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Abbey Road Institute opens branch in Miami

The Miami branch is being opened in partnership with Julio Reyes Copello of Miami Art House

Abbey Road Institute, the music production school at London’s Abbey Road Studios, is opening a branch in Miami, Florida this year. This will be the first Abbey Road Institute in the US.

The school will be opened in partnership with multiple Grammy-Award winning composer and producer Julio Reyes Copello at his studio, Miami Art House. Copello, and his team at Miami Art House, will act as a mentor to the students. The team will also include the engineer Maria Elisa Ayerbe, who the Latin Recording Academy recently honoured as one of the “Leading Ladies of Latin Entertainment.” Ayerbe, and other female music industry leaders who are part of the Miami Art House Academy teaching staff, will look to inspire a new generation of female music production and engineering students. 

Abbey Road Institute offers an intensive and immersive education for aspiring music producers and engineers in a small, intimate environment. In addition to the new Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering, Copello will be launching a bespoke Diploma in Music Performance at Miami Art House Academy.

The school will be enrolling its first intake of students onto the Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in the fall of 2020. Applications are now open. 

Copello said: ‘‘My goal is for aspiring producers, engineers and artists to learn by direct experience. To be thrown in the middle of actual professional recording sessions and learn by doing, is the most effective, honest and responsible way of acquiring the skills needed for a career in music.

“I aim to guide, educate and inspire future generations of music professionals while staying fully involved and engaged in my work as a music producer for the most important and upcoming artists of the industry. The legacy of Abbey Road combined with this innovative approach will fulfill this purpose and create an unparalleled new model of music education.” 

London-based CEO of Abbey Road Institute, Luca Barassi, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Julio who is at the top of his game. The quality of the education we offer is incredibly important and opening a school with Julio at the helm, with the level of experience and expertise he has within the music industry, will prove invaluable to the school and our students. We have many success stories from our current graduates – those that are working for internationally recognized employers in the music industry such as Universal Music, Spotify, Netflix, Redbull Studios, Apple and Abbey Road Studios as well as those that are making their next step in their respective countries across Europe and Australia.” 

Isabel Garvey, managing director of Abbey Road, added: We launched our first school in London and we’ve been watching the Institute go from strength to strength ever since. The demand for the education our team has created has been an inspiration to observe and I look forward to further growth in the US in the future.”