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Don’t Get Stuck In a Classroom With Dozens of Others. Apprentice In an Actual Recording Studio Instead

Here are some problems you may face at a vocational school or college, and the ways that The Recording Connection solves those problems.

PROBLEM #1: The music industry job market runs on connections, and you can’t make those connections in a vocational school.

Year after year it happens: students who graduate from a university or vocational school enter the work force with thousands of other people who are competing for a limited number of jobs.

SOLUTION: The Recording Connection places you inside a real recording studio where you can make those connections while gaining “real world” experience. While the college and vocational school graduates are knocking on all the same doors…you’ll already be inside the door!

PROBLEM #2: A vocational school or college doesn’t teach you how to perform your job in the real world. In the music industry, this makes you virtually unemployable.

Year after year it happens: students who graduate from vocational school or college realize they have no “real world experience”.

SOLUTION: By combining a comprehensive curriculum with real studio training, The Recording Connection helps you learn how to do your job in the real world by working alongside your mentor on actual recording sessions. This gives you the experience you need to be competitive in the job market.

PROBLEM #3: If you learn audio engineering at a vocational school or college, you’ll have to share lab time with other students.


Year after year we hear about it—stories of students who were incredibly disappointed with their audio school training because they couldn’t spend enough time working with the gear. With so many students competing for lab time, sometimes the only option is to go to the lab in the middle of the night, when all the teachers are asleep and there’s no one to help if you don’t understand.

SOLUTION: With The Recording Connection, your lab time occurs one-on-one in a real studio, with your mentor’s undivided attention. You’ll never have to fight another student for practice time or help from your mentor—we guarantee it. We also offer free, unlimited tutoring for our students when they’re not in the studio.

+ Are you ready to learn on-the job in a real recording studio?

+ Are you ready to learn on-the job in a real recording studio?

+ Are you ready to apprentice with a music industry professional?
+ Are you ready to launch your career from inside the music industry, instead of pounding at the door outside with all the other vocational school graduates?


Apply NowSchedule a private tour of a recording studio in your city.

Here are some actual studios where Recording Connection students are apprenticing right now:

Learn Audio Engineering in a Real Recording Studio

The smart audio engineering student learns here:

Learn Audio Engineering inside a Real Recording Studio

Make powerful industry connections as you learn in a control room like this one:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Ask yourself: would you rather study in an overcrowded college classroom, or here?

Learn Music Producing one on one in a Professional Recording Studio

To succeed as a music producer, you need to spend time in a real recording studio like this one:

Learn from a Real Audio Engineer inside His or Her Recording Studio

Get one-on-one, private instruction from a real producer by sitting here:

Your  Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Real-world music industry experience starts here:

Learn Audio Engineering one on one in a Professional Recording Studio

Imagine learning how to produce music in real recording sessions:

Learn Inside a Real Recording Studio from a Professional Audio Engineer

Overpriced colleges and vocational schools can’t duplicate what happens in a real studio like this one:

Your Classroom is in a Real Recording Studio

With The Recording Connection, this is your “classroom”:

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

Learn one-on-one in a control room like this one:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

This is where the real industry connections are made:

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

Get Connected as Your Learn Audio Here:

Your Classroom is a Real Recording Studio

Get real world experience working with bands in a studio like this one:

Learn Music Producing inside a Real Recording Studio

Fancy trade schools cannot teach you what you will learn here:

Learn Inside a Real Recording Studio from a Professional Sudio Engineer

Mom: Why is your school better? How does it work? I have so many questions, and I need answers.

BK: And it’s our job to answer them all. Why don’t we give you a tour so you can see for yourself.

The RC is the only school that puts you in the door of a real professional recording studio. This studio is your classroom, but that’s not all. Unlike overcrowded trade schools, with The Recording Connection, your classroom inside a studio like this is all for you.

With The RC, you never have to fight over lab time, worry about overcrowded classrooms, or fighting for your teacher’s attention, because with us, you are the only student. It’s just you and your mentor who trains you privately and at your own pace.

Dad: Where is your school located?

We offer you the opportunity to go to school in a recording studio everywhere in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK. We are the school that comes to you. Fill out a free application to set up your no-cost personal tour of a real life professional recording studio near you.

Dad: Why is it so important to go to a school inside a real studio?

Great question. Let us tell you why. You or your son or daughter will never ever make it in the music business unless they are IN the music business.

To get in, you need to learn INSIDE a real environment where you can learn the tricks of the trade as you make connections.

The importance of interacting with real life engineers, music producers and their clients cannot be overstated. You must learn where you want to work. It’s all about being seen by the people doing the hiring.

To be blunt, in the 21st century, only fools go to trade schools. they don’t work and they are considered a joke in the industry.

Student: Does this mean you guarantee jobs once I’m finished with The Recording Connection?

NO. OF COURSE NOT. We are guaranteeing only access, but make no mistake: this access is essential to your success.

Think about it: we put you in the door, we guarantee you a one-on-one education inside a real studio, free tutoring, Pro Tools, and a year of Job Placement if you don’t get hired by the studio you train at. There are no guarantees in life, but let’s be real and honest.

Does this approach stack the deck in your favor? Does this make more sense than any other school?

If you’re paying attention, the answer is YES.

Student: How often do I attend my private class inside a real recording studio?

We get you inside the studio for a minimum of 2 DAYS A WEEk, so in this sense it’s like a regular school, but here’s another advantage: If you are hard working, available, and dedicated, you can go to the studio as much as 5 times per week. Or heck — 7 times per week. Many of our students spend up to 12 hours per day in the studio, while others choose a part time approach. Either way, we are here for you. You can do this full time or part time nights and weekends.

Mom: So this is an apprenticeship? What is an apprenticeship exactly?

Apprentices learn on the job, they learn one-on-one, and they learn from a professional, in this case an audio engineer, sound technician, or music producer. Make not mistake, apprentices are students just like in regular school, only it gets better:

Because they get ON THE JOB, PRIVATE ATTENTION. Our students learn from books and materials but what makes this extra special is our students learn hands-on INSIDE a real recording studio. You get your hands on the gear, you get your hands dirty, so to speak. The only way you are ever going to get a job in this business is to get inside and learn from a pro.

This allows you the student to show your teacher, the mentor, what you are made of from the very first class day.

It's not too good to be true!

Student: This sounds too good to be true. Is it?

Look, don’t take our word for it. Why don’t you talk to students and graduates… Feel free to visit this link and watch tons — yes tons — of YouTube reviews.

Mom: I’m not complaining, but how can the tuition be so low?

Face it, fair market value says we could charge 30 thousand dollars for this, but we don’t. We believe in keeping costs low and helping people break into the business. You may be cynical and you may think that there is some catch but the fact is, there isn’t.

This is real. And we have endorsements from over 500 real life music producers and audio engineers and recording studio owners to prove it. No, wait a minute, did you hear that? What other school can legitimately say that they are recommended by over 90% of the music business? When you’re ready, check out our endorsement page on our website.

Student: Do I need any experience?


Dad: Are you accredited?

The National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) has recognized all of Recording Connection Audio Institute’s programs as meeting their standards for curriculum, teachers, and educational excellence. Additionally, The Recording Connection is a member of good standing with: The National Association of Music Education (MENC); American Association for the Arts; Audio Engineering Society (AES); Audio Engineering Society (AES); The National Guild for Community Arts Education; The Recording Academy, which is the official accreditation for schools granted by The Grammy Awards; The National Academy of Broadcasting (NAB); and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

Student: So how am I learning, is this structured?

OH YES, IT IS STRUCTURED. We give you hands-on assignments, project-based homework, core fundamental workshops, private tutoring in the studio, and private online tutoring with our state of the art technology.


With us you learn at the pace of one comprehensive module lesson per week. The work is intensive, comprehensive and perhaps best of all, tailored to your goals.

Upon completion, you will be an RC CERTIFIED AUDIO ENGINEER – MUSIC PRODUCER with something that none of those trade school fools have:


Student: When I’m done and once I get work, how much can I make in the music business?

Like any career, it varies. You are going to start off paying your dues and making a lower wage, but the goal is to live your dreams and make music for a living. Your goals it oget paid big for doing what you love. The only way that is ever going to happen is to get yourself inside a real recording studio so you can begin to show the world what you’re made of.

What are you made of?

Student: Who are your teachers and what are their credentials?

Our teachers or mentors own and work in the studios where these artists record their records. You will learn where Beyonce recordede, where U2 recorded, where Jay Z recorded, where Lil Wayne recorded, where Blake Shelton recorded, where Radiohead recorded, where DeadMaus recorded, where Skilrex recorded, and more. Some of students have even met and worked with these artists. See, the point is with The RC, by learning inside a real recording studio, you are exposing yourself to the top artists making the music that has inspired you to live an extraordinary life.

Student: So you put me inside a real recording studio, do you match me with my favorite type of music?

Yes we do. If you are into hiphop we will try to place you in a hip hop studio. Rock students go to rock studios, etc. But let’s get real: if you want to make it in this business you need to be versatile. You need to be able to work in all genres and be all things music to all types of clients. Also The RC believes in what we call the Cross Genre Principle — this means we will train you to be a certified RC Audio Professional who can work in all genres. This unique approach to learning enables you to maximize your chances for success.

Student: So once I’m done with your program, if I’m not hired at the studio I trained at, how do I get a job?

There are 4 ways we help you:

  1. Your mentor is a successful producer; he or she therefore knows hundreds of people. If you have impressed your mentor, he or she will got the extra mile for you and introduce you to those friends.
  2. As an RC student you will be interacting with clients — clients that have money and contacts. Money + contacts = jobs.
  3. Job Placement — we have real job placement. We will call hundreds of studios in our network for you, we will teach you how to market yourself with our social media and internet marketing Curriculum.
  4. If you’re good and there is not job, you may just find that the studio creates a job for you because they like you. Because you are on the inside, you have developed relationship and this affords you the opportunity to create positions where none had existed previously. For example, one of our students in Los Angeles was recently given a job as a drum tech after working for the band Aerosmith whom he met as a Recording Connection student.

Student: My parents want me to get a degree in music but I’m not sure they understand how the music business works. What do you say?

Degrees are pretty, parents love them, and the yare lovely to hang on your wall, but they mean absolutely NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH in the music business. They will never EVER get you a job in the music business, having one is frowned upon by those that work and run the music industry. Please listen to this closely because it is a common mistake made by well-intentioned but misinformed parents.

The only thing that has real value in the music industry is experience and connections. The same can be said for most careers these days, but in the music business even more so. Studio owners, music executives, artists and producers who are hiring will never ask for your degree and in fact telling them you have one only alerts them to the fact that you have NO EXPERIENCE.

Be smart, get educated, get connected and save money. By attending The RC, you are doing all of these things and more.

Student: How do I get started?

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