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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsNot 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 Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News studio?

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Your NORFOLK, VA MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

Looking for a great music school where you can learn audio engineering and music production in the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only music school alternative that gets you inside an actual Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News recording studio, working as an audio student extern as you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. The best way to get started in audio engineering in this area is by externing in a recording studio in Norfolk, Portsmouth or Newport News.  That’s where we come in.

Why spend up to 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a music engineering trade school when you can spend far less money and go to our music school alternative in a real recording studio? Be smart, learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our music recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to learn audio engineering and music production.

To APPLY for our Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News Music School alternative, click here.

Spanning opposite shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the cities of Norfolk, Newport News and Portsmouth are anchor cities for the greater Hampton Roads metropolitan area, home to over 1.7 million people. The Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area (and surrounding communities) are also home to a busy music scene, with hundreds of local bands and artists from a wide range of genres playing at music venues throughout the area, and with larger touring acts making regular tour stops as well. In an attempt to capture the best of the Hampton Roads Music Scene, a local production company, HR Music TV, shoots video of live performances from local and regional acts and broadcasts them over the Internet. Noteworthy bands and musicians with ties to the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area include Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Juice Newton, Pearl Bailey, and jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few.

A number of quality recording studios make their home in the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News area to accommodate the ongoing needs of the music scene. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find plenty here to keep you busy.

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!


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Enlightened Music Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

The secret to the RECORDING CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working professional in the recording industry who will personally train you on recording and audio projects. We bypass the sterile classroom environment and put you where the real action is, enabling you to make industry contacts for the future. Enroll in our Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News Music School alternative now, and discover why over 70% of our graduates get hired.

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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