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The Recording Connection is an audio engineering school that places maximum emphasis on the real-world application of skills and tangible connections to working industry professionals. Most music production schools only focus on the theoretical side of the craft and completely ignore the realities of the working world.

The Recording Connection in Hawaii takes extra care to ensure that all of our students are prepared to work in the music industry the second they graduate from our music production school. We teach our students Ableton, Logic, and Reason, and we even give you a free copy of Pro Tools when you enroll in classes. We want to maximize your skills so you can be versatile, ready to work in any recording studio in the world.

The Recording Connection knows that industry connections are paramount to your success. You can’t make it in the music world, or any creative field for that matter, without connections. Getting your foot in the door and making those initial connections is the most difficult aspect of any career.

The Recording Connection in Hawaii keeps tuition costs low precisely so that you can focus on the business and creative side of starting a career. We don’t want our students sacrificing potential opportunities because they must work day jobs in order to pay off student loans. Being in a creative industry requires that you take chances. Being in debt requires that you play it safe most of the time. Well, we don’t want our students to play it safe. We want them to roll the dice.

The Recording Connection functions on an apprenticeship (externship) basis. We pair you with a mentor who is a currently working industry professional. As you apprentice (extern) with this person, you learn both how the industry functions and how to succeed within the rapidly changing music industry. You’ll meet people, learn your trade, and cement yourself within the industry. Regardless of where you live in Hawaii, we’ll be there to help you, placing you in a real recording studio near where you live.



Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop / Beat Making Details

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing (externing) under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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 Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified you are showing over 5,000 Producers and Engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an Engineer/Producer.

Audio Certification Details

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Been to a few audio schools but this by far has been the best. Cant beat the hands on. The fact that your in the everyday environment is awesome. I went from apprenticeship to staff. Actually making money. Just graduated the basic audio course and starting the masters.. The school did what they said they would do…and i respect that!!

Kuron Tyrus Recording Connection Student


Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.


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$9,800 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest


$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

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$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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