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The Recording Connection in Ohio is by far the best audio engineering school in the state. We utilize a unique mentorship program designed to introduce an entire new generation of potential audio engineers and producers into the industry. We pair you with a mentor, place you in a real recording studio, and help you gain experience and skills.

We also have a curriculum that establishes a concrete baseline and allows you to learn and experiment in safety. We make sure that you’re well-versed in industry standard programs such as Nmore, Pro Tools, Ableton, and Logic.

We are located throughout Ohio, in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Dayton, Akron and many other cities.  Because we train you in a real recording studio, the Recording Connection can be wherever you are. If we don’t currently have a location near where you live, we’ll open a location there.

The Recording Connection has a simple formula for success: pair the student with a mentor, teach them, help them gain real studio experience, and let them make connections with other working pros. Over seventy-two percent of our students are hired immediately out of the program because we put them in direct contact with the music industry from the very beginning. We are just that good. If you’re not hired right out of the program, we offer Job Placement Assistance for up to an entire year after you graduate. We’re committed to helping you find work.

The music industry runs on connections, and you can’t make those connections without being plugged into the industry.  The Recording Connection in Ohio is your gateway to the music industry, and the connections you make during this program will help you find work and become successful.


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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I am mixing and editing my own songs now and they sound so much better than when I was doing them on my own!

Kathleen Okimura 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

Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

Average Accrued Interest Charges
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