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Recording Connection mentor Chad Zuchegno on Becoming at ‘Fixture’ in the Studio

Spend a few minutes talking with Recording Connection mentor Chad Zuchegno, and it’s quickly apparent that 15 years in the business hasn’t curbed his passion for music. “Everyday I wake up, I’m like, ‘Thank...

Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker: Helping Students Find Where They Belong

From a certain point of view, Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker is the least likely person you might expect to be a successful music industry pro. For one thing, coming from a family of...

Recording Connection graduate Paul Raymond turns Externship into Full-Time Job

When it comes to his opinion on classroom education, Recording Connection graduate Paul Raymond pulls no punches. “I hated school,” he admits. “I went to first grade at a public school, and then I...

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Recording Connection mentor Frenchie Smith on his Journey to Success & Opening Doors for Others

The story of Grammy-nominated producer/engineer and Recording Connection mentor Chris “Frenchie” Smith is in many ways the ultimate lesson in what can go right in the music industry—from the unique way he got into...

Recording Connection student Esther Friesen Expands her Engineering Skills

How does a small-town West Texas girl with no prior studio experience go from playing guitar in church to tracking sessions in a pro-level recording studio? For Recording Connection student Esther Friesen, it was...