Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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following audio courses
with us in and around Grand Junction
Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Your Grand Junction, Colorado
Recording School Alternative
If you live in Grand Junction, Colorado and want to go to audio engineering school, the RECORDING CONNECTION is for you! We’re the only school that puts you inside a real Grand Junction recording studio as a working apprentice (extern), where you learn from real industry professionals as you train for a career in 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. You won’t find a better way in Grand Junction, Colorado to launch a career in the music industry than to apprentice inside a real recording studio. The RECORDING CONNECTION is the school that puts you there.
Why spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars or more to sit in a college or trade school classroom, when you can go to audio engineering school on-the-job for far less? Get on the inside, track, learn directly from the pros, and make powerful industry connections as you learn the ropes. Our recording school offers one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to get your start in the music industry.
Located just west of the scenic Grand Mesa along Colorado’s western slope, the city of Grand Junction is home around 55,000 people, anchoring a Grand Valley area population of nearly three times that number. Deriving its name from the merging (junction) of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers, Grand Junction is a crossroads community serving as a main commercial hub for the area of Colorado west of the Continental Divide, as well as a stopping place between Denver and Salt Lake City. While the area’s thriving nearby wineries and peach orchards attract tourists from all over, Grand Junction’s emerging music scene is also drawing a roster great bands and artists, not only with local and regional acts performing in downtown venues, but also with larger acts passing through larger venues like the Avalon Theater.
Keeping step with the active and growing Grand Valley music scene, Grand Junction is home to a number of quality recording studios like Aspen Leaf Recording to service the growing demand for quality recording. If you live in this area and want to break into the music industry, Grand Junction provides plenty of real-world opportunities for you to learn and connect—and the RECORDING CONNECTION can put you in the heart of the action where other schools cannot.
Our secret is the mentor-apprentice training approach. Forget about college or trade school classrooms: you won’t find them in our program. Instead, we’ll place you as a working apprentice (extern) in a real recording studio in Grand Junction to be trained one-on-one by one of the area’s top producer/engineers. This not only helps you learn how the music business REALLY works, but it also plugs you into the industry itself, enabling you to make important industry connections that you could never get in a classroom. Over 70 percent of Recording Connection graduates get hired in the music industry, and you could be next! Enroll in our Grand Junction Audio Engineering School today, and let us get you moving on the path to your dreams.
We get our students jobs.
Of Our Graduates Get
Jobs in the Music Business
Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.Read our student success stories.
The Grand Junction, Colorado Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
The Recording Connection has hundreds of locations across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. This means you can train for an audio engineering career right here in Grand Junction, or nearly anywhere else you choose to live.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Extremely Low Tuition Means Little or No Debt.
There's no point in training for a career in music production only to be buried in student debt when you get out of school. With the Recording Connection, that won't happen to you. We keep our tuition low so you can keep your costs manageable. Most of our students graduate with little or no debt.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn In a Real Recording Studio.
With our alternative training approach, you won't spend a single day in a college or trade school classroom—not one. Instead, you'll be learning the ropes inside a real recording studio.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn from a Real Professional.
Who better to teach you music producing and audio engineering than someone who actually works in the business? To make it in this competitive industry, you don't just need a teacher—you need a mentor. That's how our program works—you'll be learning one-on-one from a real audio engineer or music producer.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Mentors Are Tops.
No kidding: they're the best. We're not just saying that because we like them: we're saying it because it's a reality. Our mentors are real pros—men and women who work with huge artists like Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, Kanye, Foo Fighters and many others. Many of them have Grammy Awards, and even more have Gold and Platinum records on the walls.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We Help You With Job Placement. Really.
If we simply teach you the skills of producing and recording without enabling you to establish a career in this business, we haven't done our job. That's why we have a job assistance program that is second to none, designed to work actively with you to find you work for up to a year after you graduate. Bear in mind, though, this is actually more of a safety net: learning in a real recording studio means a great many of our students get hired without our help. But it's there when you need it.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Pros Like Us. A Lot.
Our on-the-job training program is recommended by some of the top movers and shakers in the music industry. We're known as the school that helps you break into the business, because we've geared our program about how the business works!
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Become an Industry Insider.
While learning the ropes inside a real recording studio, something remarkable happens: you become one of the pack: an insider. You aren't just some kid hanging around the studio who wants to be a producer—you are someone who is known by name. This alone gives you a huge advantage over the unknown graduates of those other schools who are sending in resumes without any prior introduction. When job openings occur, your foot is already in the door.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We try to make sure no one falls through the cracks. If you fall behind on homework or get stuck, we offer free tutoring whenever you need it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Ask anyone in this business and they'll tell you: connections are vital to making it in the music industry. You can be the most talented producer on the planet, but if no one knows you, no one's going to hire you. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages to learning in a real recording studio is that you are spending time in the places where the pros hang out, making lots of connections that can one day help drive your career.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.