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The New Jersey Recording Connection is one of the most successful and acclaimed audio engineering schools in the country. We operate with a unique blend of cutting edge curriculum and real world mentorship. Recording Connection students are paired with a mentor, placed in a real recording studio, and taught the tricks of the trade on-the-job. That’s more than any other music production school can boast, or even attempt.

The Recording Connection is located in nearly every city in New Jersey, including Edison, Newark, New Brunswick, Trenton, Atlantic City and more. If we’re not in your town, and you want to attend our music production classes, we’ll open a new location, just for you.

Making connections in this industry is critical, so we put a huge emphasis on it. By training you in a real recording studio near where you live, we put you in the right place at the right time so that you can meet the right people. You need to make a name for yourself. You need to showcase your skills and prove that you’re ready to be put into the big game. Because our students enjoy a direct connection with the music industry as apprentices in real recording studios, most of our graduates move straight into employment after they graduate from our audio production school.  We boast a 72% post graduation employment rate, higher than most audio schools in the country.*  And even if you do not move directly into employment after you graduate, we offer a Job Assistance Program that lasts for up to a full year after you complete your studies. We do whatever we can to help you become gainfully employed, one way or another.

The Recording Connection in New Jersey is one of the very few educational institutions that actually cares about the welfare of its students. We go the extra mile to assist you on your journey.

* Job placement statistics represent the percentage of students who graduated between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 and found work related to their studies within six months of their graduation.


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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Then I ended up writing the rest of the song and was able to record the whole song a few days later. I am so excited about it because it sounds pretty good for my first time. I had a great week.

Tommy Hendricks 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


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$61,000 Loan Interest

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$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

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$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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