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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 Rochester studio?

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Your ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL

Looking for a Rochester, Minnesota Music School where you can learn audio engineering and music production? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only Rochester music school that gets you inside an actual Rochester recording studio, working as an audio student extern while you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. The best way in Rochester to make a start in the audio recording industry is by externing in one of Rochester’s recording studios.  That’s where we come in.

Don’t throw away 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a music engineering trade school when you can spend far less money and go to music school in a real recording studio. Get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our music school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to learn music production and recording.

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Perhaps most widely known as the home of the Mayo Clinic, the city of Rochester, Minnesota is located in the southeast corner of the state, hosting a population of around 100,000 people. Although not frequently associated with the music business itself, Rochester is home to its own diverse local music scene, with bands and artists playing in a variety of genres in a number of local venues. A number of recording studios accommodate the needs of the music community in Rochester, and the city is convenient both to Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago, both of which host busy music scenes as well. If you desire a career in audio as a recording engineer or music producer, but would rather avoid the craziness of a major metropolis, Rochester provides an excellent quieter alternative while essentially offering the same learning opportunities.

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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Higher Education Music and Audio Production Programs

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With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other music schools can't. Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach bypasses the sterile classroom completely, placing you instead with a working audio professional who gives you one-on-one training on real recording projects.  As you learn the necessary skills, you'll also make valuable industry connections that typically lead to future work. In fact, more than 70 percent of our students get hired, usually through contacts they made while working through our program. Why wait? Enroll in our Rochester Music School today, and get started on the path to an exciting career in audio recording.

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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