One of the world’s oldest and most successful recording studios has announced that Melbourne will host its first venture outside of London.

The North London studios, which once saw Sir George Martin audition The Beatles in 1962, now doubles as a training base for students to learn about music production and sound engineering.

The Abbey Road Institute, the recording studio’s educational arm, will offer a 46-week Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering headed by Deke Miskin, Gianni Michelini and Paul Ledingham.

The trio come from backgrounds in music publishing, performance, audio engineering and business management. They will hold their lessons in an inner-city building and hub for creativity, shared with Melbourne-based architecture firm Hayball.

The location, to be the first outside of London, was selected due to Melbourne’s “thriving music scene and abundance of talented and ambitious musicians,” says Ledingham.

Students will be taught engineering, music production and business with an emphasis on practical skill and assessment will include practical, theoretical and production projects. Fees are $14,900, including registration.