The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Baltimore

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.

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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 Baltimore studio?


Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why: 

You’re already familiar with how educational institutions operate. Taking prerequisites before being allowed to take the classes you really want. Signing up for labs once or twice a week for actual hands-on learning. Getting lost in the shuffle along with other students when you need some facetime with the instructor.

They may work for other “traditional” careers, but it didn’t make a lot of sense to us. For more than three decades, the Recording Connection has been flipping the script when it comes to BALTIMORE AUDIO ENGINEERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS. Why take classes that mean nothing to you? Why sit in classes full of other students and listen to lectures when doing it yourself makes so much more sense? Why not get your hands dirty from day one?

Recording Connection takes you out of the classroom and puts you in a professional BALTIMORE RECORDING STUDIO. We’ve replaced the professor with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER and give you hours of one-on-one time, five days a week. The curriculum can be customized around what you want, not a rehashed syllabus from years ago, it’s a guide that makes learning fun and enables you to bring your passion to the assignments right from the start.

And we do audio education in less time and for less money than so many of those “name” universities. Our programs last from six to nine months. Our enrollment fees are just a fraction of those four-year schools. Instead of buying a bag full of books, we give you an eBook that you can access right from your phone or computer.

The music industry isn’t like those other traditional jobs. And the Recording Connection isn’t like those other traditional four-year universities. In a creative industry, technology changes, gear changes, processes change. Why not go with the school that changed how audio engineering and music production was taught?

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!

Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

When Covid-19 hit the U.S. at the start of 2020, the country shut down almost immediately. Flights were canceled, sports ceased to exist, and schools had to scramble to figure out how to reach their students. However, the Recording Connection already had the infrastructure in place to keep their students and mentors on-track - and safe.

For decades we’ve been offering remote-learning options for those who found themselves just a little too far away to attend our programs in person. In fact, if you live in Baltimore, but want to study with an audio engineer in Miami or music producer in L.A., we can make that happen. How many AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS IN BALTIMORE are able to say that?

During this new normal, The BALTIMORE RECORDING CONNECTION will provide you with digital audio workstations, e-books, and all the online access to their mentors they need. All you need to do is have a fast, powerful-enough computer and reliable internet access. How many of those other traditional schools will do that for you?

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The programs you want, the schedule you need, and the instruction you deserve are what the Baltimore Recording Connection offers to its students. But our audio engineering and music production programs offer much more than that. As you expand your knowledge base and gain experience, there’s one more aspect you should consider.

Opportunity. Just how many industry insiders do you expect to come walking into your university classroom to sit in on a couple of sessions with you and your instructor? We can’t guarantee you’ll have a session with Kanye West, but you will be working with artists on a regular basis.

Remember, first and foremost, this is a real-world studio. Our Baltimore mentors are working professionals in the music business. You’ll be introduced to a variety of acts, using state of the art gear, and meeting other industry insiders. How will you want to be remembered?

Each and every session is a chance for someone to remember your name when they need an audio engineer or music producer. But our mentors can’t do that for you. If this is what you want to do with your life, it’s up to you to put in the work and make yourself indispensable.

These opportunities aren’t always going to be gift-wrapped for you. Doesn’t it make sense to take advantage of the times when they are?

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Baltimore Music Programs

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.

Audio Engineering School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Advanced Audio Engineering School

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.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.

Live Sound Engineer School

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

DJ School

Immersive Audio Production and Music Workshops

Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.

Post Production Audio School

Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those 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. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.

Learn from Legends Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, 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 Production Certification

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Contact the Baltimore
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Bethesda Recording Connection Audio Institute

7718 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

(240) 630-5140

Email: [email protected]

Our "Near Me" Baltimore Campus Locations
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near Baltimore.

  • Federal Hill
  • Otterbein
  • Guilford
  • Hampden
  • Wyman Park
  • Charles Village
  • Waverly
  • Canton
  • Brewers Hill
  • Mt. Washington
  • Wyndhurst
  • Uptown
  • Oldtown
  • Berea
  • Riverside
  • Waltherson
  • Frankford
  • Woodberry
  • Lauraville
  • Cherry Hill
  • Allendale
  • Woodlawn
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Lansdowne

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