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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.Get Started

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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 Columbia-Jefferson City studio?

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If you’re looking for a way to get a quality audio recording education in the Columbia-Jefferson City area of Missouri, look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION. We’re the only Columbia-Jefferson City Recording School that gets you working as an audio student extern inside an actual Columbia-Jefferson City recording studio, working with the pros while you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. The best way in this area to get started in a career in audio production is by externing in a recording studio in Columbia or Jefferson City–and we’re the school that can make that happen.

Typical recording trade schools can charge anywhere from 20-50 thousand dollars for their programs. Why go to that expense when you can go to recording school in a real recording studio for a fraction of that amount? Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program available.

To APPLY for our Columbia-Jefferson City Recording School, click here.

The cities of Columbia and Jefferson City are located in central Missouri about 30 miles apart from one another. Jefferson City is Missouri’s state capital, while Columbia is home to the University of Missouri. Although this area is not on many people’s radar as a music hotspot, the Columbia-Jefferson City area actually has a vibrant indie music scene, largely centered around the university and heavy on progressive styles such as indie-rock, metal and punk. Roots genres such as blues, jazz, and bluegrass have a presence in the area as well, as celebrated by the annual ‘Roots & Blues & Barbecue’ Festival held in Columbia. Popular live venues such as The Blue Note and Mojo’s regularly host both local and touring acts, and several recording studios are present to accommodate the ongoing needs of the music community.

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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If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you'll find plenty of learning opportunities in the Columbia-Jefferson City area–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't. Our secret is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we bypass the sterile classroom environment by placing you directly in the studio with a working audio professional who is your personal instructor.  You'll get valuable hands-on training on real recording projects, making vital industry connections along the way. Enroll in our Columbia-Jefferson City Recording School today, and discover why over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent work in the recording industry.

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Receive one-on-one hands-on training from the professionals in your industry.
“Today’s training lesson with my mentor started with setting up a drum set to be mic’d up. I mic’d up the drums which totaled 7 tracks. Then my mentor played the drums as I sat in the control room and set the levels. Next I recorded the basic drum tracks, which allowed us to overdub the guitar, bass, and vocals. Every engineer has their own creative way of micing drums, so I got to learn from my mentor, so I decided to use his theory. I recorded my mentor playing the bass, followed by guitar, and finished up with the vocals. The lab was very helpful to me as far as doing everything on my own…To me, this lesson was very helpful for me because of the hands-on training and practice.”
-- Matt Harbert, Columbia, Missouri

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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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