The Recording Connection in St. Louis is perhaps one of the most sought after industry locations that we have. People want to study at our locations in St. Louis because of our amazing mentors and the amazing people who those mentors work with. We also have locations throughout the US.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Tuition is Affordable
You don’t have to worry about our tuition driving you deeper and deeper into debt. We keep our tuition affordable so you just have to worry about networking, learning, and gaining experience. Y’know, the things you should be worrying about in school.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Classrooms are a Way of the Past
In St. Louis, pair you with a real recording studio. In other words, we get you a job in a recording studio where you learn on the job.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn the Correct Way
‘But what about the technical side of audio engineering’, you may be asking yourself. Well, for that we’ve constructed a unique curriculum which a mentor will assist you in learning.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Mentors Are Successful
You’ll be learning from some of the best producers and engineers alive. They’ll be teaching you things on the fly as well as during structured lessons.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be eligible for our employment assistance program if you need help finding a job after graduation.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
What More Could You Ask For?
You’ll be co-existing with some of the most successful industry types in the world. You’ll be making it in the industry while you’re getting your footing. What more could you ask for.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Build Your Network
A contributing factor to your success is that you make the people around you perceive you as an insider. This feat is ten times easier when taken into account that you’ll be literally inside the recording studio multiple times a week.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be working a lot. If you ever get behind on your studies, we’ll be able to help you with our Free Tutoring program.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Your ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI AUDIO RECORDING SCHOOL
Looking for a great St. Louis Audio Engineering School? Look no further than RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that hooks you up as an audio student apprentice inside an actual St. Louis recording studio, working directly with the pros as you learn audio engineering, music producing, mixing, or live audio. There's no better way to get started in the recording industry in St. Louis than to apprentice inside a St. Louis recording studio–and no better school than RECORDING CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.
Don't make the mistake of spending 10-50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio. Be smart, get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program available.
Located in eastern Missouri where the Missouri River flows into the Mississippi, St. Louis is often called the 'Gateway to the West.' Musically speaking, St. Louis has served as a gateway as well, being a key part of the evolution of genres such as jazz, blues, country and bluegrass–and in recent days, alt-rock, punk and even rap. A number of notable bands and artists (past and present) have ties to St. Louis, including ragtime great Scott Joplin, soul singer Tina Turner, rock legend Chuck Berry, jazz greats Miles Davis and David Sanborn, singer/songwriter Cheryl Crow, and rappers Akon and Nelly, just to name a few.
Today, the music scene continues to be strong and active, with local and touring acts regularly performing in town, and with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, St. Louis holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.
With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the recording industry. Through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice approach, we pair you with a working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects, thus putting you close to the action in ways other audio engineering schools can't match. Over 70 percent of our graduates get hired in the recording industry, usually through connections they made while going through our program. You owe it to yourself to see what our St. Louis Audio Engineering School can do for your career.
Success Stories from Students In St. Louis, MO
Apply your training from your mentor to hands-on recording sessions.
“My mentor and I had a great conversation about my reading for week 7, and I had lots of questions. My mentor is so awesome and willing to talk and answer all my questions. After my lesson I was lucky enough once again to sit in on a recording session that was micing up a drum set and a guitar cabinet. So I helped the rest of the night with the session and was able to see everything we just talked about in the lesson.”
– Dustin Bannister, Bonne Terre, Missouri
Learn how to work with clients from the recording engineers themselves.
"This was week 3 with my mentor and I learned a lot that I had previously overlooked. For instance, I was unaware that when recording guitar amplifiers, dynamic microphones are recommended vs. condensers. One of the studio engineers and I experimented with micing a guitar amp with 3 different microphones at once. After this, we recorded a bit of guitar, where the engineer had me experiment with mixing the 3 recorded signals together in order to get a nice, and blended, guitar sound. He also showed me how you could get different effects by messing with the EQ on the board in the recording control room. After that, we watched a documentary about Tom Dowd and his influence pertaining to the evolution of recording and the invention of the multi-track recorder. However, midway through the documentary clients arrived to finish mixing a track they had been working on with the studio engineer. It was interesting to hear what these artists concerns were, as well as to see and hear one of my mentors’ accommodate them. It was an informative, eventful evening. Things are progressing smoothly with my mentor. I am learning a lot every time I set foot in the door to my mentors studio, and I feel comfortable with asking any questions I might have. Each week I am in the Recording Connection I grow more and more excited."
– Stephanie Sandman, St. Louis, Missouri