The Recording Connection
Externship Miami

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
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.

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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 Miami studio?


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:

Even in sun-soaked Miami, the traditional way those four-year universities want to teach you can be a little… stuffy. They say you need prerequisites, they say you need a certain GPA, they say you need to be in the classroom by 8 a.m.

But what they don’t tell you is learning to become an audio engineer or music producer isn’t like learning to become an accountant, project manager, or scientist. That’s why The Recording Connection started a MIAMI ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION Program.

You’ll spend nine months with us, our mentors will build the curriculum around your needs, and even allow you to help set your schedule. After all, working in a recording studio isn’t like working in a bank. And that’s what we offer: We’ll put you in a one-on-one situation with a mentor, a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, in their real-world recording studio.

And just how many MIAMI AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS will do that for you? That’s why we feel our programs offer something just a little bit more than those traditional educational opportunities. No prerequisites, no six-figure debts, and no jockeying with other students for time with the instructor.

All you really need is a desire to learn, the determination to put in the work, and the drive to see it all the way to the end. That’s important – this isn’t a hobby for you, and it certainly isn’t playtime for our mentors. These are industry professionals working in PROFESSIONAL MIAMI RECORDING STUDIOS.

How are we different than other music colleges?

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!

Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Business Professional

Miami is one of THE international party spots. Great weather, a hub of entertainment, it’s where the rich and famous go to play. As such, you’re bound to find more than a few MIAMI AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS to choose from. But how many are able to handle it when the party's over?

As the Covid-19 pandemic showed us, it doesn’t take long for a worldwide shutdown to occur. But the MIAMI RECORDING CONNECTION was ready for it. For decades we’ve been offering remote audio engineering, music production, digital audio workstation, and live music programs.

No matter if you want to learn those Latin beats in the heart of Miami, hard-rockin riffs in Detroit, or the hip hop bass of New York or L.A. - The Recording Connection has you covered. Instead of moving for the music program of your choice, we bring your choice to you.

Does Building Connections and a Career in the Music Industry Sound Too Good To Be True?  
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We can’t speak to what universities hope you achieve during those four years of enrollment. But the MIAMI RECORDING CONNECTION can say what you’ll have after one of our six or nine month programs. A solid base of music theory and technical skill, months of experience working in a real world Miami recording studio alongside an experienced music producer, and a portfolio of work to show any prospective clients or future employers.

In fact, when you work with us, you may have those future clients and employers already in your phone in less than a year. Because our mentors are working in the industry today, every day, they’re working with today’s artists. They could be an up-and-coming rapper, a regional indie act, or a chart topping megastar.

And if you put in the work, act professionally, and leave a good impression, they’ll remember. When other studio owners or music professionals ask your mentor if they know of an audio engineer that can work over the weekend, you want to make sure your name comes out first.

Our most successful students are hired by the very recording studio they learned in, opened their own studios, and have even been asked to go on tour before their program was even over! And the Recording Connection was there for them when they came back to finish. We want you to succeed - no matter how it happens.

If you have the skills after nine months - or even sooner - why wait around another three years for a piece of paper? Why move hundreds - or even thousands - of miles away? Why pay $100,000 - or even more - when you can spend just a fraction of that cost. What makes more sense to you?

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Miami Music 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 School

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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

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 Engineer School

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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production School

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 School

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.

DJ School

Amplified Audio Production and Music Workshops

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 Audio School

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.

Audio Production Certification

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

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Contact the Miami
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Miami Audio Externship Location

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2790
Miami, FL 33131

(786) 358-0930

Miami Audio Externship Location

3250 Northeast 1st Ave #316
Miami, FL 33137

(305) 748-2389

Doral Audio Externship Location

1550 Northwest 79th Ave
Doral, FL 33126

(786) 789-1736

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 12:00 - 21:00