Recording Connection: Letter: Oak Grove Recording
Oak Grove Recording
65 Clinton Street
Malden, MA 02148-2604
I felt compelled to write you this letter. As you may know I am musician, writer, producer and audio engineer. Forgive me for beating my chest but if I don't tell you, you won't know. I've taught folks how to play and sing and arrange and arrange and engineer for many years, as well as performing and recording professionally myself. I've done this on my own and for other organizations and schools.
A couple of years ago I was contacted by Music Connection to be a part of their mentoring program. Having just had a less-than-delightful experience with another school [that went out of business by the way], I was hesitant. Besides, my plate tends to be full most of the time. Jimi sent me a copy of the curriculum and I was so impressed I decided to give it a try. I was familiar with the textbook [it's the best in the business] and the material is easy to understand by the novice.
A lot of the students I've worked with have already dabbled with recording or are musicians, but a few are stone cold beginners. The course is so well laid out that I am able to tailor it to the needs of the individual, rather than having students plod through it and learn things by rote. We've had a high success rate of graduates finding employment as well. Some have gone into pro audio, some into live performance situations. Two of my students have even opened their own recording studios. Some full time, some part time but the point is, they are all given the tools, knowledge and experience necessary to pursue a career if they're motivated to do so.
I couldn't be happier with the friendly and professional relationship that has developed between my company, Oak Grove Recording, and the Music Connection. Jimi is a man of his word and everyone I have dealt with in the company has a similar code of ethics.
I'm looking forward to many years of business with them, and I give them my highest recommendation. If you are serious about getting into this end of the industry, you just can't find a better place to start.