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 Long Beach
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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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures
Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.
Your Long Beach, California
Recording School Alternative
If you live in Long Beach and want to train as a music producer or audio engineer, look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the audio engineering school that gets you inside a real Long Beach recording studio as a student apprentice (extern). Work alongside actual working professionals as you learn your choice of mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), club DJ and post production audio. One of the smartest ways to launch a music industry career in Long Beach is to learn on-the-job in a real Long Beach recording studio. We are the school that puts you there.
Music school can cost 50 thousand dollars or more, but you can learn the skills you need in a real recording studio for much less! Get your training on-the-job from real professionals, and discover how the business really works as you make lots of connections. Our audio engineering school offers an extremely affordable and efficient way to get started in your audio engineering career.
Located on the south side of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area, Long Beach lies about 20 miles south of downtown L.A., home to almost half a million people. Widely known for its beaches, sailing and aquatic sports, Long Beach also supports its own highly active music scene, even while remaining in close proximity to one of the most famous music scenes in the world. Embracing a wide range of genres and cultures, Long Beach houses its own opera company and symphony orchestra, and its nightlife scene offers a diverse array of live music in genres that include jazz, Latin, electro-dance, rock and much more. Notable bands and artists with connections to Long Beach include Snoop Dogg, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Warren G, Frank Ocean, and the late Nat King Cole, to name a few.
Long Beach offers plenty of real opportunities for you if you plan to become a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer. With the help of the RECORDING CONNECTION, one of Long Beach’s high-quality recording studios could become your personal classroom. Our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach enables you to learn the skills you need, on-the-job, under the personal guidance of the mentor. Not only will you learn real-world skills as you work on real recording sessions, but you’ll also get the opportunity to connect with many industry pros that you’d never meet in a classroom. Enroll in our Long Beach Music Production School today, and discover why over 70 percent of our graduates get hired.
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 Long Beach, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
Lots of Locations.
The Recording Connection trains students in hundreds of locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK, including locations in Long Beach and throughout SoCal. This means you can learn audio engineering and music production near where you live, without having to relocate.
Hundreds of locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Stay Out of Debt With Low Tuition.
Make no mistake: crushing student debt has the potential to kill your career before it starts. With our low tuition, that won't happen to you. Our affordable rates mean you can graduate with little or no debt.
Low tuition, no hidden charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
At the Recording Connection, we don't see the point of training you in a classroom because you won't be producing music in a classroom! Instead, we'll train you in a real recording studio, where you'll learn how the industry really works.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
One-on-One Training With a Mentor.
We believe the best way to train you in the recording arts is through one-on-one instruction with someone who does it for a living. That's why we pair you with a real producer/engineer who will become your personal mentor.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Mentors Are Industry-Recognized.
Our mentors are highly successful producers and engineers who have worked with many of your favorite bands and artists. Don't be surprised to find Gold and Platinum Records hanging on the walls of your mentor's studio.
Learn from true industry professionals. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Actual Job Placement Assistance.
Many of our students are hired by their mentors, or through connection they made while learning on-the-job. But if no positions are available when you graduate, there's no need to worry. We'll work closely with you to help you find work through our job assistance program.
We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our School Is Recommended By the Pros.
We've received endorsements from some of the top producers, engineers and artists in the busienss. We're known as the school that breaks people into the music industry.
Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Get On the Inside Track.
Becoming an "insider" is half the battle to breaking into the business. With our on-the-job training approach, you're on the inside from the very beginning of your training, which means you're not just learning the skills—you're forming relationships and becoming part of the industry.
Get on the inside track. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Stuck on an assignment? Need advice on a project? The Recording Connection offers free tutoring to all our students who need it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
No matter how well you master the skills of recording, producing and mixing, you won't go anywhere in this business without connections. The great news is that by putting you in the middle of the action, you're in a prime place to make lots of connections that can lead to future work. Play your cards right, and you may never have to beg for a job.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.