Who We Are & What We Do


We started as a team of experienced and qualified audio engineers, academics, and other professionals with a wide range of experience, dedicated to delivering the best possible experience to Sri Lanka!

Our dedication and positive thinking have made us one of the most recognized audio technology education brands in Sri Lanka, with an international presence in the UK. We look forward to the challenges on our road to becoming one of the most successful companies in Sri Lanka, servicing sectors beyond the music industry. From its humble beginnings as a service studio in 2017, Pearlbay has grown into one of the leading recording studios and most trusted Pro Audio gear retailers in Sri Lanka. With the vision of revitalizing Sri Lanka’s music industry and nurturing the next generation of music professionals, we have grown two more branches. The Pearlbay Institute is a premier music technology institute.

Pearlbay Music found its footing as a recording studio, initially established at The Barnhouse, Panadura. Over a short period, it rose in popularity among artists, professionals, and amateurs alike, for its homely feel, equipment, and excellent staff. As demand and clientele rose, the studio was moved to its current premises in Maharagama. Today, Pearlbay Music Studios consists of an improved Grand Studio, powered by a state-of-the-art Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition Analog console and a cutting-edge monitoring system. Over the years, we have grown into a studio trusted and loved by the biggest artists in the country and have hosted everything from vocal recordings to orchestras.

With the meteoric growth of the studio, we saw an interest and demand for high-end equipment rise in the country. This gave us the idea of importing and delivering the best that Pro-audio has to offer, giving birth to The Pearlbay Music Store. Today, we are the official dealers in Sri Lanka for world-class brands like Genelec, Audient, Antelope, and more! The Pearlbay Institute was conceived towards the end of 2020, to educate and help the next generation of music professionals in Sri Lanka. With the guidance and leadership of renowned composer and engineer Ranga Dasanayake, the Pearlbay Institute aims to be the best music technology institute in South Asia. Today, we are a Pearson Qualified center that delivers the first-Degree Pathway courses in Sri Lanka for audio engineering and music production.

Our Qualifications

Welcome to Pearlbay Institute, where we are on a relentless pursuit of excellence in education. Our commitment to delivering the highest quality learning experience is unwavering, and we’re excited to share some thrilling news with you. We’ve forged strategic partnerships with the esteemed Pearson (BTEC) and the visionary Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), bringing you a treasure trove of accredited courses. These qualifications are your golden tickets to a world of global academic recognition, opening doors to exhilarating career prospects. Our passionate faculty and state-of-the-art facilities are here to empower you, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fiercely competitive landscape. Embark on this journey of excellence with us and elevate your skills to new heights. Your future awaits – seize it with Pearlbay Institute!

Ranga D

Message From The Dean

A warm welcome to Pearlbay Institute. While I thank you for considering us for your future education in audio engineering and music production, I would like to take you through our vision for the future so you can make an informed decision. As we aim to be a leading audio engineering institute in South Asia, we want to achieve this through a focus on quality in the teaching and learning, staff, buildings, and technology that will support our students on their journey. Ours will be an institute curriculum aligned with students’ contemporary needs, further innovative courses will be introduced to our institute portfolio alongside our established pathways in audio engineering, music production and music business. We will develop students’ creative instincts, not just as performers, composers, or producers, but as entrepreneurs too.