About our Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the lessons located?

All 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.

How big are the groups?

At the Wisseloord Academy, we 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.

Do I get a diploma?

At Wisseloord Academy, we find it important to tell our students that no diploma guarantees a successful musical career. Nonetheless, 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 degree 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 pedagogic team and guests from the industry.

The jury members write a report based on this system and this report is used to design a program that caters to the growth of the student.

Furthermore, students who complete the 3 yearly presentations obtain a CRKBO-recognized certificate of completion of our course. But more than anything, they gain a network, connections and recommendation letters that will help them open many doors within the international music industry…

How do I know which modules suit me best?

Here at the Wisseloord Academy, we find it important to look at every student as a unique individual. Not everyone 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 successful career.

Who are the teachers?

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 and modules and masterclasses from outside lecturers who come from all over the world to share their knowledge.

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What special activities are offered next to the lessons?

Alongside lessons, our most promising students get the opportunity to join our team during real recordings and sessions! The most advanced songwriters and producers also receive access to the Wisseloord Writing sessions organised by Wisseloord Publishing in partnership with BMG. We also offer our students the opportunity to use available studios for their own productions and create opportunities for them to perform in partnered concert venues.

Do I need to have my own studio?

Students taking production classes need to have a production setup with at least :

-A computer

-A DAW (Students of the Wisseloord Academy are eligible for EDU versions of the most common music software within the market and our partners iZotope and Ableton offer free licenses 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

-A microphone

How do I enroll?

In order to join Wisseloord Academy, you need to go through our selection procedure.

Wisseloord Academy has lesson streams for several levels :

The Wisseloord team designed some classes specifically for people who are just starting to make records 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.

Our team also has 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, ranging from finished tracks, released music, phone demos, rough mixes, sketches of lyrics, etc.…

Our goal is to enter the creative universe of our applicants in order to see if they are a good fit for our “family”.

After we study your material, we plan an intake interview in order to see if you are a good match for our Academy and help you design the best course for you by selecting the modules that fit your needs.

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