This is your Pensacola Classroom

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.

An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical schools. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop / Beat Making Details

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing (externing) 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.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, 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.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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 Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified 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 Certification Details

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Pensacola

Recording Connection Audio Institute

Our Pensacola Studio Locations

  • Regency Park
  • Brittany Forge
  • La Mirage
  • Woodland Heights
  • Baymarc
  • Renz-anna Villa
  • Cervello
  • Sunny Ridge
  • Gary Park
  • East Hill
  • Port Royal
  • Highlands
  • Brookside
  • Ironwood
  • Briggs Manor
  • Cordova Square
  • Goulding
  • Brent
  • Seville
  • Jefferson Park
  • Eastmount
  • Myrtle Grove
  • West Pensacola
  • Bellview
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In Pensacola

Get started with a tour of one of our Florida studios. Or call us for more information at 800-755-7597

Tuition
Comparison

Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.

 

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$9,800 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest

Trade
School

$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

2-Year
Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

4-Year
Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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

About Our Audio School in Pensacola

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Faculty

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Bo Davis Pensacola Engineer

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Bo Davis Pensacola Engineer

Background

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

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Dennis Gould Pensacola Voiceover / Post Production

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Dennis Gould Pensacola Voiceover / Post Production

Background

Soft sell, hard sell. He’s the guy next door – only more versatile.

Dennis Gould – Upright Bass, Electric Bass & Guitar Having spent the later part of the 60’s through the 80’s as a full-time bassist / singer in Baltimore, MD, Dennis changed careers in 1984 and entered the world of Radio. He worked at WIZD, Wizard-104 in Mobile from 1986 through the middle of 1988 when he began working as a producer & voice-over at Soundworks recording studio. His voice has been heard on thousands of Radio & TV commercials and jingles. Still at Soundworks, Dennis occasionally performs a solo show accompanying himself on guitar and featuring tunes from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s.

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Don Mosley Pensacola Producer / Engineer

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Don Mosley Pensacola Producer / Engineer

Background

Sound of Birmingham was originally owned by Neil Hemphill and was located in Midfield, just south of Birmingham. In 1973 the studio was purchased by radio personality Don Mosley, who was using the studio to produce jingles, and in 1976 Don relocated the studio to it’s current location on Fifth Avenue South.

Over the years Don has engineered or produced records that were released on Atlantic Records, Arista, MGM, Stax Records, Rounder Records, Shelby Singleton labels (Nashville), as well as his own label. Fredrick Knight’s gold record “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long” was recorded at Sound of Birmingham Studios.

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Artists

Kenny Rogers
The Temptations
Roy Orbison
Sam Dees
Fredrick Knight
Blind Boys of Alabama
Rubben Studdard
Candi Staton
Lady Smith Black Mambozo (from South Africa)
Roscoe Robinson
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Blackwood Brothers
Jake Hess
JoJo Benson
Peggy Scott
Rozetta Johnson
Dorthy Love Coates

Kevin Sharpe Pensacola Producer / Engineer

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Kevin Sharpe Pensacola Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

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Graylyn “Gino” Claiborne gets hired by his mentor’s studio after graduating!Aver

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Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Gregory Hainer Pensacola Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Pensacola Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Articles

RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

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Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Josh Monroy Pensacola Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Pensacola Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

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Ira Parker Pensacola Producer / Engineer

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Ira Parker Pensacola Producer / Engineer

Background

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

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NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

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Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Jeramy Roberts Pensacola Producer / Label Founder

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Jeramy Roberts Pensacola Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeremy appeared on the “Gong Show” at age 13 – and has been a professional musician ever since. His passion for vocal accompaniment led him to Las Vegas, then Atlantic City, then to New York. He met Linda Eder in 1987 and was her musical director/arranger/conductor for 18 years.

With Linda, he appeared on her Bravo Christmas Special, PBS special, and appearances with the Boston Pops. He’s conducted some of the leading “pops” orchestras, including the Philly Pops, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symmphony, and many others. Concert appearances include 3 sold out shows at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and the Gershwin and Palace Theaters on Broadway.

His work with “Team Wildhorn” include the Broadway and pre-Broadway stage productions and/or recordings of JEKYLL & HYDE, as well as SVENGALI, THE CIVIL WAR, DRACULA, WAITING FOR THE MOON, CAMILLE CLAUDEL and TEARS OF HEAVEN.

Jeremy is the Musical Director of the Valhalla Symphonia

Jeremy is married to Debra Rubin-Roberts (Makeup Artist and founder of “Mommy Makeup”), and has 2 daughters, Daisy and Riley.

Articles

#IZCONNECTED 62 | Jeramy Roberts - How To Monetize Your EDM
Recording Connection mentor Jeramy Roberts talks about the new music industry and creating your own job within it

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Mehul Tolia Pensacola Mentor

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Mehul Tolia Pensacola Mentor

Misha Kachkachishvili Pensacola Engineer

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Misha Kachkachishvili Pensacola Engineer

Background

An established audio engineer/producer based in New Orleans, Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili is an industry veteran whose client list includes names like Solange Knowles, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Janelle Monae, Taj Mahal, T-Bone Burnett and many others. A few years ago, he purchased a historic church left decimated by Hurricane Katrina, chose to keep the church’s historic pipe organ donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and converted the space into what is now Esplanade Studios, the largest recording studio in Louisiana (and one of the most prestigious).

Articles

A Day in the Life of Our Student
Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili on working with artists and finding opportunity

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Dr. John
David Crosby
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Jackson
Elvis Costello
Rickie Jones
Irma Thomas
Van Morrison
Mary J Blige
Common
Janelle Monae
Mary J Blige
Solange Knowles
Sean Combs
Young Jeezy
Lil Boosie
Ana Popovic
Metric
Kim Burrell
John Legend
Rebirth
Juvenile

Scott Lee Pensacola Studio Manager

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Scott Lee Pensacola Studio Manager

Background

In 1996, Scotty became Production Manager for the powerhouse production team, The Characters. It was during this time that Scott worked on numerous Platinum and Gold albums, including releases by SWV, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, B2K, Brian McKnight, Petey Pablo, and Faith Evans. Scotty has been lending his expertise in Studio and Production Management at Engine Room Audio since 2006.

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Artists

Trey Songz
50 Cent
SWV
Johnny Gill
Tyrese
B2K
Brian McKnight
Petey Pablo
Faith Evans.

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School News

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From NFL Linebacker to Music Maker, Recording Connection grad Tommy Hendricks Lands Music Deal

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Recording Connection student Billy Gardella Gets Hired at Factory Underground

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RC grad Jason Abranches gets Freqy on Maui!

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3 Tips from Recording Connection mentor Jason Intille

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Music Scene in Pensacola

The Pensacola, FL Recording Connection

If you are looking for a great Pensacola AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL, look no further! RECORDING CONNECTION of Pensacola is the only AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL that gets you inside an actual Pensacola recording studio where you will learn as an audio student apprentice (extern) and learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (electronica, dub fusion, acid house, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. Apprenticing in a Pensacola recording studio is the inside track to a career in the recording industry in Pensacola–and were the ones who can make that happen for you. 

Why spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school when you can spend far less money and study audio engineering in a real recording studio? Make the smart choice, learn from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL is the smartest, most cost efficient way to launch your career in recording and audio production. 

To APPLY for our Pensacola AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL, click here.

Pensacola, Florida is situated near the western tip of Floridas panhandle near the Alabama border, along the Gulf Coast. The town is known for its large Naval Air Station nearby, as well as the white sands of its beaches which attract thousands of vacationers to the area. Pensacola also has a solid indie music scene, with venues like The Ready Room, Coasters and The Handle Bar featuring both local and touring bands.

A number of quality recording studios make their home in Pensacola to accommodate the needs of the music scene here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Pensacola is a great place to learn–and RECORDING CONNECTION can get your foot in the door.  

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Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

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

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Deadmau5

Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Skrillex

Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Get Educated,
Get Access,
Get Hired.

With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

The Pensacola

Recording Connection Audio School Advantage

1

We’ve got locations everywhere.

The Recording Connection audio technician school has location everywhere. Anywhere you want to learn more about the art of audio engineering, we have a location. Pensacola, Florida? You got it. Fresno? Yep. The U.K.? Sure, why not!?

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.

It’s all about principle, man. Colleges and trade school keep hiking their tuition prices and send students further and further into debt. That’s not ok. It sucks. We keep our tuition low.

The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Your Classroom Will Be The Recording Studio.

In our audio engineering school, you’ll be learning in a real recording studio. Yes, that’s correct. You didn’t read that wrong. It’s all about putting you where the action is. We put you behind enemy lines and make you a hard working, intelligently driven individual. You’ll learn everything about the industry while you’re working in it.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn One-on-one.

You’ll learn from a mentor, one-on-one. You’ll be getting private instruction from a master of the craft. You’ll also be paired with someone who knows exactly what it is that you want to do and how to do it. If you’re into hip-hop we’ll pair you with a producer who primarily works in hip-hop. It’s not that complicated, really.

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

5

Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.

Our mentors are successful. That’s an understatement. Our mentors are REALLY successful. Gold records and platinum albums are a pre-requisite to working with us.

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

6

Job Placement Assistance Program.

Are you concerned about the fact that the economy is in a down turn? Don’t be we’ll find you a job. THAT’S our job. We’ll find you a job come hell or high water. Our Job Placement Assistance program is good for an entire year after you graduate. You’ll be fine.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

The Only School Recommended by 1000s of Pros.

Our school is the only school that is recommended by professionals. You’ll be surprised at HOW many professionals only recommend our program. You know why that is? Because we’re awesome and our school works.

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

From Day One, You’re On The Inside.

You’ll be learning the ins and outs o f the business by living it. You’ll be simultaneously gaining experience and making connections within the industry.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Free Tutoring.

If you’re worried about our curriculum being too difficult, don’t. We have a completely free tutoring program. You’ll be fine. Totally fine.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections.

Connections, my friend. They’re the name of the game. They’re the only way to make sure you stay relevant and working. After all it’s like that old saying it’s not what you know but who. That’s our purpose, friend. We make sure you know everything and everyone.

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