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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the lessons located?

All the lessons are located in LA PLACE studios, 10 Passage de la Canopée (Les Halles), and in the Studio Artistic Palace, 141 bed Ney Paris 18ème (Metro Porte de Saint Ouen). There will also be exchanges and residencies between French and Dutch students a few times per year. In these instances, French participants will be able to join classes at Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands.

How big are the groups?

At The Wisseloord Academy, we stick to our true core values and focus on quality over quantity. Therefore, 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?

We find it important to tell our students that there is no diploma guaranteeing a successful musical career. In addition, 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-seeking 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 certificate of completion of our course. Most importantly, 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 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 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. At Wisseloord Academy, 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.

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What special activities are offered, besides the lessons?

Alongside lessons, our most promising students get the opportunity to join our international network and engage in real production and writing sessions! The most advanced songwriters and producers also have access to the writing camps organised by Wisseloord Publishing in partnership with BMG. Moreover, we will also help them to connect to our partners’ Music publishers, labels, bookers, etc…

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 in the market. Moreover, our partners iZotope, Arturia, and Ableton offer free licenses to the participants).
  • 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?

To join Wisseloord Academy, you will need to go through our selection procedure.
The academy includes lesson streams for several levels :
Some of our classes are designed specifically for people who are just starting to make records or produce music by themselves (or those with some basic preliminary understanding). However, we also open our doors to students who want to dedicate themselves to making a living and developing a career in the music industry.
In addition, we have classes for more experienced songwriters, composers, and producers. For example, professionals and semi-professionals looking to fine-tune their craft.
In 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 our applicants’ creative universe to see if they are a good fit for our “family”.
After we study your material, we plan an intake interview in the studios or online to see if you are a good match for our Academy. Then, we’ll help design the best course for you by selecting the modules that fit your needs.

Are the classes and studios adapted to students with a handicap?

As a certified Qualiopi institution, we pay a big importance in making our classes accessible to everybody.

We keep ourselves informed about the latest updates of the Agefiph and the studios are providing a suitable access and support to students with a handicap.

During the intake selection process, any requests of necessities will be communicated to the team in order for the participants to get the outmost best support during the courses.

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