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Why learn audio or music production from an instructor on a campus when you can learn from a pro in his or her Arlington studio?

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When it comes to learning audio engineering and music production in Arlington, Virginia, the RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio school alternative puts you inside a real Arlington recording studio as a studio student extern, instructed by real professionals as you learn your choice of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Arlington, there’s no better way to get started in the music industry than to extern inside a real recording studio. The RECORDING CONNECTION gets your foot in the door.

Learning audio engineering in a conventional college or trade school classroom can cost up to 50 thousand dollars, sometimes even more. Why go to that expense when you could learn more effectively in a real recording studio for far less? Play it smart and learn from the professionals in a real-world environment, making important industry connections as you go. Our recording school alternative offers one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to get started in the music recording industry.

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Located just west of Washington, DC across the Potomac River, the county of Arlington, Virginia is home to over 200,000 people and is considered one of the primary suburbs of the DC area. Probably best known for its connections to the federal government (home to The Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery), Arlington is also connected to the acclaimed music scene of DC, known for its jazz, punk, hip-hop, R&B, and even its own brand of funk (known as “go-go”).  The internationally known Birchmere Music Hall is located in Arlington. Noted musicians and bands with ties to this area include Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Ginuwine, and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

If you live in or near Arlington and are pursuing a career as an audio engineer or music producer, there’s no reason to relocate to get involved with the music industry—there’s plenty of activity right here in Arlington in the DC-area, and with our mentor/extern learning approach, the RECORDING CONNECTION can put you in the heart of the action by pairing you with one of Arlington’s top producers to be trained on-the-job in a real recording studio. As you learn the ropes through one-on-one instruction and sitting in on real recording sessions, you’ll also make plenty of connections that frequently lead to future work. In fact, many of our graduates get hired in the music industry, and you could be next! Enroll in our Arlington Music Production School alternative today, and discover what we can do for your career.

How are we different than other professional audio engineering schools?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio.Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Your hands-on learn-by-doing experience starts here!

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Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision-makers at major EDM labels.

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Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

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 in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

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Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. 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.

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Music Producing

20 Weeks

Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

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Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

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Arlington Recording Connection Audio Institute

2701 South Oakland Street
Arlington, VA 22206
(571) 317-0065

Arlington Recording Connection Audio Institute

9293 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, VA 22015
(571) 234-6150

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13505 Dulles Technology Dr. Ste 2
Herndon, VA 20171
(571) 266-0280

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