Our Story

As a leading audio recording studio and Pro Audio retailer, we are proud of our achievements, but what separates us from the crowd is our focus on the student, the future of our industry. That is why we want to be the highest-rated independent Music production and Audio engineering school in Sri Lanka.

Our mission is to create a supportive and creative environment, giving you the means to forge your path to becoming a successful professional in the music industry!

With that in mind, we have built and continue to build state-of-the-art facilities to give you the best environment to achieve your goals! From the Audient Creative Hub to our esteemed Pearlbay Grand Studio, we have the tools to provide you with the right practical experience and know-how. The Grand Studio is home to a top of the line Audient 8024 Heritage Edition Custom Analog console and other high-end equipment that is up to international audio standards.

This burning passion has also lead us to join hands with one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated Composers and Audio Engineers, Ranga Dasanayake. With the shared goal of growing Sri Lanka’s music industry, he leads the Pearlbay institute today as its Dean and head of academics!

The Pearlbay academic panel has highly experienced local industry professionals with the common objective of giving the best possible education to our students. Pearlbay institute also hosts regular guest lectures and workshops by International Audio professionals with a wide range of experience in music and other media from different parts of the world!

We are proud to be the first audio institute in Sri Lanka to deliver a fully-fledged degree pathway program with Pearson! This pathway will allow students to study up to the BTEC Higher National Diploma level (equivalent to the first 2 years of a UK honours degree!) and complete a full undergraduate degree with a local or international university! 

With state-of-the-art facilities, expert staff, and professional opportunities whilst you study, Pearlbay champions relevant and innovative training that equips you with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a perpetually evolving industry. 

We have strong partnerships to support your study, offering students opportunities to work in professional industry settings, network with peers or perform at professional events.

We also promote equal opportunities, a fair playing field and accessibility, so we are implementing various guides and assistants to our students, and we like to listen to your feedback and suggestions.

Our current academic program comprises multiple short courses, degree preparation programmes and the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Music.

We, at Pearlbay, want to see you be the best that you can be! Join us today and make your mark in the music industry!

For more information, concerns, suggestions or questions, please email hello@pearlbayinstitute.com



Pearlbay Institute’s leadership—Led by Ranga Dasanayake creating a inclusive community and a dynamic learning environment. 

Mission and Philosophy

The mission of Pearlbay Institute is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in Production/Engineering, as a career.

Vision and Strategy

As the times change, Pearlbay Institute perpetually reinvents itself. To be a leading South Asian Audio Engineering Institutes.

Message From GROUP CEO

Thank you for taking the time to visit our page, and find about the institute, the future of Sri Lanka’s professional music education. I am humbly proud to have created one of the best creative spaces and state of the art educational and studio facilities in Sri Lanka with the help of my family, friends, and the exceptional team behind PearlbayMusic.

I take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment and passion for making this real and for their continued support. Our core values are to provide our students and service users with a creative, rigorous, sustainable and supporting environment where we deliver our teaching and services with an artistically ambitious, industry-focused and quality-driven way of thinking.Our progress will be built on principles such as exceptional learning, artistic discoveries, and collaborations.

We can only achieve this by the commitment to sustainability, team development and maintaining good facilities. We know the future is challenging, and we take it seriously. And we want to give you our strength to best prepare for the future challenges and focus on who to face challenges lie ahead.

My team and I will continue to maintain a place that offers our students exceptional learning experience, a center of creative discovery, embeds collaboration within the industry. I am confident that my team will inspire and support our students to achieve the best in life and make you a future international level professional.

It is my ambition that more marvelous turning points will happen at Pearlbay that make you a proud alumnus of Pearlbay Institute.

Best wishes!

Chathura Masinha

CEO Pearlbay