Abbey Road Institute and Q-Factory Amsterdam "Come Together"!

The legendary studio's music-production school opens its 6th location at the Q-Factory music centre in Amsterdam.

Abbey Road Institute, an international initiative started by the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, will open the sixth campus in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Amsterdam location follows several locations in the UK, Germany, France and Australia. The school offers an Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering via a one-year, hands-on programme built around the studio's 80 years of experience.

The curriculum has been developed by audio educational specialists in conjunction with Abbey Road Studios engineers. It covers on all aspects of music production and engineering, focusing on three main areas: sound engineering, production techniques and the music business. This full-time programme will be taught by respected music industry experts.

"We believe this course offers a new approach to music-production education to train a new generation of audio professionals," says Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam manager Jasper Derksen. "It covers the full spectrum of everything you need to master to become a music producer/engineer, ready for today's evolving industry.”

Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam is based in Europe's largest music-makers centre, known as Q-Factory. This unique location breathes music, providing students with benefits beyond the Abbey Road Institute education alone. From artist management to rehearsal rooms and concert halls, the centre houses a variety of music-related companies and spaces, offering a place for music professionals to network and collaborate with all the tools they need at hand.

“A key aspect for success in the music industry is developing your network," explains Derksen. "Our school enables this through its international character, the passion for music it shares with its students and the unique location. This dynamic is something we highly value.”

In the heart of the vibrant and historically international city of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Institute will be the only location on mainland Europe to offer the programme in English. The school also welcomes international applicants wanting to study in Amsterdam.

The state-of-the-art multi-studio facility is currently under construction in Q-Factory, led by a team of international and local experts. This includes the upcoming Sonic City Studios as well as the Abbey Road Institute. Classes are scheduled to begin autumn of this year.

This Abbey Road Institute is now accepting applications for a limited number of places in the September 2016 intake in Amsterdam. The first open day is scheduled for May 2016. For more information and to register, visit the website or send an email to

Categories: Music, Arts and Entertainment, Education

Tags: Abbey Road Institute, Amsterdam, Education, Q-Factory

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Abbey Road Institute is part of Abbey Road Studios, an icon in the music industry since 1931. Abbey Road Studios' reputation for excellence in recorded music for more than 80 years has provided the foundations for a new approach in audio education.