Skill Tech
Sound Engineering

Studio & Live sound

A sound engineer also called an audio engineer, works in the events, music production, or post-production industries. They are responsible for the sonic manipulation of various sounds from various sources. You can become a sound engineer without a degree. However, you must receive the appropriate training and get as much experience in the industry as possible. Audio engineers have a unique role as they experience the music industry and be creative while earning a living.

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We’re dedicated to audio education and training that exactly mirrors the real-world, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to thrive in the industry. Our mission extends beyond mere education; we supply the pro audio sector with highly skilled professionals.

To uphold strong industry connections, we maintain rigorous examinations, ensuring that only the most dedicated and talented sound engineers gain work experience through our esteemed partners.

Additionally, our recruitment partnerships play a pivotal role in enhancing the employability of our students, providing students with unparalleled opportunities to kickstart careers in sound engineering and audio production.


What we teach

studio Sound Engineering

The love of music - it's a drive to create and help people sound the best. It's unexplainable; it's all we want to do.

for events

It's a skill and a business that offers a lot of problem-solving. It's incredibly satisfying to solve tech puzzles, and music is fun; even corporate work can be fun.


Because you love doing it more than anything else in the world. The sacrifices and choices will eliminate all but the dedicated.

Know more about us

Know more about us

The Academy of Sound Dxb is a professional audio training provider specialising in live sound engineering.

I’m Andrew James Ward (Andy), and I created the Academy of Sound Dxb to provide a service for the live events and audio industries.

We aim to serve the live entertainment stage and music industries by providing sound engineers professionally trained in high-end live sound equipment and conference technology.

I began in recording studios in London in 1993, specialising in music mixing and engineering. I then became an audio production teacher at Bachelor’s level at a prominent creative media education provider.

Our Academy of Sound audio courses are accredited and provide the region’s first dedicated live sound education for beginners to advanced.

As part of your education, students taking the internship package get the opportunity for audio work experience and recruitment with our industry partners in the live events sector. Our students receive the best hands-on live sound experience in the MENA region.

Industry partners:

Our equipment

What we use

We make sure that equipment and Facilities should emulate the real world as perfectly as possible. From our front of house mixers, to line arrays right down to the cables and connections we only use the very latest audio technology. Before and after every studio session or workshop, our equipment is checked by our in house specialists so that when students want to practise - the equipment works!

Allen and Heath SQ5
Midas M32
Soundcraft GB32
DiGiCo Quantum 338
Klark Technik
d & b Audiotechnik

For a full equipment list, please get in touch.



Angelique CorstjensAngelique Corstjens
04:45 29 May 23
I recently hired Andy Ward, a professional trainer and owner of the Academy of Sound in Dubai, for a personalized training session. I must say, the experience exceeded all my expectations and left me truly impressed.From the moment I contacted Andy to discuss the training, he displayed a high level of professionalism and genuine interest in understanding my goals and requirements. He took the time to listen to my needs and tailored the training session accordingly.During the training itself, Andy showcased his expertise and deep understanding of the subject matter. His teaching style was clear, concise, and engaging, making complex concepts easily digestible.In conclusion, I recommend hiring Andy Ward for personalized training sessions. His professionalism, expertise, and commitment to his student's success make him an outstanding trainer. Whether you are a beginner seeking to learn the basics or an experienced producer looking to refine your skills, Andy's training will undoubtedly elevate your abilities and help you achieve your goals.
mahmoud bakermahmoud baker
12:45 17 May 23
It’s amazing academy and the teacher one of the best o learn alot from him I really recommend for anyone who’s interested to have a new career and become sound engineer
Ivo LemmerlijnIvo Lemmerlijn
05:46 23 Mar 23
The Academy of Sound DXB assigned a skilled audio student to support our tech team during The Fridge Concert Series Season 38 featuring Meta Rust and Greg Pearson in September/October 2022. Sovan was highly dedicated and committed to delivering top-quality sound and ensuring a seamless event experience for the performers.
Sovan Gourav RoutSovan Gourav Rout
12:25 14 Mar 23
The best place to be if you love sound,experienced and top in their field teachers. The equipment were easily accessible for me to practice one of the best things of Academy of sound is work experience/ Internship with companies which helped gained my experience and contact with bands and engineer for freelance jobs. My experience was amazing.
Enzo PiresEnzo Pires
15:41 04 Mar 23
I did a short course on System Tuning with the Academy of Sound Dxb back in August 2022. I have to say everyone was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The tutors are excellent and the course was delivered impeccably. If you’re serious about Audio and Sound this is the place for you!