to the inevitable appeal of Rock, Alternative, Pop & Funk. Playing the guitar, bass and a bit of drums Steeve’s passion for music grew deeper as he started developing a keen interest for traditional music from La Reunion and folk music from around the world. Consequently he started to acquire a variety of exotic instruments and percussions from Africa, Asia and Europe and learnt their mechanics, sounds and culture implications as he went along.
After studying physics at university, Steeve decided to leave his native Reunion Island in 2001 for a bigger island – Australia and pursue his musical dreams, graduating with a degree in music production in 2003. Fresh out of school he started his own commercial recording studio in Sydney with a fellow classmate and slowly made his way up in the industry.
After many years producing, song writing and engineering for other people, whilst working as a freelance sound mixer and sound designer for film and tv, it has become clear that his skills and passion are best suited for the field of music composition for film and television. Writing music for picture has proven to be the most fulfilling experience Steeve has had as a musician as it has allowed him to combine his love for instrumental music, film and technology together in one.
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.