Our Team

Welcome to the Abbey Road Institute Licensing team, a group of dedicated professionals passionate about music education and educating the next generation entering the music industry worldwide.

Our leadership team bring a wealth of experience and expertise in audio, education, marketing, licensing, operations and more. We’re here to support you through the whole process and journey of launching your Abbey Road Institute.

Meet the talented individuals behind our successful licensing business.


Luca Barassi

As CEO of Abbey Road Institute, Luca Barassi was instrumental in creating and launching Abbey Road Institute in 2015. With a background in audio education spanning over 20 years as a Director, Lecturer, Studio Designer and Head of Technical Operations, he had a vision for creating a specialist music production education that meets the needs of the music industry and our students. Under his leadership, the Institute has grown to have schools across four continents, with developments across all business areas, including the expansion of our flagship school in London, which relocated to Islington in North London in 2021 and reopened the historic Angel Studios.

Programme Director

Carlos Lellis

Programme Director Carlos Lellis oversees the running and delivery of the Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering across all our schools. Leading the conception and design of our curriculum and teaching methods, Carlos works on an ongoing basis with the Abbey Road team and our industry network to ensure our courses are cutting-edge. He has worked as a professional musician, engineer and producer and he is the author of Music Production: Recording. He holds an MA in Creative Media and a diploma Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music.

Specialist Licensing Consultant

Pier Merlo

Pier Paolo Merlo is a specialist in franchising and licensing education internationally, with over 15 years of experience working with schools and universities across Europe, The Americas and the MENA region. In his role at Abbey Road Institute Pier supports new teams with establishing and managing their schools and provides ongoing support and guidance in management and operations for our family of Institutes.

Head of Marketing

Hannah Fitzgerald

In her role as Head of Marketing, Hannah Fitzgerald oversees the marketing strategy of our schools worldwide alongside licensing development to grow our network of Abbey Road Institutes. She collaborates with our international teams, providing guidance in all areas of marketing, sharing expertise and offering support on a school-by-school basis. Hannah works closely with the Abbey Road Studios team to ensure the Institutes’ brand and marketing activity are closely aligned. She is passionate about educating future audio professionals and bringing Abbey Road Institutes’ unique education to a wider audience.

Specialist IT/Tech Consultant

Robin Reumers

Robin Reumers is a Latin Grammy-winning audio engineer, educator, and product specialist who has worked in the music industry and audio education for many years. As part of the Abbey Road Institute team, he supports our schools' digital services, from virtual learning environments and websites to data security and more. Alongside his work in audio education, Robin is also the Director and product developer at his own plug-in company Leapwing Audio.

Join The Abbey Road Network

Our close relationship with the Abbey Road Studios team and experts across the music industry enable us to continuously enhance our licensing programs and deliver the highest quality music education globally.

Embrace the opportunity to be part of something extraordinary and join our esteemed community in educating the next generation of talented music producers.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss licensing opportunities with Abbey Road Institute, we are here to help. Reach out to our team at licensing@abbeyroadinstitute.com.

The Abbey Road Institute Licensing team is dedicated to fostering innovation, creativity, and excellence in music education through our licensing initiative.
Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to empower the next generation of music professionals worldwide.

Register your interest

Register your interest to find out more about licensing opportunities with Abbey Road Institute.