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Music Scene in Grand Junction

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 audio and music school alternative that puts you inside a real Grand Junction recording studio as a working 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. Launch a career in the music industry in Junction, Colorado as an extern inside a real recording studio. The RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio school alternative 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.

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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 typical schools cannot.

Our secret is the mentor-extern 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 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 alternative today, and let us get you moving on the path to your dreams.

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Certificate 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 Details

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 Details

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 / Beat Making Details

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 Details

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 Details

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.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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 Producing Details

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 Details

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.

Live DJ Details


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 for Film and TV Details

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.

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Our "Near Me" Grand Junction Campus Locations

Learn in a recording studio in or near Grand Junction.

  • Appleton
  • Lakeside
  • Orchard
  • Teller Arms
  • Eastbury
  • Columbine Park
  • Redlands
  • Fruita
  • Panorama
  • Heatheridge Estates
  • Valley Vista
  • Wilson Ranch
  • Blue Heron Meadow
  • Fruitvale
  • Clifton
  • Palisade
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An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.


Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.


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Affordable Music Producing School Tuition
$12,200 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest


$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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About Our Audio School Alternative in Grand Junction

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Four Ways to Take the Next Step

We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:

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Meet our Mentors

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Josh Denhardt Grand Junction Music Producer

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Josh Denhardt Grand Junction Music Producer


Josh Denhardt is a music producer, audio engineer, and instructor based in Denver, Colorado. A longtime EDM DJ for more than 10 years, Josh decided to follow his passion for music and changed course from college dropout and self-described “ski bum” to being a highly sought after musical powerhouse with a skillset that ranges from live sound and recording to producing and mixing for numerous well-known musical acts and artists including a recently completed project with Grammy nominated P. J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project.

As an Ableton and Pro Tools mentor with a hands-on approach, Josh Denhardt takes tremendous pride in helping various artists and aspiring music producers build their studio chops, musicianship, and professional know-how.

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RRFC Graduate
DJ of 10+ years
First solo EDM LP to be released end of August 2017
Produced “The Chase ft BX” to be released end of August 2017
Working with grammy nominated Engineer PJ Olsson of Alan Parsons Project at new destination studio Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park
CO Fall 2017

Tim Bassett Grand Junction Engineer / Producer

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Tim Bassett Grand Junction Engineer / Producer

Andrew Pulley Grand Junction Engineer / Producer

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Andrew Pulley Grand Junction Engineer / Producer


HELLO, I’M ANDREW. I LOVE TAKING MUSICAL DREAMS AND TURNING THEM INTO RECORDED REALITY.I am a producer, arranger, and keyboardist in the greater Salt Lake and Utah Valley areas.

I love working with people with big visions. It’s my personal goal to take those visions, and bring them into the real world in creative and practical ways.

I’ve been playing keys professionally since I was 16 years old. I picked up production and arrangement before I was 18. I’ve since produced dozens of broadway musicals, albums, music for film and television, and YouTube videos for some of the largest names in the industry.

My strength is my versatility. I can visualize completed productions in their infancy. I’m highly proficient in Pro Tools, and can mix, edit, arrange, perform, or guide performers up to and beyond industry standards. If you have a project in need of such vision, give me a holler. I’d be glad to help you out!

I began to learn of my creative abilities when I begin playing the piano by ear at the age of 13. At age 16, when I joined into a professional regional touring band, I dove head first into any and every project I could get my hands on, from website design, to music production, to booking. I attended college at Utah Valley University where I studied music and business. When I opened Sapphire Studios in 2010, I produced for several artists, including the venerable Lindsey Stirling, Donny and Marie Osmond and Merrill Osmond. I now produce music and manage the development of software for Right on Cue Services.

Today, I live my life to the best of my ability in service of others, not least of which is my beautiful and loving wife. I have a fierce love of the outdoors. I am a mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, marksman, scuba diver, photographer, and musician.

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Pete deBoer Grand Junction Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

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Pete deBoer Grand Junction Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner


Award Winning Recording Engineer, Record Producer, Recording Studio Owner Pete deBoer is dedicated to bringing artistry and technology together to create the ultimate recording experience for his clients.

A Musician from the age of 6, Pete moved to New York City in 1998 to attend the Institute of Audio Research. Pete started his career working at several prominent NYC recording studios (The Magic Shop, Electric Lady, The Hit Factory, Avatar, Sear Sound, etc.). He learned hands-on from some of the best producers and engineers in the business including mentor Ron Saint Germain (Tool, Soundgarden, 311, Jimi Hendrix, Creed, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger)

Over 20 years experience and a masters understanding of analog and digital recording technology have led to an eclectic catalogue of credits spanning across all genres. Pete deBoer is an expert in his field and pursues excellence in whatever part he plays in the creative process of music production, engineering and mixing.

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Norah Jones
Living Colour
Brand New
Crash Test Dummies
Rufus Wainright
Glen Hansard
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
Scott Stapp
DMC (including performances by Elliot Easton
Joey Kramer and Josh Todd)
The Exit
Kim Taylor

Shane Anderson Grand Junction Producer

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Shane Anderson Grand Junction Producer


Shane Anderson is a seasoned music industry veteran. With over 20+ years in the music industry Shane has vast experience in production, recording, mixing and mastering as well as the ins and outs of the music business. Shane began his musical career in his early teens as a demo vocalist for labels and also as a sound engineer for the MUZAK corporation. At age 18 he opened his first studio location in Honolulu, HI called “Unique Studios” and oversaw the daily operations of the recording studio as well as landing several indie label deals and distribution agreements while in Hawaii working with local talent. In 2009 Shane released a solo album titled “Dangerous”. This album took off online primarily on MYSPACE and gained much success with over 2.5 Million plays worldwide landing him on BILLBOARD NEWSWIRE and ultimately landing him several placements on TV shows to include “The Kardashians” “MTV” “E- Networks” and Oxygen to name a few.

Shane moved down to Los Angeles 2010 where he formed with his long-time high school friend a production company called “The Go Gettas” where he continued to build on his credits and catalog working with artist who have been on American Idol, X Factor, Dancing with The Stars and Disney to name a few. After landing multiple placements in Film/TV Shane relocated to the Sacramento area in 2016 to build on Unique Recording Studios and help bridge the gap between artist and the industry.

Shane runs Unique Recording Studios as a production label, distribution company and recording studio for artist to create and focus on their art. Unique Recording Studios has also newly launched an exciting new venture at URS called “The Collective” which will allow producers, engineers, songwriters and artist to collaborate in house at Unique Recording Studios to work together to create music and promote building a large collaborative catalog of music to submit to labels, publishers, music supervisors and overall decision makers in the music industry. This will provide a great opportunity for students who complete their coursework at the recording connection.


Unique Recording Studios

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Spike TV
The Kardashians
The Fosters
Taking the Stage
Washington Heights
Bad Girls Club
Make a Wish Foundation
The Truth
Michael Lynche
Mark Ballas
Stephanie Scott
Alex Mauricio
Amara Jean
AJ Green
Missy Crissy
Grasu XXL
Maria Cozette

Zack Phillips Grand Junction Mentor

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Zack Phillips Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Zack Phillips or one of our mentors in the Bay Area.

Discovering his love of music while growing up in New York City in the ‘80s, Zack Phillips’ approach to music is “part science, part mysticism.” Gaining experience as a DJ and live sound engineer, Phillips received a formal education in audio engineering.

From there, Phillips honed his craft working at several studios before finally establishing his own studio: FreqLab Recording. In addition to recording, editing, mixing, and production, Phillips also works on developing the artists he works with, exploring innovative and inventive ways of engineering audio. Phillips has worked with a wide range of artists, including Talib Kweli, The Kooks, and Blue Hawaii.

You’ll be working in a state-of-the-art facility renovated by Phillips himself. While he made sure to design the studio to get the most out of the space, he also wanted to make it as comfortable as possible for engineers and artists alike.

If you study at the San Francisco Recording Connection, you’ll be working with people as passionate about music as you are. Up and comers, established stars, and other entertainment entities such as Comedy Central or Electronic Arts. But you won’t be watching TV or playing video games – you’ll be coming to work hard every day.

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Donny Baker Grand Junction Mentor

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Donny Baker Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker or one of our mentors in the greater LA area.

Donny Baker, Studio Manager and Lead Tech at ES Studios in Burbank, is able to summarize his job as the Recording Connection Burbank, CA, mentor in a single sentence:

“We help with the weaknesses and push towards the strengths.”

It’s a simple concept, but takes a lot of work to see through to the end. Baker has spent most of his adult life in the music business, touring as an engineer for nearly 13 years before finding a home in the studio.

Baker has been with ES Studios since 2003, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Recording Connection program. He believes in the proven time-tested approach of learning hands-on within the studio environment. Sure there are books (an eBook, actually), quizzes, exercises, and tests. Oftentimes though, Baker likes to start with the student, see where their curiosity is leading them.

Sometimes Baker just wants to see what the student has to offer.

“It’s a guideline,” Baker said of the Burbank audio engineering Recording Connection course. “It’s used as a way to get from point A to Point Z. We can take a student who knows nothing about recording or doesn’t know much about computers and we can make that person an engineer.”

The one-on-one mentoring, the hanging out and talking, and the personal attention Baker gives to his students are why he has been such a successful mentor for us. He finds out where the student wants to go and he guides the program in that direction.


Video: What to expect with Donny Baker
Helping students find their place
NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker on what it takes to make it in recording
JoAnn Bush, owner of ES Audio in Los Angeles

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Steve Catizone Grand Junction Mentor

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Steve Catizone Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Steve Catizone or one of our mentors in the greater Boston area.

Steve Catizone at Infinite Music in Charlestown has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry across several genres. U2 and Justin Bieber, Billy Crystal and Bob Saget, and Disney and M-Audio. And while he knows his way around a studio, knowing your way around a client is just as important.

Every recording professional had their first gig at some point. The adrenaline gets pumping, you could be working with a star, and you might start overcompensating.


“Don’t be too opinionated when you’re talking to the clients,” Catizone said. “Just sort of listen and absorb. See what the climate in the room is, and make sure that if you do say something, it’s tactful.”

And relax. You could be a master of your craft, but if you don’t have a good repertoire with your clients, no one will want to work with you. Learn how to read the room, develop solid relationships, and remember it’s a collaborative effort. The “hang-ability” will follow.

“If people enjoy having you in the room, it’s a big thing,” Catizone said. “A lot of that comes down to personality and basically just being a positive force in the room, and being creative, and knowing when to offer up ideas and how to tactfully do so, and knowing when to not be the guy ‘doing your job’ but just being cool to hang around with.”

This is the advantage of the Charlestown Recording Connection programs. Yes, you’ll learn the technical side of the recording industry, but you’ll also learn how to handle yourself while in the studio. We believe the one-on-one time with a professional mentor gives you a complete picture of the business.

That’s what sets us apart from the traditional method of learning. The sights, smells, and sounds of a real studio can’t be matched in a classroom.


Recording Connection mentor Steve Catizone on creating opportunities for his students
Recording Connection mentor Steve Catizone talks studio etiquette

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Bernard Johnson Grand Junction Mentor

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Bernard Johnson Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Bernard Johnson or one of our mentors in the greater San Diego area.

Bernard Johnson didn’t follow the usual path to becoming a Recording Connection mentor in El Cajon, Ca. He discovered a love of mass media as a 14-year-old, entering a certification program to find out how it all came together.

After finishing the program, he began co-producing a top-ten music show in Detroit and received an award for exemplary airwave checks from the Michigan Broadcast Association. Then his career took a turn: Johnson entered the military.

After a 20-year career in the military, often leading departments with 90 people, Johnson returned to what he loved as a teenager, earning a masters in audio production. While the military can be quite regimented, Johnson was attracted to the freeform method of instruction that Recording Connection offered students. As he knows better than most, the standard course isn’t always the best course.

“When I saw (Recording Connection) model, I was like, ‘Wow, this is it. I love it.’” Johnson said. “And it allows students to have the opportunity not to feel cemented to something like, ‘This is what you need to do, this is the direction and the route you need to do it.’”

The Recording Connection Program gives you access to a professional engineer, fully-functioning studio, and hands-on education, it could also earn you a career. The Noize Factory is a perfect example of that: Johnson hired one of his former students (Efrain Matias) as a staff engineer.

But you have to work for it. Recording Connection students must be willing to put in the time, effort, and focus to get the most out of it. Johnson expects nothing less.

“I do want to say commitment, passion, perseverance, and finishing until the end,” Johnson said. “They’re not just doing something for money or just doing it ‘just because.’ They’re literally passionate about it.”


Recording Connection mentor Bernard ‘IQue’ Johnson Shares His Smarts & Hires from Within!
Recording Connection grad Goes to NAMM, Gets Hired, Gets Going in Audio!

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Joey Heier Grand Junction Mentor

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Joey Heier Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Joey Heier or one of our mentors in the New Brunswick area.

Audio engineer and studio owner Joey Heier has been in the business of making music for decades. With a client list that includes names like Christina Aguilera, B.o.B., Jill Scott, and Dru Hill, Joey knows what it takes to work in music. Furthermore, he has a zeal for sharing his passion for audio with newcomers.

So much so, that he’s gotten the nickname “Uncle Joey” from our students. He maintains contact with literally dozens of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to build great careers in the music industry.

We recently asked Joey Heier why he loves mentoring for Recording Connection. Here’s what he said:

“It’s a tremendous passion for me. I enjoy doing this so much. I have a style that I believe in. I talk with my students about a textbook answer that they’re probably going to forget immediately, and then give them an ‘Uncle Joe’ definition that’s two or three words that they’re going to remember immediately. Then they’re going to understand what the textbook definition is by hearing it in a simpler fashion.

“I have great kids that come in and really, really want to do this… I have an outstanding job, and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t do it with a smile. And that doesn’t happen with every kid, naturally—it really depends if they want to do it. But if they want to do it, I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach, and I think that’s why it works well for me.”


NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Joey (“Uncle Joe”) Heier talks about the importance of hands-on training and his passion for teaching

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Aaron R. Reppert Grand Junction Mentor

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Aaron R. Reppert Grand Junction Mentor


Learn from Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert or one of our mentors in the greater St. Louis area.

Originally founded in 2000 by Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert, TravSonic Sound & Media has grown a lot since its early, humble beginnings. TravSonic Mobile, established in 2009, caters to a number of high profile clients in music, technology, the arts, and the corporate world. The thriving company offers a range of remote recording technologies and services for seminar, concerts, festivals, and events.

Today, TravSonic Sound & Media is an award-winning, full-service media production company serving clients from its Nashville and Overland offices.

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Josh Denhardt


Josh Denhardt is a music producer, audio engineer, and instructor based in Denver, Colorado. A longtime EDM DJ for more than 10 years, Josh decided to follow his passion for music and changed course from college dropout and self-described “ski bum” to being a highly sought after musical powerhouse with a skillset that ranges from live sound and recording to producing and mixing for numerous well-known musical acts and artists including a recently completed project with Grammy nominated P. J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project.

As an Ableton and Pro Tools mentor with a hands-on approach, Josh Denhardt takes tremendous pride in helping various artists and aspiring music producers build their studio chops, musicianship, and professional know-how.


RRFC Graduate
DJ of 10+ years
First solo EDM LP to be released end of August 2017
Produced “The Chase ft BX” to be released end of August 2017
Working with grammy nominated Engineer PJ Olsson of Alan Parsons Project at new destination studio Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park
CO Fall 2017

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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

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Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Grand Junction

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative


Located Everywhere.

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.


Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the Recording Connection.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you’ll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.

Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. 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 ordinary 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.


Free Tutoring.

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 private 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.