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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School PittsburghNot 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 Pittsburgh studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

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:

You’ve spent time on the weekends with your buddies, writing, playing, and trying to record your music. And you’re good. If you’ve made the decision to make a real run in the music industry, there are a few tracks you can take with you. Continue to spend time a few hours a week, reading online tutorials or watching YouTube videos, and grow your skillset slowly over time.

Or you can turn to the professionals. There are several PITTSBURGH AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS to choose from, as well as “name” universities you move across the country to attend. You can spend years at these schools, spend six figures, and follow their rules.

In the end, you’ll have a piece of paper that says you spent four years in a classroom. Or you can enroll in the PITTSBURGH RECORDING CONNECTION programs. Your instructor is a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, your facility is a PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO, and your curriculum is based on how the music business operates today, not a decade ago.

Instead of vying for your teacher’s attention, you’ll be placed in a real-world studio working one-on-one with your mentor. Get answers to your questions when you ask them, work with our Academics Facilitator to set a schedule (you do have a life outside of school, right?), and learn in accord with a curriculum that matches your needs.

You’ll be working in a pro recording studio, with the latest gear, and with actual clients. Fresh new local bands, established regional acts, and maybe even the occasional artist that’s known the world around. But this isn’t the time to get autographs. This is the time to work.

When you make the decision to enroll in the Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program, you need to make a real commitment. The efforts you put in for the next six to nine months will go a long way to deciding whether or not you’ll have a job waiting for you.

After four years at a traditional 4-year university, you’ll get a firm handshake, a GPA, and a diploma. With Recording Connection, you could have three years of professional music-making experience (that means you’ll be getting paid) in that same amount of time. The decision is yours, but we happen to think it’s a pretty easy decision.

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!


Close to Home or In Your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

As the second-largest city in Pennsylvania, the city offers those in the Keystone State an option other than Philadelphia when looking for AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS. With more than 250 locations throughout the U.S., chances are, Recording Connection has a studio near you. But no matter how close we are to your front door, sometimes world events make it feel like we’re millions of miles apart. As 2020 proved, we may not always be as mobile as we’d like to be. Self quarantines and social distancing limited or shut down many institutions of higher learning. But not Recording Connection. And although we didn’t plan for a pandemic specifically, we did want to make our particular educational system as accessible as we could. For decades we’ve been offering remote learning, allowing our students to work with mentors no matter how many miles of separation there are between them. All you need is a fast enough computer with enough storage space and a reliable internet connection. In the studio or in your home, you’ll receive the same one-on-one attention from your mentor that Recording Connection specializes in. Why move hundreds—or even thousands—of miles away if you don’t have to?

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Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

We’ve told you how you can save time and money by enrolling with the PITTSBURGH RECORDING CONNECTION. How you’ll work side-by-side with an industry insider, learn to move around a real-world studio, and interact with paying clients. All of which can be boiled down to a single word. Opportunity. From the moment you meet your mentor, you’ll be receiving opportunities just not available in a traditional educational setting. Think about it: will a college professor have a job for you after four years? You don’t want to work at a university, you want to be making money in a recording studio! But if you make yourself irreplaceable during the time with your mentor, how can they let you get away. What does irreplaceable look like? Showing up on time, acting responsibly, working on your skills outside of the studio. It means not only learning how to use a digital audio workstation but putting what you learn into practice. It means knowing when to make suggestions and when to hang back and let the magic happen. How to work with “the talent,” no matter what kind of music they play. How to prepare yourself for a session, how to set up the mics, and how to bring in your own clients to work. If you can make the studio money, your mentors will see the potential opportunities you provide. Consider your Recording Connection education a months-long interview, with your mentor, other audio engineers and music producers, and every artist you work with.

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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Here's what Former Pittsburgh Students have to Say About Recording Connection

RRFC is an great choice to make if you want to get straight into the hands on learning in the audio program you like. Rather than going to college, taking extra classes, and spending years before you start learning what you actually want as a career RRFC gets straight to teaching you the ins and outs of your program and the music industry, with its excellent academic facilitators who consistently check in on you to help with your course, your projects, or anything you are working on yourself. And their mentors who are veterans in the music industry and teach you hands on everything you need to know to know to be successful in your field. I highly recommend choosing to learn from them.

Edward Sitarik in McDonald, Pennsylvania

My experience working with my Academic Facilitator has been great. Having him listen to the beats that I am creating and giving me actual true feedback is invaluable. Knowing that he is working with artist in the industry is a plus he knows what is working and what isn't. The lesson time with my facilitator is also valuable time learning a lot of stuff.

Ryan Miller in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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922 W North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Pittsburgh Recording Connection Audio Institute

1601 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

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