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Abbey Road Opens U.S. Institute

The Abbey Road Institute's first U.S. location will open this fall at Miami Art House in Florida, led by Grammy and Latin Grammy winner Julio Reyes Copello.

Miami, FL (March 3, 2020) — Abbey Road Institute has opened its first specialist music production school in the United States, in Miami, FL, in partnership with multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner Julio Reyes Copello at his studio, Miami Art House.

Colombian music producer, pianist, arranger and composer Reyes Copello has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Alejandro Sanz, Camila Cabello and Alessia Cara. With the new school opening at his existing studio complex, Reyes Copello will act as a mentor to the select group of students joining the program.

Plugging Into Abbey Road

The school occupies a space within the building alongside Miami Art House’s commercial studios. The team of bilingual music professionals working with Reyes Copello on the Abbey Road Institute educational programs includes engineer Maria Elisa Ayerbe, who the Latin Recording Academy recently honored as one of the “leading ladies of Latin entertainment.”

Copello says, ‘‘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.”

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

Abbey Road Institute, headed up by London-based CEO Luca Barassi, also has campuses across in Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Johannesburg. Isabel Garvey, managing director of Abbey Road, says, “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 have created has been an inspiration to observe and I look forward to further growth in the U.S. in the future.”

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