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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 Poughkeepsie studio?

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Located about halfway between New York City and the state capital of Albany, Poughkeepsie is bordered by the Hudson River to the West. Many residents head to New York City for work, riding the rails to get to the office. The Poughkeepsie Station acts as the northern terminus for the Metro-North Hudson Line, with trains leaving every 30 minutes during weekday rushes.

Which isn’t to say the town is deserted during the week. For a time, the city was the location of the main IBM plant, producing the computer that beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. It still acts as the main design and manufacturing center, concentrating on the newest mainframes.

Marist and Vassar colleges are located here as well, providing a youthful influence on the entertainment of the town. There are several live music venues in Poughkeepsie offering a wide range of music from indie to electronic to rock and heavy metal. Even classical music is represented thanks to the renowned Hudson Valley Philharmonic which calls Poughkeepsie home.

You may already be part of the Poughkeepsie music scene. If so, are you looking to improve your sound or does working the other side of the glass appeal to you? You may think you need to move to the big city to learn the music industry. Think again.

Why sit on the train for nearly two hours to get to New York City when you can get one-on-one time with an industry professional in Poughkeepsie? With our programs, you’ll be placed in a studio from day one, learning what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Recording Connection mentors give you the opportunity to work with the best audio engineers and music producers in the area. Our mentors work with small, local acts and international megastars alike – and with us, it’s possible for you to be there, right in the studio when they do it.

But you have to see it through. If music is just a hobby, something you do on the weekend, Record Connection probably isn’t for you. With several sessions throughout the week, as well as assignments you’re responsible to complete on your own, our students need to be ready to work.

And you can do it all in Poughkeepsie. Are you ready to rock and roll? Apply today.

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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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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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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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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Poughkeepsie Recording Connection Audio Institute

1147 Route 216
Poughquag, NY 12750
(845) 243-2800

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