You’ve spent your time at Abbey Road Institute working hard and immersing yourself in all of the learning and experiences on offer, what next?
Ambitious and motivated, our alumni are establishing themselves in the next stages of their careers in the music industry and beyond. They’re working as producers and engineers, undertaking internships and much more. The opportunities are broad, from working in studios, for a range of businesses and startups in the music and cultural sectors to setting up their own initiatives and working freelance, juggling lots of exciting and demanding projects.
Our global alumni join an international Abbey Road network including all of our graduates as well as our industry friends. This extended family is from different backgrounds and with different skill sets they progress onto a range of careers. Brought together at the end of their study for the global graduation ceremony there are many opportunities for future collaboration and partnerships.
Après l’obtention de son diplôme en 2018, Lucien Roque a démarché divers studios et structures commerciales dans lesquelles il a effectué des stages. Citons notamment les studios Ferber, Haxo, Le Network, Sequenza et les studios de la seine. Il est ensuite embauché au studio La Diva en tant qu’assistant à la suite de ces premières expériences. Lucien multiplie alors les sessions d’enregistrements et de mixage et devient avec le temps ingénieur du son. Il a notamment collaboré avec des artistes comme Eva Queen, Gunna et Fally Ipupa.
Since graduating in 2018 Ramera Abraham was selected as one of 3 worldwide recipients of the EQL Studio Residency, a programme for female music producers and sound engineers (in partnership with Berklee College of Music). In this role Ramera worked as the sound engineer for the Spotify Secret Genius Studio that operates out of Metropolis Studios. In addition to producing and engineering, she is also an active drummer and songwriter and part of a songwriting and production duo with fellow alumnus, Antonio Esposito. While at Spotify, Ramera engineered sessions for various producers and songwriters like Sigma, 1Mind (French Montana, Wiz Khalifa), Linnea Södahl (Zara Larsson), Mr. Hudson, and JP Cooper. Upon completion of her role at Spotify, Ramera is now freelance sound engineer and vocal producer and has run recording sessions with Greyson Chance, Gabriele Aplin, and Not3s, and AJ Tracey. She’s also been back at Abbey Road in 2019 assisting on sessions with CHIC artists Jerry Barnes and Ralph Rolle.
Quentin Durual avait déjà une certaine expérience avant de commencer la formation puisqu’il proposait déjà mixages et compositions en tant qu’indépendant. Il avait aussi travaillé sur deux projets de la fêtes des lumières à Lyon. Enfin, il était parti à Londres une année pour y faire de la musique et perfectionner son anglais. C’est dans ces conditions qu’il rejoint Abbey Road Institute Paris en 2017. Diplôme en poche il part en Australie pendant 3 mois faire un stage dans les célèbres Studios 301. De retour, il compose pour la télévision par le biais de la société d’édition « La Gamme ». Il continue ses prestations de mixage et de guitariste de session en collaborant entre autres avec Nicko soulchildren odaiba, Paul Flint ou encore Tony Dofat.
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Hakim Tazi a suivi la formation d’Abbey Road Institute Paris d’Octobre 2016 à Octobre 2018. Depuis qu’il est diplômé il multiplie les enregistrements mais aussi les mixages dans le 78 (Yvelines). Début 2020, il sort son premier projet en tant que producteur sous le nom de « Gamebreaker ». La mixtape de 12 titres (dont deux interludes) se nommé « Sombre Negro ». Un projet résolument urbain qui a pour objectif de montrer la face sombre de l’artiste. Notons que ce nouvel opus a été masterisé par un autre diplômé d’Abbey Road Institute Paris: Valentin Larbre qui a aussi développé sa structure.
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Gabriëlle Stok now works as an assistant engineer at the West-London studio SARM, which was established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records. Since starting at SARM Gabrielle has been working on many sessions with both established and up and coming artists. Outside of her work there she also producing her own music to pitch to artists. Some of her highlights so far at SARM include working with American producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay Z, Mark Ronson), engineering during his writing sessions. Engineering has been her main focus since graduation, and Gabrielle also plans to maintain both work in production and songwriting as part of her future career plans.
You can find out more about Gabrielle’s experience at SARM in her interview on our blog.
Following his graduation, Dominic Parry has been working as a full-time apprentice at leading audio equipment rental company Britannia Row Productions. Founded by Pink Floyd, Britannia Row has grown to become a global leader providing equipment for the London Olympics, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons and The Cure‘s tour. Dominic assisted in the 2019 Brit Awards as a stage technician for numerous performing acts including James Bay, Calvin Harris, Hugh Jackman, and P!NK. He has also worked on Andrea Bocelli’s world tour and the MTV European Music Awards. Dominic’s apprenticeship scheme at Britannia Row Productions continued the training he started at Abbey Road Institute. He worked for several months in each of the companies departments (Maintenance, Speakers, Cables, Rigging, RF, Digital, Warehouse Manager Assistant & Prep) whilst taking part in two 15 week training courses; Live Sound fundamentals and Live Sound Intermediate. Alongside his day work, Dominic Parry has worked on gigs at The Roundhouse and the centennial WW1 memorial service.
You can find out more about Britannia Row on our blog.
The huge passion for music is our engine. We want to share this enthusiasm with our students.
Abbey Road Institute gives you an intensive and hands on education over 12 months. The studios are really well equipped and we had lots of studio time to let out our creativity and develop our skills.
I learned at Abbey Road Institute to give a voice or an instrument a personality. A signature sound is just the charm of a successful music production.
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.
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.