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A variety of programs for all sorts of musics , musicians and engineers

Overview

No matter the style of music that you make, studying at the Wisseloord academy is a unique opportunity to learn from the pro’s. You will work hands-on with succesfull industry actors in an inspiring environment! Our core team as well as our guest lecturers will share their experience and expertise to show you what made them become game changers of the music industry since over 40 years.

What You Get

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Lessons from real industry professionals

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Regular personal attention and guidance

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A flexible program close to your needs

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Dream tools and environment

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A foot into the professional world

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Modules / Bundles

If you just want to finetune certain skills without following a whole year course, it is possible to join us only the modules and bundles that suit your needs.

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Full Course

A 33 weeks program combining group lessons, hands on experience, private coaching, network lectures and performances of your music.

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One on One

If you want to work alone with one teacher in order to improve your work, you can join us for some exclusieve private lessons and experiences in our studios.

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The Art Of Listening

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Creative Production

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Composing and Songwriting Development

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Career Development

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DAW - In The Box Production

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Analogue Recording & Mixing

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Songwriting Sessions

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Mastering

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Live Sound

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Instrumental Skills

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Studio Building Sessions

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Skills Development In The Box Mixing

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Entrepreneurship

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Individual Coaching Sessions

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More than a school, we are a hub giving you a real foot into the music industry

No matter if it is a bachelor’s or master’s degree, there is no diploma on the planet that can open doors to a succesfull music career. As an artist, producer or engineer you will rarely get ever asked if you finished a school… What matters is what you learn, what you create and how you connect to the industry and to your public…

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A real industry network

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Work opportunities

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A direct entry to the Wisseloord House Of Music services

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the lessons located?

All the lessons are located in the legenday Wisseloord Studios facilities where countless artists like The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Afrojack, Chris Brown have been recording since 1978

How big are the groups ?

Many schools are giving classes with tenth of students in order to make more profit. In Wisseloord we decided to stick to our true core values and focus on quality above 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 ?

In the Wisseloord Academy we find it important to tell our students that there is no diploma garanteeing a succesfull musical career. Next to this, the audio/ music world is overloaded with people graduating from schools from all over the globe. We receive everyday between 5 and 10 CV’s of those bachelor or master students dreaming to do an internship in our studios, which is of course impossible.

Therefore we decided to stay away from the academic system and follow an approach more based on personal development and flexibility.

Every 10 weeks, the students following the full course will get the possibility to present their work to the public, the pedagogic team and guests from the industry. This work will be analysed and commented following the AMACK system based on 5 criterias :

Attitude, Motoric, Auditive qualities, Creativity and Knowledge.

The Jury members will write a rapport based on this system and this rapport will be used in order to accompaign further the growth of the students.

Further than this, the students who complete the 3 yearly presentations will get a certificate of completion of our course but more than anything else, they will gain network, connections and recommendation letters that will help them open the doors of the music industry…

 

How do I know which modules suit me best?

At the 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. 

Who are the teachers?

The pedagogic team is composed of internationally acclaimed composers, songwriters, engineers and producers from all sorts of musical horizons. 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 will come from all over the world to share their knowledge.

What special activities are offered next to the lessons?

Next to the lessons, the best students will get the opportunity to join our team during real recordings and sessions! The most advanced songwriters and producers will also have access to the Wisseloord Writing sessions organised by Wisseloord Publishing in partnership with BMG. Next to this we offer to our students the possibility to use the studios when available for their own productions but also create opportunities to perform in our partners concert venues.

Do I need to have my own studio?

The people studying production classes will need to have a production setup with at least :

A computer, 

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).

A Soundcard. You will get advised during the “Studio building lessons” on what kind of sound interface can be best suitable for your needs.

Speakers and/or headphones

A microphone for the producers who will do some audio recordings.

 

How do I enroll?

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

We have lessons for 2 levels :

Level 1 :  This level is for people who started to make music, record or produce by themselves or with some basic courses. We open our doors to those students who decide to work in a dedicated way on their career and who want to give a real try to make a living in the music industry.

Level 2 : This level is for the most experienced songwriters, composers and producers, semi pros or pros who want to finetune their craft.

For both levels, we ask all the applicants to send us some of their work. It can be anything, going from finished tracks, released music, iphone demos, rough mixes, sketches of lyrics, etc…

We want to enter the sound and creative universe of the applicants in order to see if they can fit in our “family”.

After we study your material we will plan a 1 on 1 talk in order to see if you match our Academy and which are the best classes and modules for your needs.