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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School HartfordNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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 Hartford studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

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:

Recording Connection has taken the “traditional” model of higher education and made it more efficient, less expensive, and what we feel more closely resembles what really happens in the music-making industry today. Instead of telling you how a recording studio operates, we put you in the middle of one.

In most cases, four-year universities require you to take prerequisite classes, have set schedules, and install pre-determined “lab times” where you finally get to start working on (hopefully) up-to-date gear. You’ll do this for a few years, learn some interesting stuff, and then fend for yourself in the real world.

On the other hand, our Hartford, CT, AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL will place you inside a real-world recording studio with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, perhaps one who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the biz—many of our mentors have, from Justin Bieber to T-Bone Burnett, Beyoncé to AC/DC. With our Academic Facilitators, you’ll set your schedule and shape your syllabus.

We offer six to nine-month programs, set you up with digital audio workstations that are used by music producers around the world, and give you one-on-one time with your mentor, even if they’ve sold millions of records, won Grammys, and work with the biggest names in the music industry.

And we’re always taking new applications. Our classes don’t fill up. We don’t make you wait until next quarter, or fight for the instructor’s attention. It’s you, your mentor, and a HARTFORD, CT, RECORDING STUDIO. Get answers to your questions in the moment instead of scheduling time to see your teacher after class.

You’ll still have required reading, do homework, and take exams—this is an educational institution after all. You’ll be expected to learn the nuts and bolts of music theory, how sound moves through the air, and how our ears take in the music. You’ll just do it all in the studio, not a classroom.

And when the program is over, you’ll have access to our job placement program for up to one year. Over the decades, more than 20,000 of our graduates have gone on to work in the industry. But, let’s be clear: We can’t guarantee you’ll find work after completing our programs. It’s up to you, how hard you work, how responsible you are with the time you spend with us.

But do you want to start your job search after four years of classes or after nine months? Would you rather start making connections in the industry now or after your senior year? Want to start making payments on six-figures of student debt or prefer spending one-tenth of what it costs at conventional college or university schools?

The choice is yours. Now is the time to Amplify Your Life.

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!


Recording Connection is Audio Education Upgraded for 2021.
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10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

Did you know Recording Connection mentors can be found in Hartford, all over Connecticut, and at more than 250 locations around the United States? So why move thousands of miles away to learn about audio engineering and music production? Whether you live in the Frog Hollow, Asylum Hill, or Behind The Rocks neighborhoods, you’re not too far from a world-class education. However, we understand “life” happens. As 2020 showed us, even the shortest commutes can become problematic. Even before the whole world shut down, Recording Connection had been offering remote learning opportunities to give students as much access as possible. Those who want to learn audio engineering and music production from the inside can do so with us, even if they weren’t technically in the studio. Interested in learning from a well-respected producer in L.A., Chicago, or Miami? With our virtual learning, you can! Geography is no longer a reason to keep you from taking those first few steps towards building a career in the music industry.

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Amplified Music Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

With the Hartford, CT Recording Connection, you’ll learn the physical and psychological properties of making music. You’ll do it in less time for less money. And you’ll be getting one-on-one mentoring from an industrial insider to help build an unshakeable foundation. But that’s only one side of the process. What we really want, what your mentor wants, is to help you find a job in the music business. And when it comes to the music industry, or any creative business, who you know is just as important as what you know. And that’s what we offer: We bring the “who” to you. Your mentor. The artists they work with. Other audio engineers, music producers, and other professionals working in music. Everyone that comes through those studio doors is a potential employer or client. Every day is an interview, the portfolio you’re building is a resume. These aren’t “guest speakers,” they’re real people making a living in the real world. And while we bring them in, it’s up to you to make the most of it. Are you learning when to step forward and when to hang back? How to talk to the talent? How to set up a studio for a session? Basically, how to act like you belong there. We’ll give you the tools, but you need to learn how to use them. We can’t give you drive or determination - that comes from within. It’s a lot of hard work, long hours, and those glamorous sessions can be few and far between. Do you have what it takes to do what you need to do to make it? Our students are often hired by the very mentors they work with, find work with other studios, or even open their own studios. They made themselves indispensable, invaluable to their mentors and their clients. We didn’t give them those jobs. We gave them the opportunities to earn those jobs. What will you earn?

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

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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Recording Connection is Audio Education Upgraded for 2021.
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Here's what Former Hartford Students have to Say About Recording Connection

Really love this program, it really fits my lifestyle. My mentor really does a great job teaching and letting us experience hands on in the studio environment. My academic Fascillitator Sam zulfer has done an awesome job helping me apply what I learn in ...

Lalique Coss in Manchester, Connecticut

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