If you want to develop certain aspects of your work without a long term commitment, you can design your own curriculum by selecting few of our modules: The Art of Listening, Songwriting and Producing, Career Development, DAW Production, DJ Skills, etc…
We offer a broad panel of classes for all the aspects of your career.More information
For the most dedicated students, we often various Full Courses combining bundles of modules.
For the students who want to work more in depth on their own projects, and prefer to connect individually with a teacher in order to work on more specific topics, we offer private classes in various subjects. (Mixing 1 on 1, Mastering, Songwriting, Career coaching, Instrument classes, etc etc…).
All the lessons are located in the legendary Wisseloord Studios facilities where countless artists such as The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Afrojack and Chris Brown have been recording since 1978
Many schools are giving classes with dozens of students in order to make more profit. At Wisseloord Academy we decided to stick to our true core values and focus on quality over quantity, so you will be in classes with a limited amount of students. You will get the focus that you and your music deserve.
At Wisseloord Academy we find it important to tell our students that there is no diploma guaranteeing a successful musical career. Along side this, the audio/music world is oversaturated with people graduating from schools from all over the globe. Every day we receive between 5 to 10 CVs from bachelor or master students dreaming of doing an internship in our studios, which is of course impossible.
Therefore we decided to stay away from the academic system and follow an approach based on personal development and flexibility.
Every 10 weeks, students following the full course get the opportunity to present their work to the public, the pedagogic team and guests from the industry.
The Jury members write a report based on this system and this report is being used in order to design a program that caters to the growth of the student.
Furthermore, students who complete the 3 yearly presentations obtain a certificate of completion of our course but more than anything, they gain a network, connections and recommendation letters that will help them open the doors to the music industry…
At Wisseloord Academy, we find it important to look at every student in a very personal way. Not everybody needs to follow classes that they don’t need. During the intake process, we look at who you are, what you do musically and what kind of classes or modules would suit you the best. Our goal is to help you get the best out of your talent and help you grow a succesfull career.
The pedagogic team is composed of internationally acclaimed composers, songwriters, engineers and producers from all sorts of musical backgrounds. We strive to offer our students the perfect balance between classes with a pool of regular teachers as well as modules and masterclasses from outside lecturers who come from all over the world to share their knowledge.
Along side lessons, our most promising students get the opportunity to join our team during real recordings and sessions! The most advanced songwriters and producers also have access to the Wisseloord Writing sessions organised by Wisseloord Publishing in partnership with BMG. We also offer our students the opportunity to use the studios when they’re available for their own productions and create opportunities for them to perform in partnered concert venues.
Students taking production classes need to have a production setup with at least :
A DAW (Students of the Wisseloord Academy are eligible to EDU versions of the most common music softwares of the market and our partners iZotope and Ableton offer free licences to the first 5 registered students).
An Audio interface (You will be advised during the “Studio building lessons” as to what kind of interface will best suit your needs as a producer/engineer)
Speakers and/or headphones
In order to join Wisseloord Academy you need to go through our selection procedure.
We have lesson streams for several levels :
We designed some classes specifically for people who are just starting to make record or produce music by themselves or with some basic preliminary understanding. We open our doors to students who want to dedicate themselves to making a living and developing a career in the music industry.
We also have classes for the more experienced songwriters, composers and producers. Professionals and semi-professionals looking to fine tune their craft.
For all levels, we ask the applicants to send us some of their work. It can be anything, going from finished tracks, released music, phone demos, rough mixes, sketches of lyrics, etc…
We want to enter the creative universe of our applicants in order to see if they fit in our “family”.
After we study your material we plan an intake interview in order to see if you match our Academy and help you design the best course for you selecting which modules fit your needs.