The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School Philadelphia

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 Philadelphia studio?


We hit different and here is why:

Over the past decade, Digital Audio Workstations like Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro have become more and more powerful – and accessible. Today, anyone with a phone, tablet, or laptop can start musical recording, mixing, and mastering. The learning curve is steep, though, and it can take years to truly master.

The RECORDING CONNECTION IN PHILADELPHIA, PA, is designed to flatten that curve immensely. We place you inside a real-world recording studio from day one. You work one-on-one with an audio engineer, music producer, or other industry professionals to learn the technical side of music, music theory, and even how to set up a studio.

We feel it’s the kind of experience you just can’t get anywhere else. Many university degree programs or music production schools require several years of classes and may cost up to $150,000 in tuition fees. And what do you have to show for it? A piece of paper and a pat on the back.

This is your life – do you want to spend it paying off student loans or getting the experience you need to make a career in the music business?

How are we different than other music production 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!

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 in the Music Industry

The City of Brotherly love is a big place - around six million people in the Philadelphia metro area. With a rich musical history as a backdrop, there are many options for AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS. In fact, we have three Philadelphia recording studios of our own for audio engineering and music production.

However, in-person education isn’t always feasible. For decades, The Recording Connection has been offering online or remote programs for our students. This allows you to get the same quality of education while staying at home. While our curriculum is based on what the industry needs today, we also make sure to get your individual needs met too.

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Revolutionary Music and Audio Engineering Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

Why do we feel our AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS in Philadelphia is your best option? In addition to saving time and money, we give you the opportunities just not available in the standard classroom atmosphere. Our audio engineers work with local and regional acts as well as touring superstars. And you’ll be right there with them.

You won’t always be on the other side of the glass from Justin Bieber, Skrillex, or Taylor Swift. But by making the most of these connections, by doing the work, keeping your promises, and building your brand, you will have an impressive portfolio of work when the program ends.

The band you worked with three months prior? Maybe they need a touring engineer and you’re at the top of their list. Many of our graduates are hired by the studio they learned at, find work with other studios, and even strike out on their own! They are able to do this because of the opportunities The Recording Connection has provided.

After all, it’s not always what you know, it’s who you know in the music industry. And you’ll get to know a lot of people in the industry. Make sure they get to know you, too. It’s the decision between four years and a piece of paper or getting years of experience. Creating music, working with live sound, or becoming a recording, editing, mixing, or sound engineer

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Philadelphia 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

Uplifted 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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Recording Connection Advisor Team

Philadelphia Recording Connection Audio Institute

1735 Market Street, Suite 3750
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(267) 713-3720

Philadelphia Recording Connection Audio Institute

38 Jackson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148

(215) 515-7650

Philadelphia Recording Connection Audio Institute

1020 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152

(215) 995-2390

Email: [email protected]