In a huge coup for the Australian music industry, Abbey Road Institute Australia today announces it will co-locate in Sydney with the nation’s largest and most prestigious recording studio, Studios 301, in 2021.


This move will unite 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 90 year plus history as a leader in the Australian music industry.


Enrolments are open now, and close in May 2021.


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.


David Drummond, Ron Haryanto, Professor Zbys Klich at Studios below



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.”


Abbey Road Institute offers an intensive and immersive education for aspiring music producers and engineers in a real-world working environment. The teaching is delivered in a hands-on apprenticeship style, which prepares graduates to enter the fast-paced music industry and create their own career success story.


Students at the Sydney campus of Abbey Road Institute 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.”


Charlotte Rochecouste, Abbey Road Institute Melbourne Alumni —
“Abbey Road Institute really helped me gain a strong foundation in audio, which led to an internship at Studios 301. The course accurately breaks down the subject of audio engineering/music production, making it digestible so that it doesn’t feel overwhelming or confusing. Audio is very hands-on, hence why being able to use the studios frequently helped me practice and improve my skills significantly.  Now that the Institute is moving into Studios 301, future Abbey Road Institute students will be able to witness how a professional music studio operates and put their experience & knowledge into practice. It will set them up for the music industry and give them authentic and realistic expectations for their futures.”


Zak Baker – Abbey Road Institute London Alumni —
“After completing my Advanced Diploma at Abbey Road Institute London, I was fortunate enough to intern at Studios 301 and experience the day to day excitement and challenges that come with working in one of the best studios in the world – and that hands on experience is invaluable in the recording industry.


Since completing my internship I have worked in many studios, and Studios 301 is still only one of a few studios that are at the same level as the likes of Abbey Road. Not only with its world beating microphone and gear selection but also the engineers, technicians and team that keep the studios running. Abbey Road Institute students being able to tap into the facilities, equipment and staff at Studios 301 is not an opportunity anyone serious about wanting to become an engineer should miss out on!”


Apply Now for 2021
Abbey Road Institute Sydney will be offering a one-year intensive Advanced Diploma in Music Industry which starts on 21 June 2021. Applications are open now. For detailed information on the course and how to apply visit the Institute’s website


About Abbey Road Institute
Abbey Road Institute is an industry-focused music production school which was established to provide a highly specialised one-year programme for aspiring audio professionals.  The Institute’s Advanced Diploma in Music Industry brings together both the creative and technical elements of recording and producing music, preparing the students for the realities of the music industry. With small class sizes of under 25, the students receive a personalised and tailored experience that helps develop their own unique talent and guide them to the next step in their career. The learning that they undertake during their studies and the networks that they can establish both within the Institute and the Studio leads them directly to a bright future.


About Studios 301
Established in 1926, Studios 301 have been at the forefront of the Australian music industry for over 90 years. In 2018 the studios reaffirmed its position at the pinnacle of the Australian music industry with the launch of a new multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art facility. One of the last bastions of large-format studios on the planet, Studios 301 continues to service some of the world’s biggest artists, fostering a community of Australia’s best engineers and producers.
In recent years Sydney 301’s services and facilities have been used by Lizzo, Tones & I, Katy Perry, Zedd, Cold Chisel, Coldplay, Macklemore, Amy Shark, The Weeknd, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Silverchair, Gang Of Youths, Muse, ASAP Rocky, Metallica, Black Eyed Peas, The Jezabels, U2, Snoop Dogg, Tiësto, Lana Del Rey, Migos, Powderfinger, Delta Goodrem, Matt Corby, Kimbra, 360 and Angus & Julia Stone.
Dating further back, David Bowie, Prince, Elton John, Bob Dylan, George Michael, The Church, Kiss, Stevie Nicks, Duran Duran, The Easybeats, John Farnham, Icehouse, Divinyls, Slim Dusty, The Angels, INXS, Radio Birdman and Midnight Oil.



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