The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Toronto

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
 
Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.

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Why learn audio or music production from an instructor on a campus when you can learn from a pro in his or her Toronto studio?

ON LOCATION, OR REMOTE

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

With a population of more than 6 million people, one of the busiest airports in the world, once the third largest film and television capital in the world, Recording Connection is on the ground of this international hub of entertainment.

Although there are many TORONTO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS to choose from, we feel our programs offer something just a little bit different. Instead of putting you in a classroom, we immerse you in a real-world recording studio environment. Instead of sharing the attention of a teacher, you’ll work one-on-one with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER.

Instead of a pre-determined syllabus that’s been rehashed year after year, our mentors craft a curriculum based on what you need as well as what the music industry needs right now, not a decade ago. No prerequisites, no references, no musical background? No worries. All you really need to take part in our 6-9 month programs is a desire to learn, the determination to put in the work, and the drive to see it all the way to the end.

Certainly, there are aspects of the TORONTO AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION Program that might make you think of traditional schools. This includes the eBook full of valuable instruction and information, tests, and work you do on your own time. Remember – this isn’t playtime.

Our mentors are industry professionals working in PROFESSIONAL TORONTO RECORDING STUDIOS. You’ll learn how to work with the artists, sit in on sessions, and maybe even take control of your own session. But this won’t happen if you play on your phone the whole time.

You have to want it. We’ll give you a solid base, but what you build on top of that is up to you. When the program is over, and another producer asks your mentor for some new blood, are they going to say your name? When your mentor thinks of you, what will they remember?



How are we different than other music education courses?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio. Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Your hands-on learn-by-doing experience starts here!


Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
 
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future in the Audio Production Business

As we said before, Toronto has a lot to offer its citizens, including a variety of places to learn audio engineering and music production. But when everyday norms are disrupted by a worldwide pandemic, how many will be able to stay open? How many will be able to continue to give you an education?

That hasn’t been an issue for Recording Connection. Over the past three decades, we’ve been building our mentor base to allow students from all over Canada and the U.S. to learn the music business from the inside of the industry. But we also designed our programs to be taken from inside your home.

For years, we’ve been offering externs the choice of remote learning. If you have a fast enough computer and internet access, you can work with any of our mentors. Whether it’s a Toronto music producer you really admire, a Memphis audio engineer with bluesy roots, or a hard-rocking audio engineer in L.A., you can train with any of them, all from the safety and comfort of your home.

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We have a high job placement rate.

 

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios


 

Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.



We're here to help.

We have a
high job placement rate.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...


OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 755-7597

We're here to help.

Immersive Music Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



The objective of the TORONTO RECORDING CONNECTION is to give you a foundation on which to build a career. We can teach you the digital audio workstation, we can show you how to set up the mics, we can help you set up a studio for a recording session. But perhaps the most important thing we can give you is an introduction to other music makers.

Networking. Connections. Getting your name out there. The artists that use our studios also have eyes and ears. They can tell when you know what you’re doing and when you don’t. If they need an engineer to travel with the band for six months and they think of you, what will they remember?

Everything you do, from getting someone a bottle of water to mixing and mastering a track like a pro, will be remembered. Just like not showing up on time or leaving behind a trail of broken promises. What do you think leaves a better impression?

It’s a simple equation. You can travel thousands of miles to train in another country, attend a four-year school, and be shown the door with a pretty piece of paper. Or, you can work your butt off, build a portfolio, improve your brand, and maybe even a job waiting for you after nine months. What makes more sense?

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Toronto Music Programs

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Audio Engineering School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Advanced Audio Engineering School

Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.

Live Sound Engineer School

Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

DJ School

Our Approach to Education

We are not like other audio or trade schools. We don’t waste your time in classrooms. This is the world of audio. Everything you need to know should be taught in the real world. We are unique, bold, out-of-the-box thinkers; and after over 3 decades service — we have the formula that works:

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
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A Recipe for
Success!

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
+
Meaningful Industry Connections
+
Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
=

A Recipe for
Success!

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

Real studio education. Real studio connections.

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Contact the Toronto
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Toronto Recording Connection Audio Institute

3425 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6S 2S4

(647) 953-2820

Toronto Recording Connection Audio Institute

100 King Street West Suite 5700
Toronto, ON M5X 1C7

(647) 931-7790


Email: [email protected]