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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 Portland studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

With the largest population density of Northern New England, the Portland metro area holds almost a third of Maine’s residents. Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the marine industry is a large part of the economy. Through fishing and commercial shipping, the Port of Portland is the largest seaport in New England based on tonnage.

But the port area also receives a positive economic impact from the service and tourism industries. With 19th century architecture and 21st-century nightlife, the Old Port District is a hotbed of activity throughout the year. Apart from the port, Thompson’s Point has seen a resurgence of sorts, thanks to a growing craft brew scene, concert facility, and other areas of interest.

Along with parks, museums, art galleries, historical sites, and a smattering of minor league sports, there’s something for singles, couples, and families. Which means there are a wide variety of venues to catch many genres of music. Acoustic and metal, local and touring acts, and everything in between shows up on Portland, ME, stages.

And you could become a part of it all. Offering hands-on learning in a working studio, the Recording Connection in Portland offers a departure from the traditional classroom settings of 4-year colleges and colleges. Instead of jockeying for time with your instructor, we offer one-on-one time with a mentor.

These industry professionals will give you the insider’s view of the music industry, starting from day one. Our audio engineering and music production programs are designed to give our externs a real-world view of how music is made. Learn the tools of the trade on DAWS including DAWS Logic Pro and Ableton – while assisting on actual live recordings.

We’ll give you access and opportunity. But know this. The best Recording Connection externs are the ones who bring their all, day in and day out. These individuals are putting in the extra time when they can. They’re asking questions when appropriate and are actively learning everything they can all of the time.

Always loved music, maybe even play in a band, but want to take it a few steps further? Now’s your chance – will you take advantage of the opportunity? Apply today and let’s find out.

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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With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to get you close to the action in ways other audio engineering schools can't match. We do this through our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, bypassing the sterile classroom environment by pairing you with a real working industry pro who instructs you one-on-one.  As you learn the skills for success on real recording projects, you'll make important industry contacts that usually lead to future jobs.  Over 70 percent of our students end up getting hired in the recording industry, and you could be next! Enroll in our Portland audio engineering school now, and let us get you started.

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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105 Hanover St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 352-0441

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