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Make or record any form of popular or avant-garde music. Learn Pro Tools in a real studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Oakland Studio

Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Oakland Studio

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Microphone design, Sound Systems
- Dynamics Range, Headroom, Harmonic Distortion
- Input and Output Impedance, Indoor / Outdoor Sound
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top Oakland Studio

Now that you have been educated and trained in audio, you must show the industry that you have the necessary credentials. The best way to do this is to become certified. The Recording Connection Certification Programs in Pro Tools™ do just that.

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- 2 or hours of preparation with an award-winning Audio Engineer and Music Producer via Skype.
- Written / Practical Exams
- Certification Award
- Custom logo for your resume
- Elevated Job Placement Status, and More!

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A Top Oakland Studio

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You can't get more inside music business access than this course. Gain an understanding the world of agents, managers, labels, royalties, 360 deals, copyrights, concert riders and more.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- A&R, Marketing, Publicity and Promotion
- Record Labels - Sales, Legal & Business Affairs
- Music Publishing and Compensation
- Artist, Producer, & Songwriter Management
- And much more.

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A Top Oakland Studio

Apprentice under the legends of the music industry who have made the greatest music of all time. We offer private access to the recording-industry leaders who’ve crafted records for U2, Frank Sinatra, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Hole, Nirvana, Sam Cooke, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Learn what you want from the BEST in the business.
- Audio Engineering and Music Producing
- Music Business, A&R, Publishing
- Advanced Audio
- And much more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Oakland Studio

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Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Oakland Studio

Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.strong> Take your beat-making and hip hop music to the biggest stage by apprenticing (externing) on the inside with a major Hip Hop Producer in their recording studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Music Fundamentals, Songwriting, Elements of Style
- Sequencing, MIDI, History of 808s
- EQ, Dynamic Processing, Effects, Mixing / Mastering
- Music Publishing
- Logic Pro software, and much more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Oakland Studio

Featuring Hands-On Ableton Live or Logic Pro Training with Private Instruction from noted EDM producers and DJs.

Tuition: Starts at $3500
Curriculum Covers

- Ableton Live Fundamentals
- MIDI, Comppsition and Instrumentation, Finalizing
- Sound Design and Audio Processing
- Editing, Mixing
- Advanced Techniques, Instrument and Effect Racks, Drum Racks
- LIVE with Ableton Live
- Arranging, Advanced Vocals, Advanced Mixing/Mastering

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A Top Oakland Studio

Oakland / California

Recording Connection
Audio School


Looking to train for a career as a music producer or engineer in the Oakland music scene? The Oakland RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio engineering school that gets you inside an actual Oakland recording studio as a student apprentice (extern), working with real 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 best ways to launch a music industry career in Oakland is to learn on-the-job in a real Oakland recording studio. The RECORDING CONNECTION is the school that can put you there.

You can easily spend 50 thousand dollars or more to go to a music school, but why do that when you could learn in a real recording studio for less? Learn the ins and outs of recording and producing music directly from the pros in a real-world environment, and make plenty of industry connections while developing your craft. Our on-the-job training approach is a highly affordable and efficient way to launch your audio engineering career.

To APPLY for our Oakland Music School, click here.

Located across the bay from San Francisco, the city of Oakland is home to nearly half a million people, also boasting the busiest port in Northern California. Known to many as the home of the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders, this centerpiece of the East Bay is also home to one of California’s more vibrant music scenes. Not only is Oakland a known hotbed for jazz, but its busy music club scene also features such genres as rap, R&B, metal, punk and many others. Not surprisingly, Oakland has yielded more than its fair share of notable artists and bands, including Tower of Power, Green Day, MC Hammer, En Vogue, Sheila E, Keyshia Cole, The Pointer Sisters, tUnE-yArDs and many others.

Suffice it to say if you want to break into a career as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Oakland provides many opportunities to connect. The RECORDING CONNECTION’s on-the-job training approach can put you in the heart of the action.

How do we do it? Our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach places you in a real recording studio, where all your training takes place one-on-one next to a working producer or engineer. You’ll learn the skills of recording, producing and mixing while working on the actual gear and software used by the studio, you’ll gain valuable experience on real recording projects with real artists, and you’ll get to meet and connect with lots of industry pros that you’d never meet in a classroom. Over 70 percent of Recording Connection graduates move into successful music industry jobs. Enroll in our Oakland Music Production School today, and let us get you started on the path to your own success.



Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Oakland

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Logic Electronic Music

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We get our students jobs.

72%

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.

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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt

RECORDING
CONNECTION
$9,800
%
TRADE
SCHOOL
$22,000 + $20,500*
%
2-YEAR
JR. COLLEGE
$44,000 + $61,000*
%
4-YEAR TRADITIONAL COLLEGE$88,000 + $122,000*
*Average Accrued Interest Charges

Sources: Sallie Mae student loan calculator - Nerd Wallet - Best Value Schools - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Recording Connection
Audio School
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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.

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

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Locations of our Oakland area campuses

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The Oakland, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


1

Located Across the Globe.

Our on-the-job training approach gives us the ability to train students in hundreds of locations across three continents, including dozens in California and several right here in Oakland. No need to relocate—we can train you in a real facility near where you live.

Hundreds of locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Low Tuition Means Little or No Debt.

The skyrocketing cost of education forces too many people into crushing debt. At the Recording Connection, we don't think you should be held hostage for 10-20 years by student debt just to get quality career training. We keep our tuition low so our students can graduate with little or no debt.

Low tuition, no hidden charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Learn In the Real World.

In our program, you won't spend a single day in a stuffy classroom. All our classes take place in the real world, where you will learn how the music industry actually works. We train you in a real recording studio.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn From a Real Professional, One-on-One.

Your real-world training is conducted by a real producer/engineer, a mentor who teaches you one-on-one. Receive guided, personalized training on all the gear and software, ask any questions you like. You don't have to compete with other students for your mentor's attention.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

Our Mentors Have Plenty of Accolades.

The Recording Connection partners with some of the world's most successful producers and engineers to train our students. It's common to see Gold and Platinum Records on the walls of your mentor's studio.

Learn from true industry professionals. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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6

Real Job Placement Assistance.

For up to a year after graduation, we work closely with you, leveraging our connections 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.

7

We Come Highly Recommended.

Music industry professionals love our audio school and frequently recommend us. Why? Simple: they know how the industry works, and they see our results!

Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

On the Inside From the Beginning.

One of the biggest hurdles to breaking into the music industry is to become an "insider"—to become known in the industry. Our on-the-job training makes this hurdle much easier to jump because you're placed on the inside from the very beginning. You spend your entire course in the presence of working professionals, earning your stripes while you learn.

Get on the inside track. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Free Tutoring.

The Recording Connection offers free tutoring to anyone in the program who needs it. Really.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Industry Connections.

In the music industry, education alone won't get you where you want to go. This is a business that lives and breathes by connections. Those connections aren't typically made in classrooms—they're made by spending time in the work places where the pros are hanging out. The Recording Connection puts you there, giving you the opportunity to make lots of real industry connections that can further your career once you graduate.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.